Written by: Jocelyn Adema, Nicola Atkinson & Fiona Sauder
Directed by: Fiona Sauder
The Bike Show is a play about a city from the perspective of the cyclists. In this highly physical piece of storytelling, we watch six performers on bicycles, navigate the streets to six respective destinations. In this fast paced exploration of chance, progress and risk, stylized text, sound and movement travel the intricately woven stories of a cityscape. The Bike Show is an ode cyclists everywhere and to anyone who has ever been in motion.
Jocelyn Adema is a Saskatchewan raised, Toronto based storyteller and theatre maker. Select acting credits include: The Welland Canal Play (ECT); Really Real Adventures (Solar Stage); Western (Next Stage); Tire Swing (Filament Incubator). Directing credits include: Pippi; Molly Bloom (Fourth Gorgon Theatre); Good to Go; Tango at Eight; The Diagnosis; and Just Enough (NNPF).
For Bad Hats:The Bike Show / Peter Pan (Assist.Director) / How to Get Out of Bed (Writer) / The Gold One (Creator)
Nicola is a London born theatre creator/performer and the Co-Artistic Director of Bad Hats Theatre. Her writing has been workshopped and performed in Toronto, British Columbia, New York City, Australia and New Zealand. Nicola's most recent stage credits include Good Old Neon's Blue Remembered Hills and Jewel Weed Theatre Company's Apple Butter.
For Bad Hats:Peter Pan (Curly) / The Bike Show
Richard Lam is an actor, musician, and sound designer. Acting credits include: Spoon River (Charlottetown Festival, Off-Broadway, Toronto), Of Human Bondage (Off-Broadway, Toronto), Incident At Vichy, Blood Wedding, Marat/Sade, The Crucible, The Dybbuk, Idiot’s Delight, The Dead, The Thirst of Hearts (Soulpepper Theatre); Heart Of Steel (Next Stage); Paper Song, Are We There Yet? (Concrete Theatre). Sound design credits include: The Dead, The Thirst of Hearts, A Tender Thing (Soulpepper Theatre); Creditors (Coal Mine Theatre); That Syncing Feeling (Outside The March). Music direction credits include: Spoon River (assistant), Heart Of Steel, The Dead, The Thirst Of Hearts. Richard has shared two Dora awards for best ensemble: with the cast of Of Human Bondage in 2014, and with the cast of Incident At Vichy in 2016. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy.
For Bad Hats:The Bike Show
A Toronto-based playwright and creator and alumnus of the 2013-2015 Soulpepper Academy as a playwright. Writing credits include, theatre: 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths (Summerworks 2016, The Theatre Centre), The Thirst of Hearts (adapted from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace) Soulpepper Theatre Company, Valkyrie (Rarely Pure Theatre Toronto Fringe 2013. NNNN/Now’s Best of Fringe). Devised: A Wake for Lost Time, there/GONE, A Kitchen Sink Drama ([elephants] collective). He is also plays bass in the folk-punk duo, We’re From Out West.
For Bad Hats: Peter Pan (John Darling) / The Bike Show / Princess Frownsalot (Leroy)
Co-Artistic Producer of Bad Hats Theatre, Victor is an actor, theatre-creator, and music-man. He has entertained audiences on stages ranging from parks to museums, from stone amphitheaters to the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. He is best known to Toronto audiences for his work in Pea Green Theatre's critically-acclaimed Three Men in a Boat, which continues touring after four consecutive years. Recent credits: Clique Claque (Pea Green), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Bain & Bernard), Munsch Mash, The Princess Knight (Solar Stage), Gorboduc (Shakespeare BASH’d), Out of the Lens (Theatre 20/Musical Works). He also plays piano and a slew of other instruments, mostly for fun. Victor shares Dora Mavor Moore awards with the Ensemble and Production of Bad Hats’ Peter Pan.
For Bad Hats:Peter Pan (Peter) / The Bike Show / Princess Frownsalot (Kori) / The Gold One (Jane)
Fiona Sauder is an Ottawa born actor, director, writer, and composer who has worked throughout Ontario and internationally. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with such companies as Canadian Stage, Driftwood Theatre, The Blyth Festival, Nightwood Theatre, YES Theatre and Theatre Gargantua. Fiona is a Dora Award winning performer and creator, and recipient of the Timshell Challenge Award for Excellence and the Jon Bannerman Scholarship for Theatre. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and the proud Co-Artistic Director of Bad Hats Theatre.
For Bad Hats:The Bike Show
Matt Shaw is an actor/writer/comedian working in Toronto. He is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and one half of the musical comedy duo The Diddlin' Bibbles (Patron's Pick 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival) with creative partner Lesley Robertson. Select Credits: Wilf (Theatre Genesis), King James (Shakespeare Bash'd), Nine Mile Portage (Theatre By The Bay). Upcoming: Prairie Nurse (Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse) Directed by Sue Miner.
For Bad Hats:Peter Pan (Tinkerbell) / The Bike Show
Born and raised in Ottawa, Reanne is an actor and theatre artist of many capacities based in Toronto. Her favourite kind of hat is a plaid bowler hat or a plain black tuque. Reanne is grateful that she can call her colleagues her friends and her friends her colleagues! Selected Theatre Credits: The Fighting Days, The Welland Canal Play (ECT), Molly Bloom (Fourth Gorgon Theatre), mamaDADA-workshop (Pea Green Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, Salt Water Moon (Old Flame Brewing Co). Training: George Brown Theatre School.
For Bad Hats: The Bike Show
Annie is an actor, mover/shaker & theatre creator! Currently based in Toronto, but originally from Minnesota, she is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and holds a BA in Psychology. Outside of Toronto she has created and performed in shows in Minneapolis, San Francisco & Winnipeg. She is a co-founder of Fourth Gorgon Theatre, as well as a founding member of Theatre Georgian Bay. Select theatre credits: The Dark Lady (Mystic Horde), Turtleneck (emerGENce Theatre), The Jungle Book (Magnus Theatre), Twelfth Night (Theatre Georgian Bay), We Must have More Men (Theatre by the Bay), Romeo & Juliet and Peter Pan at Old Flame Brewing Co., You Know I Know at the Toronto Fringe, Molly Bloom (Fourth Gorgon Theatre).
• Text Workshop August / September 2015, The Kitchen, Toronto
• Field Research October 2015, The Streets, Toronto
• Writing Retreat September 2017, Kate’s Hollow, Hastings Ontario
THE BIKE SHOW WILL PREMIERE SUMMER 2018.
As this show is centered around Toronto's streets we are avidly seeking partners and supporters from the cycling community leading up to the production of this piece. For more information about this show and ways to get involved please get in contact with us HERE.