Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 31st, 2007
Do you have an old Yeti costume knocking around your place, which you would loan out for free? Or even a Bigfoot suit that an actor might use for six weeks? An off, off, off Broadway play in New York City wants to talk to you.
The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble is mounting a production of On The Verge. In the play, a Yeti appears. It’s a brief but strikingly memorable scene.
However, they are a shoestring production and they quickly discovered that such a costume is very expensive to make or rent from a typical costume outlet. So they are putting out the call for one to be loaned to them for free (for thanks and several tickets to the production) for about six weeks total.
It needn’t be a pristine costume piece; in fact, a little worse for the wear might be okay, I was told. Actually, I was given the details of their need by the guy who is going to wear the suit, Mike Surabian. Beside Yeti, Surabian is going to play eight other parts.
Ideally we would like to trade a program ad or a very special thanks in the program rather than paying a lot for it. We have a limited budget. Is there anyone you know that might be able to help us out?
Please visit our Phoenix Theatre Ensemble website. We are the real deal – just not with real deal $$$.
As to the color, the women characters mention an Abominable Snowman or Yeti – if they are authentically brown/black and the whiteness is snow, we may still need to get a whiteish/grayish one, as the scene takes place in the Himalayas.
The director is open to an authentic-colored Yeti costume. So a red-brown or black is okay – though if we stumbled upon a whiter one, that would be okay too.
The biggest issue is cost, so wherever you are able to look, that would be the primary consideration. As they say, beggars can’t be choosers.
Loren, I appreciate more than I can express your assistance in this.Mike Surabian, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
If you have a costume, contact me, and I’ll put you in touch with Mike.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.