02Apr

The Listen To Your Mother Reading Series on May 12th in NYC

symphony space

On Sunday, May 12 at 5pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space on New York’s Upper West Side, the Listen To Your Mother Reading Series will give “Mother’s Day a Microphone” as the city and an inspirational group of women and men come together to celebrate motherhood and parenting in a meaningful new way. Included in the cast of the New York City show are former Editor in Chief of Redbook Magazine Stacy Morrison (now Editor in Chief of BlogHer.com), comedian Jaime Fernandez, New York City creative writing teacher Susan Buttenwieser, social justice Read More

14Jan

Writers and Performers: Listen to Your Mother NYC auditions

Listen to Your Mother

As you know from reading this blog, I am associated with a show called Listen to Your Mother and I'm excited to announce that auditions are coming soon! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. This year Listen to Your Mother will be presented in 24 cities nationwide.  If you want to get a sense of what last year’s show looked like, you can watch our videos here:LTYM-NYC Videos. We are seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any Read More

18Oct

Stumbling into Something You Love

I fell in love with theatre at a very young age.  My mother used to take me to see productions at the Civic Center in Atlanta, GA, where I grew up.  We saw "Annie".  We saw "Oklahoma".  We saw "Annie Get Your Gun".  I loved and watched everything about these productions - the actors, the sets, the lighting, the costumes. Then in high school I left a very academic institution to attend a high school of performing arts.  I thought my life would be like the show "Fame" - kids would dance and sing on the tables in the lunch room and my life would be Read More

14Aug

My Small Role in Listen to Your Mother’s Open Mic at BlogHer

This past spring, I had the joy of being involved in the NYC production of Listen to Your Mother.  The experience has changed my life in more ways than I describe.  Now being involved in a REAL off-Broadway show is just ONE small example of how it changed in life as I'm on the crew of The Best of Everything coming to the Here Arts Center this October.  This never would have happened to me had it not been for LTYM and meeting some very special people involved with the show.  A long time theater goer, more avid than you would ever realize, LTYM has Read More

09May

LTYM NYC 2012: All This and So Much More

LIsten to Your Mother

It's been two days since Listen to Your Mother hit the NYC stage.  After weeks and weeks of working on the show's logistics, from finding a non-profit to support... to helping to cast the show to finding rehearsal space... to securing sponsorships... to scouting a location for the cast party, I put my heart and soul into bringing this show to life. I enjoyed every waking minute of it and nourished the experience.  Words can not even express how grateful I was to be a part of it.  I kept thinking that the chance of ever working on a NYC stage Read More

17Apr

Behind the Scenes of Listen to Your Mother

Listen to your Mother

I've learned so much working on Listen to Your Mother NYC.  I'm working with the most amazing women you can imagine on a production we all care about, and been involved in all aspects of the production.  From auditions to casting the show, from finding rehearsal space to the planning the actual rehearsals, to finding the venue for the show and scouting the Upper West Side for the cast party and so much more.  I've been milking the experience as much as possible and have been absorbing the knowledge of the phenomenal director, producer and cast, and Read More

12Mar

Taking It All In

Listen to your Mother

Yesterday was an extraordinary day.  I woke up an hour earlier than usual due to Day Light Savings without flinching. I got out of bed at 7:30 on a Sunday morning which I never do, dressed and prepared to leave my family for the day.  Then I found myself walking on air all the way to the train station, to the city, to a small theater on the Upper West Side to join 15 marvelous women. And I couldn't help but wonder, how did I get there?  How did I end up precisely in the right spot, as Associate Producer, under a fabulous Producer and Director, Read More

28Feb

Living the Dream as Associate Producer of Listen to Your Mother

Listen to Your Mother

Late last year I announced my involvement with a show called Listen to Your Mother. Created by humorist (and now someone I am so proud to call my friend), Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants, the show is a “live reading by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood" and is coming to NYC for the first time. My role as Associate Producer has a wide range of responsibilities so far and I have loved every one of them. I'm taking it ALL in, every step of the way. Why?  I went to a performing arts high school.  I grew up Read More

24Jan

Attention NYC Writers and Performers: AUDITIONS

Listen to Your Mother

As you know, I am involved with bringing a wonderful show to NYC called LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.  The show is by women, for women, about women, and I have proudly blogged about it here. Seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect of motherhood in the NYC premiere of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER, to be held at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium at the JCC in Manhattan on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. People of all ages, types, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to audition.  No previous stage Read More

05Jan

Unbalance by Ann Imig

Ann Imig

This is the first entry in my new series "I Don't Know How She Does It," written by Ann Imig, a stay-at-home humorist and the National Director of Listen to Your Mother (LTYM). In some overwhelmed moments, I still wish I could just be content with the privilege of affording to stay home raising my kids.  I wish that the business of mothering could fulfill me completely, because my five and seven-year-old boys' baby days are bygone, and their childhoods feel fleeting. I already have to bribe my boys for hugs. Kisses are completely off-limits. Read More