Monday, June 20, 2011

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

We took some time off from casting (full cast TBA super soon!) and putting the finishing touches on our fundraising campaign (launching any day now!) to frolic with our fellow finned friends at the annual CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE!

As soon as we got off the subway, we knew we were somewhere special...

And check out the MER-chandise (har!) for sale at the parade...

Even though this mermaid's a bit under average-sized, she's all right.

We saw some FABULOUS mermaids on parade! Check it out...

Too awesome.
An entire float of little mermaids!
Gloria Steinem once said that a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
Care to comment, Ms. Steinem?
One fish, two fish...
Baby Mermaid is cool, but check out Mom's Ursula dress!
Fantastic hat featuring some average-sized mermaids!

We made some silly signs to help our nautical friends know how they could continue to show their mer-pride all summer long: by coming to see our show in The Fringe, of course! Here are a couple of close-ups...

The small sentence after the asterisk reads: "no copyright infringement intended."


We asked some particularly awesome-looking mermaids if they wouldn't mind being photographed with our signs, and they were all great sports! We have too many fin-tastic pictures to post here (click here to view our Mermaid Parade album in its entirety) but see below for a few of our favorite shots!

This mermaid actually CROCHETED her own tail. It's awesome.
See below for a close up.
How cool is THAT???

HOOKED on great theater!
Awesome costumes all around, but big ups to the Dapper Crab.
Part of your wooooooorld...
LOVE her fishy friend!
Fabulous pink-haired mermaid!

"The closing of our oysters and the reclamation of our pearls!"
- Ashley, The Average-Sized Mermaid.
Want this quote to make even a little sense? Come see the show!

Thank you to all of the fabulous mermaids who mer-ticipated! If you don't see your photo here, don't worry: check out the album! And keep up that mermaid pride all summer long by coming to see THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID at Fringe NYC this August!

COMING SOON: Meet the cast! Contribute your sand-dollars to our fundraising efforts!


  1. Looks like you had a WHALE of a good time! Can't wait to SEA more about the play. (insert additional fish pun here)

  2. Fish puns are the best! CONFESSION: The play doesn't even have discernible characters or a plot. It's just a random collection of fish puns. But sshhh! Don't tell anyone...