New Podcast Episode: Go behind the scenes with forged members of Bike Play

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If you happen to’ve been fortunate sufficient to expertise it, you understand that Bike Play is a really particular factor. Held throughout Pedalpalooza every year since 2009, Bike Play is is a magical meld of open-air theater, a gaggle bike experience, and public house activism. Created and executed by a forged {of professional} actors who began as The Working Theater Collective, Bike Play is a bike-themed manufacturing that makes use of public areas as its backdrops. With minimal props and carrying every thing on their bikes, the actors use playgrounds, plazas, and their prodigious skills to deliver enjoyable tales to life. The multi-day exhibits have develop into a favourite of many Pedalpalooza followers.

A kind of followers is BikePortland Occasions Editor Maritza Arango. She noticed this yr’s present, dubbed “The Resurrection”, and was so excited she needed to study extra in regards to the actors behind it and the way they put all of it collectively. Earlier this week Maritza caught up with Bike Play producer Noelle Eaton and two different forged members — Kristopher Mahoney-Watson and Nick Fenster — for a enjoyable dialog.

Associated: ‘Bicycle Snatchers’ bike play takes theater to the streets

Bike Play posters.

Hearken to the episode to listen to in regards to the time it rained so arduous nobody confirmed up, when Noelle’s hair caught on hearth, the one shocking expertise it takes to earn a spot on the forged, and why you must all the time carry a motorcycle mild with you while you see the present. There’s even a candy phase on the finish when Kristopher’s dulcet tones serenade us in a solo model of the Bike Play theme music!

To attach with Bike Play, you could find them on Instagram or on their web site.

And don’t neglect to subscribe to the BikePortland Podcast so that you don’t miss the following episode (keep tuned for a more in-depth take a look at the 2030 Bike Plan and an interview with Tom Flood). We’re on Apple, Google, Spotify, and just about wherever else you hear.

And when you missed this yr’s Bike Play, take a look at the video under (shot by Kristopher’s dad!):

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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