Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre Coming to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL
Agile Rascal is a theatre troupe that tours new and innovative plays, on bicycles. Their 2019 Florida Tour will stop in Sarasota on March 10th with an incredible assemblage of artists, including actors, dancers, singers, musicians, designers, a composer, a writer and a director to tie the play altogether.
In January, the troupe gathered as Artists-in-Residence in the swamps of the Everglades, to create a brand new play for five weeks. Now they’ve packed up all their costumes, props and set pieces and are pedaling over 1,000 miles to 15 cities and towns across the state of Florida. This year they’re also putting on theater workshops that will allow participants to be a part of our performance event.
There will be a free workshop for people that want to engage with the troupe at:
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sunday, March 10, 4pm
The free performance will follow at Fogartyville at 8pm.
Founded in 2014 by Dara Silverman, Agile Rascal began with the hair-brained dream of biking a play across the country. They made that dream a reality in 2015 when seven foolish and brave artists crossed the United States, performing in big cities and small towns along the way. Since that inaugural tour, they have focused on smaller (in scale but certainly not ambition) regional tours, bringing artists from all over the country to collaborate and create with. They make wildly inventive, musical and funny, environmental-themed plays that are accessible to audiences of all ages. In the creative process, they strive to make the themes of the play reflect the themes of the tour, incorporating ideas from the land and its people.
Their mission is to incite creative thought, encourage community gathering, and invoke the power and joy of sustainable travel. The Florida play centers on the premise of a theater troupe in the future, touring an environmentally-devastated landscape. In this very plausible imagined landscape, they tour on bicycles, not as an environmental statement, but because fossil fuels have been completely depleted and they have no alternatives. This means that the line between landscape they traverse on bikes and the stages they perform on will get very blurry.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236