Join Us at The Dairy Center for the Arts on 5/9/15 at 4 & 7 PM!

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Christine Kahane moved back to Colorado in 2014 after spending three years in Tanzania. She owned her own business in Dar es Salaam building brand strategies and business plans for Tanzanian companies. When she landed back in the States, words failed her; she literally could not talk about what she had experienced. So she began writing it down. She kept writing and now is in edits with her forthcoming memoir: Mama Lulu. Today’s piece is excerpted from the book. Christine is an operatic lyric soprano, and mother to a six month old Yorkie named Miss Petunia Belle. They have recently moved to Lafayette, where, alongside her writing, Christine is building brand identities for a few clients in the area. Among her passions is a world that works for all. To that end, she completed a rigorous facilitator training last fall for Awake At Work: a mindfulness program for corporations that launched online with Sounds True this spring. She is participating in an initiative with the City and County of Denver to build a new blueprint for Health & Care. ‘Let what you love be what you do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.’ ~Jelaludin Rumi

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Although Heather Lofquist had a successful and promising 11-year career in the Air Force and then five years as a government contractor (instructional designer/program manager) in the Washington, D.C. area, she finds being a mommy to a sweet, precocious, very well-spoken 2.75 year old girl and a quirky, inquisitive, persistent 7 month old boy to be the most rewarding, frustrating, amazing, exhausting, eye-opening, love-filled career she’s had yet. She’s eager to watch both of her kiddos as they learn and grow.
A mostly full-time stay at home mom, Heather currently works very part time at the University of Colorado and will begin classes in CU’s teacher licensure program in May 2015.
 Elyana Funk
Elyana Funk is dedicated to service, her community, and supporting marginalized youth. She has worked for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County for the past 15 years.  As the Sanchez Program Director, she worked closely with 40 “Dreamers,” following them from 2nd grade through their freshman year of college. She now serves as the AmeriCorps Site Director for IHAD and is also on the board of The Family Garden. Elyana is from Pennsylvania, attended college at Duke University, and now lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Lafayette, CO.
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Boulder’s First Rehearsal

by Joelle on March 25, 2015

One of our favorite things about the Listen To Your Mother project is the First Rehearsal. Not only do we get to hear the stories again, together, but the cast finally gets to meet each other and hear the stories too.

Our local sponsor, Pica’s, provided a delicious dinner and Walden Hyde provided our comfortable space. Our cast provided their hearts and their bravery.

 

 

Dana

Dana

Terrible Joelle selfie

Terrible Joelle selfie

Heather

Heather

Christine

Christine

Pam

Pam

Elyana reading

Elyana reading

Rebecca

Rebecca

Tracy and Petra

Tracy and Petra

Carrie, Stephanie, and Ellen

Carrie, Stephanie, and Ellen

 

Thank you to our 2015 cast for your beautiful words and for sharing a part of yourselves with Listen To Your Mother.

You can hear all of our stories on Saturday, May 9th (4pm and 7pm) at The Dairy Center. Tickets will go on sale April 1st!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cast Spotlight; Rebecca Brown Adelman, Ellen Nordberg and Petra Perkins

March 17, 2015

Rebecca Brown Adelman co founded in 1999 and currently serves as the co director of The Interactive Theatre Project, a program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which uses theatre as a medium for education, dialogue and as a means to create social change. She is also founding partner of Affinity Arts Consulting. With an extensive background in theatre and improvisation from New York City, Rebecca studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Circle Repertory, HB Studios and received her MA in drama therapy for New York University. Rebecca is an actor, director, and writer with years of comprehensive training in Social Justice theory and practice. Rebecca has created and facilitated hundreds of performances and dialogues on issues impacting community all over the country. She performs regularly in the Boulder and Denver area and is a longtime ensemble member of Playback Theatre West. Ellen Nordberg’s articles and essays have appeared in […]

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Announcing Boulder’s 2015 Cast!

March 5, 2015

We are thrilled to announce Boulder’s 2015 Cast! It was a privilege and an honor to bear witness to so many beautiful, personal stories. Narrowing it down to just ten was no easy task. Without further ado, we present to you this year’s cast:   Rebecca Brown Adelman Elyana Funk Christine Kahane Heather Lofquist Ellen Nordberg Petra Perkins Tracy Ross Stephanie Sprenger Carrie Howell Dana Talusani Pam Moore (co-producer) Joelle Wisler (co-producer)   by

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Listen To Your Mother Boulder Announces 2015 AUDITIONS!

January 22, 2015

We are thrilled to announce Boulder’s Listen To Your Mother Show 2015 Auditions! We cannot wait to hear YOUR STORIES. Yes, yours! You know you have one. If you have a mother, know a mother, or are a mother, you have a story to tell about motherhood. Auditions will be in downtown Boulder by appointment only Saturday February 21st 10-5 Sunday March 1st 10-5 To schedule an audition, email  listentoyourmotherboulder (at) gmail (dot) com. Please write AUDITION in the subject line. Things to keep in mind: Your piece should not exceed 5 minutes. The central theme of the story must be motherhood. You DO NOT have to be a mother to audition. You do not have to have your piece memorized. In fact, we prefer it if you do not, as this the show is a series of live readings (not performances). You do not have to consider yourself a writer. You do not have to […]

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