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Supporting South Carolina families in need

by Angie Mizzell on March 23, 2015

When I try to describe what it’s like to direct and produce a local Listen To Your Mother show, the words “Love Project” come to mind. Much work is involved—but when the work has meaning it makes all the difference.

Listen To Your Mother began as one show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 and this year, 39 cities across the country will produce and direct their own unique LTYM shows. In addition to giving a voice to our stories about motherhood, LTYM aims to support non-profit organizations that help families in need. To date, this live storytelling movement has raised more than $50,000 for local causes.

familycorps_logoI’m happy to announce that the Charleston production of Listen To Your Mother will donate at least 10% of ticket sales from its May 3rd show to Family Corps.  Tickets are on sale now!

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Family Corps is dedicated to keeping children safe and in a stable home. They work with the whole family to prevent child abuse and neglect, or if it’s already happening, to help stop it and offer counseling and treatment.

“Many times a family member is pinpointed as the problem when in reality the whole family is being affected or contributing to the problem and all need services,” says Family Corps Program and Outreach Director Amanda Netsch.

“When you work with the entire family, you work to recreate the family bonds that create safe, stable environments for children to thrive in.”

Listen to Renee’s story. She explains how Family Corps helped turn her home from chaos to calm.

Family Corps has also helped parents like Christina and Joseph. They were referred to FamilyCorps when their three teenagers were removed from their home last year because of unsafe living conditions. In the Parent Support Group, the couple admitted they were completely overwhelmed with the job of parenting three teenagers with mental health issues. Building on their strengths, FamilyCorps staff assured the couple that their children were very fortunate to have parents who loved them unconditionally and were willing to ask for help.

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Christina and Joseph attended the support groups for several months, and they received the emotional support they craved and the concrete parenting information they needed. They also heard success stories from other parents whose children had received mental health treatment and who were thriving. The facilitator navigated the couple to in-home wrap around services, and they also voluntarily enrolled in anger management classes so they could learn how to handle their frustrations appropriately.

“I was never judged by the group facilitator or any of the other parents attending. I received help and support and gave it to others when I felt confident enough. I have always felt comfortable to speak and express my thoughts freely within the group.”

Two of their teens are back home now, and the third is in inpatient care receiving much needed treatment for a more chronic mental illness. Christina and Joseph are confident that he too will be able to return home soon, and say they will continue to participate in the support groups on a voluntary basis.

How can you help strengthen South Carolina families?

Latoya Jones and Aniyah Meyers

Your tax-deductible donation to Family Corps will help provide support groups for parents and caregivers, children and youth programs, parent education classes, and child abuse awareness and prevention training. Donate to Family Corps. 

Listen To Your Mother: Charleston will donate at least 10% of ticket proceeds from our May 3 show to Family Corps. Get your tickets today.  

Questions? Contact Charleston Director/Producer Angie Mizzell.

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Charleston, tickets are on sale now!

by Angie Mizzell on March 18, 2015

“This series of monologues gives motherhood
a voice 
(and the audience goosebumps.)”

Charleston’s Listen to Your Mother show got a surprise shout-out in the March issue of Skirt! magazine. Many thanks to Ashley T. Caldwell from The Modern Connection for the kind words and for supporting the upcoming show on May 3.

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Last year, we held the show at the Footlight Players Theatre—which was amazing—and we sold out unexpectedly a month early. So we made a quick decision to hold a second show on the same day.

This year, we’re holding the show at a new location! We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m at Charleston Music Hall, which is also amazing and a much larger venue.

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Photo by Landon Phillips

Also this year, we’re holding one show only (for real) so get your tickets now!  10% of ticket proceeds support Family Corps. 

Listen To Your Mother: Charleston
Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Charleston Music Hall
$15 ADV | $20 DOS
Doors 1:00pm | Show 2pm

You can buy tickets online at CharlestonMusicHall.com, by calling the Etix Hotline at 1-800-514-3849, or by calling or visiting the Music Hall Box Office, 37 John Street, Charleston. (843-853-2252).

Any questions? Please contact Charleston Director/Producer Angie Mizzell.

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Charleston, we have a cast!

March 12, 2015

Three days of auditions, followed by days of hard decisions, followed by telling the selected cast the good news, and then making them WAIT to share it. But now, it’s time to get this show started. Please join me in congratulating the 2015 cast of Listen To Your Mother Charleston! These lovely people will read their original, true stories about motherhood on stage at Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Erica Alcox Philicia Baugh Kate Berrio Karen Mae Black Kathryn “Kaytee” Casey Reggie Davis Erin Dudley Betsy and Kris Harper Dede Kennedy Amy Maciariello Tanya Robinson Claire Rhoads Angie Mizzell, Director and Producer of the Charleston show, will also read and emcee. Tickets are on sale now! by

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Charleston Spotlight: Center for Women

March 4, 2015

Auditions for Listen To Your Mother: Charleston are complete! This past weekend, Jennifer, Becca and I listened to amazing and powerful stories from three dozen people, and we couldn’t have done it without the Center for Women. The Center for Women generously opened the doors of its downtown office to give us a comfortable, roomy and convenient space to hold auditions. They were also nice and accommodating when I accidentally locked the key inside after the first day. Oops. Before we announce the cast, we wanted to take a moment to tell you about the Center for Women and its mission to help the women of South Carolina make lasting connections and be successful.     The Center for Women’s top priority is to educate and advocate, helping women in South Carolina have economic success and to become leaders in their professional, community and personal lives. Operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the C4W […]

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LTYM Charleston on TV

February 18, 2015

*Audition signups are now closed. I had a blast earlier this week promoting the upcoming auditions for Charleston’s Listen To Your Mother show. First stop, Lowcountry Live. Watch my segment with Lowcountry Live host (and 2014 cast member) Erin Kienzle here. Then, I hopped in the car and headed over to News 2’s Midday show. View the video clip here. Charleston is honored to bring Listen To Your Mother to the lowcountry for the second year in a row, and we’re grateful to the local media for embracing this 39 city national movement.  The Charleston LTYM show will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now. Any questions? Contact me. Angie by

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