Listen to Your Mother makes the most amazing kind of magic.
It grows when like-minded people share the same space and breathe the same air. It grows when an audience says “Yes. I feel that way too,” or “I understand you,” or “I thought I was the only one.”
That’s special magic, and we grew it in Sottile on May 1. The magic grew and unfolded. It took control and while you couldn’t see it, you sure could feel the energy and power and strength. All those wonderful feelings were there, alive and amazing.
The cast of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Charleston took the stage at Sottile, and the audience heard the most breath-catching stories. There were words of heartbreak and love. Stories that were funny, and stories that made us all feel like we’d found our people.
I’ve been floating one something of a dream since the show, a little tender as I felt and relived every moment again and again. And I’ve been wishing to go back, and also looking forward knowing that this isn’t the end. Everyone who was there cast, crew, audience gets to carry this magic with them, and that’s the power of Listen To Your Mother.
Thank you so much to our sponsors who help to make this show a reality in Charleston.
BlogHer, part of SheKnows Media, returned as our North American media sponsor. BlogHer hosts the leading annual conference for women in social media–the very event that inspired founder Ann Imig’s first LTYM show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010—-and where we are proud to co-host an open mic storytelling event. Join us this summer and discover what big ideas lay waiting inside you at BlogHer ’16: Experts Among Us, August 4-6th in Los Angeles.
We are so grateful for BlogHer’s ongoing support!
Our rehearsal sponsor, Gala Desserts has delicious coffee, delicious key lime cheesecake, and a beautiful space. The European-style cafe serves light food, specializes in decadent desserts, espresso, and spirits. There’s breakfast all day, signature paninis, tapas, full coffee bar, wine, beer, and cocktails. Really, what else could you need. Be sure to stop by on Tuesday nights for Talent Tuesdays that showcase local comedy, music, and written word. They also help dress our stage to perfection!
Thank you also for our other amazing sponsors: Lowcountry Live, Lowcountry Coffee Roasters, A Cut Above the Rest, and Stella Nova.
Silver Vine photography captured all the magic so perfectly.
Thank you also to the amazing cast of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Charleston who made this show and have forever left your mark on that stage and on my heart. Cliche? Yes. But totally true.
This year, we donated 10% of our ticket proceeds to WINGS for Kids, a comprehensive social and emotional learning program that teaches Lowcountry elementary school age kids to behave well, make good decisions, and build healthy relationships.
One final thank you to YOU! If you auditioned a piece, joined the cast, visited the web site, sent us traveling mercies and well wishes, we appreciate you!