Bike Play 6: Bike Play’s Big Adventure!

June 19-22nd
Thursday-Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3
Peninsula Park
The Working Theatre Collective is proud to present a play about a protagonist and their bike — together for the first time in their (6th) big adventure! When our hero has their beloved bike stolen, they set out across North Portland to get it back and find themselves on the ride of the summer! 

For the 6th installment of the Working Theatre Collective’s wildly popular play by/on bicycle, we decided to give a nod to one of the greatest bicycle films of all time: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Loosely inspired/informed by the cult classic tale of bicycle theft we encourage audiences to ride to, through, and alongside this summer-evening (and one afternoon!) adventure as it tells its story across a series of locations.

Bring your helmet and be prepared for some james bond kinda stuff. 

Support Ashley on Kickstarter!!!

Support Ashley on Kickstarter!!!

check out ashley’s current project and throw them a couple of dollars.  it’s gonna be super awesome! 




iw posterwhat ashley’s up to these days over at social sciences

and mark your calendar for her upcoming show INDEPENDENT WOMEN, which runs march 6-22nd at action/adventure (1050 se clinton st)


Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St, Portland Take Trimet (North Side- Next to the Basketball Courts)
6:30pm, The Show/Ride Leaves at 7pm, June 20 – 23
Bike Play returns!
Answer the call to adventure as Bike Odyssey takes you on an epic journey through a land of gods, monsters, and heroically dexterous bike mechanics. The fifth installment of the Working Theatre Collective’s road-cloggingly-popular, pedal-powered-quest-theatrical-spectacular resurrects the gods of old for one more ride. You will cycle through worlds (and underworlds!) forbidden to mere mortals, alongside our band of cyclo-nauts. Don’t forget your bike!
You are encouraged to come dressed in the guise of your favorite bike goddess, demigod, or titan.

See you next June!



It’s been an amazing four years, but it’s time for us to split up for a bit.  

Nate and Eva are off to graduate school (both for playwriting, Nate at Savannah College of Art and Design, Eva as part of the Michener Program at University of Austin, Texas.  Which is where Noah is also going to school).  

Ashley and Noelle are going to continue to live and work in Portland.  Ashley has been commissioned by Action/Adventure to create a devised piece for their 2012/2013 season. Noelle will perform in it (and is auditioning for other things around town).  If you’re so inclined, you can find out what Ashley is up to here


We’ll be back for Bike Project 5.0.  It’s too good to pass up. 




nice little write up/interview with co-founder Ashley Hollingshead by Emily Stevens.

read it here


we’ve had great audiences, and it’s such a blast to do! thank you!  

6:30 meet up at ladd’s, 7pm rides/show starts.  

check out the sweet photos on