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BikeFace ()

Produced by

Trailblazing Ladies

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Natalie Frijia


The Annex Theatre


July 5th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018


During the Victorian era bicycle craze, doctors warned women riders they would undoubtedly cultivate “bicycle faces”: becoming over-exerted, wild-eyed, un-sexed vulgarities, when faced with nothing before them but the wide, open road. A hundred years later, the story of BikeFace takes off. It’s a one-woman whirlwind retracing a real-life bicycle adventure across Canada, challenging the outdated gender stereotype. Filled with strange-but-true tales of Wild West proprietors, haunted graveyards, and wanderers with secrets only fit for strangers. BikeFace will tickle your funnybone but, above all else, will ignite your thirst for adventure! (


Clare Blackwood Performer
Scott Garland Voiceover
David Kingsmill Voiceover
Rebecca Perry Voiceover
Miquelon Rodriguez Voiceover

Creative Team

Natalie Frijia Playwright
Mandy Roveda Director
Christopher Pattenden Lighting Designer
Miquelon Rodriguez Sound Designer
David Kingsmill Sound Designer


Rebecca Perry Producer
Rebecca Perry Producer
Joanne Galligan Poster Design
Hayley Andoff Photography