Wise Fool is excited to host the traveling theatre company, Agile Rascal Bike Theatre, on Friday, October 13.

This is a family-friend donation-based show.

Chai Chai – Toured on Bicycle by Agile Rascal Theatre

For our fourth tour, Agile Rascal will be starting out at the Peñasco Theatre Collective, where we’ll spend two weeks, in residence, putting together our latest production.

Then we’ll strap our costumes, puppets, props and instruments onto our bikes and pedal over 400 miles (climbing over 21,000 feet!!) to bring this new play to towns across Northern New Mexico, in partnership with arts and cycling organizations across the region-all for free!

 

About The Play: Chai Chai

At the intersection of “this way” and “that way,” a Giant sits at a Chai Stall, a Matchmaker wonders if she is losing her touch, and a very quiet character suddenly has a lot to say.

Guided by a mythical chorus of fly elders, Chai Chai is a play about remembrance, memory, and what happens when we begin to forget.

 

Show Time at Wise Fool

Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

This is a donation-based show, with no tickets being sold. Show up early to grab a seat!

 

New Mexico Tour Dates

Agile Rascal will be touring in several other locations! You can find out more about our other tour dates on our website:

https://www.agilerascaltheatre.com/newmexico

About Agile Rascal

Mission

Agile Rascal is a theatre company that intersects the arts and cycling.

Our mission is to make innovative theater accessible, promote cycling as a viable means of transportation, inspire reverence for our natural landscape and foster creative connections between artists, activists and cyclists.

 

Vision

We believe that art should be smart and funny, strange and lovely, and that it should be unstuffy, free, and inviting to all people.

We aim to create shows that explore the many connections between our beliefs and values and the natural world that we are a part of.

By touring on bicycle and creating from used materials, we challenge ourselves to imagine new and deeper connections to the earth, including the creatures and people who live on it.

We work to build a community that: does a lot with a little, minimizes our impact on the land, works collaboratively, shares decision-making and responsibilities, and values different backgrounds, experiences, bodies, and abilities.

 

History

Founded by Artistic Director, Dara Silverman, in 2014, Agile Rascal Theatre began as an impulsive and ambitious dream to bike a play across the country. Dara made that dream a reality in 2015, along with six other brave and scrappy artists, performing our first devised play, Sunlight On The Brink, in libraries, parks, parking lots, and bike shops in big cities and small towns across the United States.

That was bonkers. Learning from that inaugural tour, we reassessed and recommitted, not only to the sustainability of our travel, but to the sustainability of our company and the lasting impact we can have on the communities we travel through. With all of this in mind, we started focusing on specific regions and states to tour in. We cast the net wide to gather artist-athletes for our adventures, building a company of passionate and talented artistic velo-nomads from across the nation.

We intend to continue making wildly inventive, musical and funny plays for all ages and always by donation.

 

 

Land Acknowledgement

We, the artists of Agile Rascal, acknowledge that we are uninvited guests, traveling through the unceded lands of Turtle Island (North America).

As a bicycle-touring theatre company, we move freely through a landscape fraught with the histories of the forced removal and genocide of Indigenous people.

We acknowledge that the names that we’ve learned for the places we come from and tour through are colonial names.

Despite our disparate histories, we acknowledge that we are all products of ongoing colonization.

We acknowledge that this website was created and is maintained by technologies that leave a significant carbon footprint and contribute to changes in the climate that disproportionately affect indigenous people worldwide.