Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts, Long Wharf Theatre presents Tiny Stage. Join us for a one-night only evening of poetry featuring New Haven’s own Christopher “The Real Frii” Elliot. Tiny Stage takes place at Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT on May 12 at 8:45pm, following the 7pm performance of UNIVERSES’ Live From the Edge. Come for both shows, or just stop by Tiny Stage to see one of the city’s brightest artists share his poetry up close and personal. “The Real Frii” has performed all over, including at the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem. You don’t want to miss this intimate celebration of community and creativity! Bundle your ticket for both events and save, or buy a stand alone ticket to experience Tiny Stage.
Christopher “The Real Frii” ElliottPerformer
A native of New Haven, Connecticut (USA), Christopher “The Real Frii” Elliott, began performing as a spoken word poet at the world famous Apollo Theater NY. He would later go on to tour throughout the U.S., England, Switzerland, and France. In 2020, Frii set the first ever official world recorded for “longest written alliteration” with his poetry book titled “The Epic Poem: Mastermind”. He currently works full time as an actor, host of the “Frii Lunch” podcast, and branding consultant.
Born to teenage parents, and the eldest of six siblings, Frii has always been passionate about family, youth, and community. He loves his family and loves laughing, it’s one of his self-proclaimed super powers. Strengthened by his faith in God, and supported by his faithful wife and children, he lives by this declaration: “I am a monolith, I will not be broken. I am a tall tree, I will not be shaken. I am love. I am peace. I am joy. I know exactly who I am.”