Cast Spotlight: Angie Mizzell

by Anna Hartman on April 4, 2017

We are welcoming Angie Mizzell back to the stage with open arms. The founder of LTYM: Charleston, Angie is the reason we are all here, together again to share our stories and the stage. She’s a beautiful soul, a positive influence, and an amazing dancer. You don’t want to miss her story about finding what is most important when you’re a mother.

Angie Mizzell
What is your name?
Angie Mizzell

Where do you write, blog, are published?
Since 2008, I’ve written a personal blog about home, family, and authentic living at angiemizzell.comand I’m currently a featured blogger for Skirt.com. My personal essays have appeared in a number of print publications, including Lowcountry Parent and Skirt! magazines.

How did you find LTYM?
A friend saw a LTYM show in the DC area, and she convinced me to bring the show to Charleston. I directed and produced Charleston’s first LTYM show in 2014, and again in 2015.

What is the craziest thing you remember saying to your children?
While watching some awards show I said to my 6-year-old son, “Do you know Justin Timberlake? Pay attention. Because you need to know him.”

If you are a blogger/writer, what is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?
I zoom in on life moments that feel meaningful and universal in some way. Sometimes, my stories are deep, and sometimes they’re just flat out silly. Like the time we tried to snap that perfect photo for the family Christmas card. It still makes me laugh: http://angiemizzell.com/blog/2012/12/10/picture-imperfect-2

When did you first know that your family wasn’t quite like other families?
There was a lot of love in my family but also a lot of dysfunction. The loss I experienced growing up has shaped the wife and mother I am today. Sidenote: This is what I love about Listen To Your Mother, how it spotlights the heartbreak and the redemption in our collective stories.

What is your first memory of your mother?
I loved Rod Stewart’s song, You’re In My Heart,and I used to sing it to my mom in the car: “You’re my lover, you’re my best friend. You’re in my soul.” Clearly, I had no idea what lover meant; I was three years old. That year, she gave me the 45 record for Valentine’s Day.

What does motherhood mean to you?
Motherhood is a constant journey of holding on and letting go. Nothing stays the same, and it can crack your heart wide open. But, if you roll with it, every new day can bring its own unique joy. And that’s how I try to look at things.

Tell us two fun facts about yourself.
1) I make up dance routines in my head and dream about being on Dancing with the Stars. 2) I still know every word to every song on the Annie soundtrack (Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett version).

Come see Angie in all her amazingness on April 29. Shows at 5 and 7:30! Click here for tickets. 

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