Brad Lawrence's STRAYS to Play The 2019 Frigid Festival
Renowned Storyteller Brad Lawrence wrestles with the complicated legacy of his step-father and the hodge podge family of eight kids that came together to sometimes disastrous, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally touching results.
Miserable, traumatized, rage filled, uneducated, and tragically lacking in psychological treatment, no one in the world was temperamentally less qualified to raise a house full of children than Brad Lawrence's step-father. But when circumstances and two dead spouses left him with a house full of children and their friends and their pets, Pete Peterman turned no one away. Instead, he tried to rule the chaos with an iron fist and a swift back of his hand. And his dominion might have gone unchallenged had it not been for his third wife and his youngest step son. On the occasion of Pete's funeral, in the desolate Ozark town where this rickety family first got stapled together, Brad attempts to come to terms with their long, tempestuous, sometimes violent relationship and finds compassion for this strange keeper of strays.
Brad Lawrence (Writer/Performer) was the first storyteller to win back-to back Moth GrandSLAMS and is regularly feature on the Moth MainSTAGE. His writing was most recently featured in McSweeney's. He is both a member and featured storyteller with the BTK Band and a regular at such shows as The Liar Show, Adam Wade's Super Stories, The Risk Podcast and How I Learned. In addition, his previous shows, "Monsters in The Wood" and "The Gospel of Sherilyn Fenn" have been presented around the country to critical acclaim. He performs burlesque as Handsome Brad and is the regular co-host of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque at The Slipper Room. He has co-produced and performed in storytelling and variety shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, South By Southwest Interactive, and in conjunction with WBUR, USA Network, Grant's Whiskey and Casper Mattress. You can find him on twitter at Bradlaw77 or at his website, hblawrence.com.
Cyndi Freeman (Director) is a two-time FringeNYC award winning solo performer. Her solo shows have also been presented in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, the UK and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival. Her newest solo show, I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot, debuted this past year at the Frigid Festival in NYC. As a storyteller her credits include: The Moth, The Liar Show, Adam Wade's Super Stories, Seth Lind's Told, Risk, and Story Collider. 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.