I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot

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I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot Cyndi Freeman Press Kit PortFringe


Contact: Cyndi Freeman / cyndifreem@gmail.com / 617-686-1709

 A one-woman show about bullies, monsters, and hoaxes

Presented by PortFringe 2017
Written and performed by Cyndi Freeman / Directed by Sara Peters

108 High St, 3rd floor
Portland, ME 04101
*Performance space is on the 3rd floor and is not wheelchair accessible.

Thurs, 6/22 @ 6:30 PM / Fri, 6/23 @ 6:30 PM / Sat, 6/24 @ 1:15 PM

$10 Tickets available at the door: CASH ONLY
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View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/144327750

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 fistfights, and 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 is a two-time NY Fringe Festival award winning solo performer. Her solo shows have been presented in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, The UK, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Edmonton Fringe Festival and The Frigid Festival in NYC. Ms. Freeman is a recipient of a grand prize playwriting fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Other performing credits include HBO, Showtime and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and storytelling shows The Moth and RISK! Ms. Freeman also a lead instructor with The Moth Community program, The Story Studio and is a coach for the RISK! podcast.

Sara Peters (Director) is a 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 an actor and a director with Alliance Repertory Theater Company. Currently she is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, covering the New York Knicks. She was once called “badass” by Mobb Deep and she occasionally performs burlesque as Legs Benedict.

What the press has to say about I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot

**** “Cyndi Freeman is a special kind of storyteller…I could have listened to Cyndi Freeman talk about her tumultuous childhood for another hour and been perfectly happy.” On Stage Ottowa

“I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot masterfully crafts a story about surviving your childhood years.” Gothamist

“Cyndi Freeman has an uncanny knack for coaxing epic images from intimate moments.” The New York Informer

“I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot is a well-written, well-acted piece of art that will both tug on your heart-strings and make you laugh.” My Entertainment World

“A heartfelt and humorous journey through the trials and tribulations of grade school bullying that is as rewarding as it is entertaining.” Theater Is Easy

“A warm, effortlessly enthralling storyteller.” “At once heartbreaking and hopeful, this Bigfoot is well worth tracking” Culture Catch


What the press has to say about Cyndi Freeman’s other performances

“Cyndi Freeman elegantly mixes confession with impressions.” New York Times

“…satirical precision that never fails to hit the mark.” The Metro, London

“Freeman is a dynamo.” Broadway.com