I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot

Presented by Nefarious Laboratory – New York, NY Written & Performed by Cyndi Freeman Directed by Sara Peters Two-time NY Fringe Festival award winning storyteller Cyndi Freeman, presents a solo-show about hoaxes, lies and monsters. Weaving together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth with darker tales about a hoax perpetrated against her when she was 11, she crafts a story about the resilience it takes to survive childhood.

Cyndi Freeman (Writer, Performer) is a two-time NY Fringe Festival award winning solo performer. She has been performing as a storyteller for 20 years, credits include: The Moth, The Liar Show, Adam Wade’s Super Stories, Seth Lind’s Told, Risk, Stripped Stories & And I Am Not Lying. Her solo shows have been presented in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, The UK, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival and in NYC. Ms Freeman is a recipient of a 2015 SPARC grant (Seniors Partnering With Artists City Wide), which will enable her to partner with the Brooklyn Arts Council, in leading a program that teaches storytelling to seniors. She has worked for 5 years as a lead storytelling instructor with The Moth Community Outreach Program where she has coached people from all walks of life including docents at the 9/11 Tribute Center, adults with disabilities at Self-Advocacy Association of New York State and AHRC New York City, nurses at Montefiore Hospital and residents incarcerated at The Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York. Currently she is also the producer and host of Nefarious Laboratory Variety Show. A winner of a Grand Prize Playwriting Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, her other credits include The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Campus Comedy on HBO, and Compromising Situations on Showtime. She also performs burlesque in NYC as Cherry Pitz and produces Hotsy Totsy Burlesque monthly burlesque show with Joe The Shark. www.heroicsinhotpants.com


Sara Peters (Director) is s Storyteller who has been featured at TEDMED, on The Moth podcast, and on stage at The Liar Show, Bare, and Super Stories. She has worked as both a actor and a  director with Alliance Repertory Theater Company. Currently she is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, covering the New York Knicks. Once called "badass" by Mobb Deep. Occasionally she performs burlesque as Legs Benedict.


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