RIDE ON is a play about public transit and related community issues in South Fayetteville.
This play is one of three productions of the Southside Civic Lab – The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre’s performance series and community effort to use theatre and other art interventions as tools of building awareness around community issues relevant to South Fayetteville. Fundamental to the community effort of the Southside Civic Lab is the network of Neighborhood Ambassadors who live in South Fayetteville. Their work, perspectives, and extensive research are crucial to this project.
This play is a continuation of RIDE, a staged reading performed in December 2017. Written based off of conversations with residents reliant on public transit and extensive, experiential research of the public transit system, RIDE ON will run February 23-25 and March 2-3 throughout South Fayetteville in site-specific locations – offstage performance locations relevant to the residents of the community. Neighborhood Ambassadors played a key role in building the research for this project, with several of them riding bus routes and documenting their experiences.
RIDE, and all productions of the Southside Civic Lab, are made possible with the generous support of Mid America Arts Alliance, Walton Family Foundation, and Walmart Foundation.