That’s a wrap, Charleston!

by Angie Mizzell on May 21, 2015

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Charleston’s 2015 Listen To Your Mother show was amazing. We even made the front page of The Post and Courier on Mother’s Day.

As the director and the emcee, I was able to sit on the stage and watch each cast member—under the glow of the spotlight—read their story and feel it like never before.

The stories ranged from childbirth, teen pregnancy, adoption, alcoholism, suicide, and the day-to-day challenges of being a mom. Some were laugh out loud funny. Through it all, the depth of motherhood and how it shapes us hit home. The audience laughed, cried and said, “Me too.”

We had 300+ in attendance at Charleston Music Hall and here’s what one of them had to say:

“It was a great collective expression of souls intertwined, yet liberated and free; of struggles that have made people stronger and better. We loved the stories….”

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Cast member Tanya Robinson said her castmates provided “a safe haven of compassion, empathy, and openness”, and to me that’s what it’s all about.

This video by Jody Mack Photography captures so perfectly how strangers quickly became family, all because they were brave enough to tell their story.

A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who auditioned, to the friends and family who supported the team and the cast, to the media and the community. A special shout out of gratitude goes out to our local sponsors and community partners:

Jody Mack Photography

Children’s Eye Specialists

Teacups and Trucks

Center for Women

Bonnie Compton, Parent Coach

Wynne Sisk, Beautycounter

Stephanie Pratt, Stella and Dot

And thank you for supporting this year’s local cause, Family Corps, with your ticket sales.

Stay tuned – the videos will be released this summer!

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11055724_10206303831337608_1636892191498598056_nThank you Charleston City Paper for spreading the word about the Listen To Your Mother show, coming up this Sunday, May 3 at 2pm at Charleston Music Hall.

Read the article here.

Get your tickets here.

We hope to see you at the show!!

 

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Jody Mack Photography

April 29, 2015

I can’t believe that we are here, three days away from Charleston’s 2015 Listen To Your Mother show. In a recent conversation with LTYM Founder Ann Imig, she noted how a local show is like a wedding. All this prep, for months and months, and then poof! it’s over. That’s why we’re so grateful to have Jody Mack Photography as a returning local sponsor for this year’s Listen To Your Mother show. As our show day photographer, she’ll capture the moments that we’ll always remember.   Jody is a lifestyle newborn, child and family photographer serving Charleston and Mount Pleasant. As the mom of three young girls, she enjoys capturing candid moments and all that is unique and beautiful about every individual.     Jody’s favorite mantra – that holds true in many areas of life – is that the “the best moments are REAL moments,” and Jody captures those real and beautiful moments each […]

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A diverse cast of locals to share true, original stories about love, loss, laughter and motherhood on May 3

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It’s a show that will make you laugh, cry and say, “me too!” Twelve women and one man will take the stage for Charleston’s second annual “Listen To Your Mother” show on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Charleston Music Hall. (Get tickets) The diverse cast of locals are everyday people with powerful stories to tell. Their original, true stories range from childbirth, teen parenthood, adoption, suicide, and the day-to-day challenges of being a mom. Through it all, the depth of motherhood—and how it shapes us—is the tie that binds the show together. Cast members were selected after a three-day audition process, and they met for the first time during a table read earlier this month. “Every walk of life is present in this show, and every essay is the perfect puzzle piece needed to present the full story,” says cast member Kate Berrio. “I felt like I’d just been given […]

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Teacups and Trucks

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Listen To Your Mother: Charleston is made possible in part by local sponsors. Today we are happy to shine the spotlight on returning local sponsor, Teacups and Trucks. Mention Listen To Your Mother to get 20% off any custom order or store purchase from now until May 31, 2015 I have three children, and as much as I love celebrating each of their birthdays, the whole process can be very stressful. Even when I try to “keep it simple” it never turns out that way. Especially in February when there are two birthdays and Valentine’s Day in the same week! Corrie Silvers, party planner and owner of Teacups and Trucks gets it! As a mother herself, she recognizes the extreme amount of stress that planning a child’s party can put on parents. That’s why she created Teacups and Trucks— out of her passion for children and love of event planning. With a mission […]

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