My new one woman show is at FRIGID FESTIVAL I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot!

CyndiFreeman_By Ben Trivet BF4Photo By Ben Trivett

My newest solo show opens this week.This one is a major labor of love. Hope you can make it!

CYNDI

PS: I am alredy getting some nice press! Read here

Just Do Art, Week of Feb. 19, 2015

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Jan 7th 2015
Nefarious Laboratory: Cyndi Freeman / cyndifreem@gmail.com / 617-686-1709
Horse Trade Theater: Emily Owens PR / emily@emilyowenspr.com / 917.408.3677

FRIGID New York presents a Nefarious Laboratory production
I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot
A story about bullies, monsters, and hoaxes.

Written and performed by Cyndi Freeman / Directed by Sara Peters

UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place
Between 1st Ave and Ave A

Thurs, Feb 19, 7:10
Sun, Feb 22, 3:30
Sat, Feb 28, 10:30
Wed, March 4, 8:50
Sun, March 8, 5:10
Tickets ($10 / $8 students & seniors)

Available online at www.FRIGIDnewyork.info
For more on Nefarious Laboratory go to: www.heroicsinhotpants.com

When she was 11 years old Cyndi Freeman became obsessed with the Bigfoot phenomenon, the hunters, the hoaxes and the true believers. That same year, her homeroom classmates perpetrated a hoax of their own. They convinced the faculty that Cyndi was a thief, an instigator of fist fights, an agent of mayhem. It had all been lies and, by their high school years, the kids who had participated apologized and Cyndi forgave them. But the teachers still believed the legend that Freeman was a violent pathological liar. Friendships were lost, parents lived in fear and only the children knew, and accepted, the truth. Weaving together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth and darker tales about the fiction that surrounded her during her formative years, Freeman talks of truth and lies, motivations both hidden and obvious, and 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.

Video of other stories by Cyndi Freeman

Jimmy and the Headhunters – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io7CVHcI9EU&feature=plcp

Meeting Your Role Models – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79FzEhs9Mrg&index=29&list=UUpdvTF4OQtGw9w8KAJCUh-Q

What the press has to say about Cyndi Freeman
Cyndi Freeman elegantly mixes confession with impressions. – New York Times

Freeman’s performance throughout is charged with electricity – Backstage

**** Packed choc-full with the sort of observational humor and delicious wit that renders resistance useless. – The Evening News Edinburgh

Freeman wins us over … we are engaged completely … marvelous. – Boston Herald

Freeman is fearless … an impressive actress – Boston Globe

Insightful and heart-wrenching as well as hilarious, Freeman has a knack for making a connection with her audience and making them feel as if they’re having a private conversation with her. – The Happiest Medium

Freeman has a vivid comedic personality, and her story is absolutely delightful –Lively Arts

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