It’s a Wrap!!

by Judy on May 2, 2014

“How did you know?!”

“You spoke my words!”

“I can’t wait until next year! I’m bringing all of my friends. Listen To Your Mother is amazing!”

“I want to hear the stories again!”

“Wow! Just… Wow!”

“This is _________. She has a story to share. How does she get involved for next year?”

The above are just a few of the many praises and wonderful feedback Listen To Your Mother Indianapolis received.

NliveN, LLCWe were so honored to share our stories, to be heard and also to validate the universal emotions that are entrenched in motherhood.

Our cast read two times on Sunday, April 27th. Our cast gave 100% plus at both shows.

We had a celebratory cast dinner (with families and friends) after the second show. We were elated, but exquisitely spent from the emotion shared and the connectivity that happened, the powerful magic. And proud, over-the-moon proud, of what we created at the Indiana Historical Society twice in one day—an intimate impactful experience with hundreds who were with each cast member, every word, every laugh, every giggle, and every tear.

Michelle and I want to again thank our cast for sharing their generosity, vulnerability, and courage. It has been a privilege to create Listen To Your Mother Indianapolis 2014 with you:

  • Kate Gehan
  • Stacy Gray
  • Kim Gummere
  • Rebecca Hession
  • Caroline Hoy Myers
  • Amparo de la Peña
  • Suzanne Purewal
  • Kerry Rossow
  • Terri Spilman
  • Marge Summers
  • Anna Walker
  • Becky Wood

You were beyond fabulous!

We want to again thank our sponsors who helped with the success of the show. We are so grateful for your support and enthusiasm.

We want to thank our cause, Partners in Housing, who does great work with families in-need in the Indianapolis-metro area.

2014-Listen-to-Your-Mother-Indianapolis-CastAnd lastly, we want to thank our audiences. For coming, for being engaged, for supporting the importance of story well told. You inspire Michelle and I to produce Listen To Your Mother again. Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours!!


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Showtime is Near!

by Judy on April 24, 2014

DSC_0020Through the months Michelle and I have read submitted stories, decided what stories to audition, and then carefully considered who to cast in this year’s Listen To Your Mother Indianapolis show. We’ve picked well. Really well.

The time is near. SUNDAY, April 27th.

We are FOUR DAYS away from bringing Listen To Your Mother to Indianapolis for the second year. Indianapolis’ show is ready; our cast of writers and their stories emerging like a newly spring green leaves from their buds, parts of the whole enjoyed by those who look, and listen.

Our show is a beautiful mosaic, representing so much of what motherhood is. We are oh-so-proud of what our cast members will share with our audiences on Sunday April 27th in the Basile Theater of the Indian Historical Society, at 1pm and again at 5pm.

Come and join us. Help us celebrate motherhood and support our cause, Partners in Housing. Bring those you love. Treat your moms to an early and special Mothers Day gift. Bring friends and family who are are mothers, have mothers, want to be mothers, or know mothers. Limited tickets are still available.

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Cast Spotlight: Judy Miller

April 23, 2014

Today I am excited to showcase my friend and cohort, Judy Miller. Judy and I met several years ago when we were both writing for an adoption website, and at some point we discovered we both lived around Indianapolis. I had been watching Listen to Your Mother shows happen around the country, and then I learned she was going to be in the cast of Northwest Indiana’s show in 2012. Our wheels started turning, and now we are on the brink of producing our second show together. I can’t imagine the Listen to Your Mother experience without her by my side. When she reads her touching piece on April 27th, you’ll know why.   Why did you audition for LTYM? I first auditioned for LTYM in 2012, for Northwest Indiana (NWI). A friend of mine, who was  producing and directing NW Arkansas, inspired me. I thought LTYM would be a great vehicle to share […]

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Cast Spotlight: Anna Walker

April 22, 2014

Anna first emailed us last year for more information about Listen to Your Mother after our 2013 show had been cast. We loved learning about her journey to motherhood, which included an enlightening trip to Target, and to Uganda. Why did you audition for LTYM? A friend of mine directs the show in another city, and has done nothing but raved about it.  On a whim, not even thinking my story would ever be interesting enough to share, I decided to submit a piece.  I was so, so, so shocked to be chosen! What’s your secret vice? I don’t think it’s so secret, but coffee, with lots of half-and-half.  And candy.  I love all forms of candy! Send me some Sweettarts and I’ll be your new BFF. When did you first start writing? What’s your favorite subject to write about? My 3rd grade teacher had us start writing in a journal, and I’ve done so ever […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Staged Homes of Indy

April 21, 2014

One of our favorite parts (well, really, it’s all or favorite) of Listen to Your Mother is its format- it’s really just a cast and  a podium with an audience. Last year we happened up Staged Homes of Indy, and they deftly transformed our space from a blank stage to a cozy lady-den. Our cast was comfortable on well appointed couches, and the space was warm and welcoming. We are happy to announce that Polly and Maureen of Staged of Homes of Indy will once again be creating a cozy home for the cast on stage. We’ll be spending more time on stage this year (two shows!), so we even more grateful to have a comfortable and inviting space. What does Staged Homes of Indy do when they aren’t dressing our set? They stage houses in the metro area to help them sell faster and for more money. Did you know that staged […]

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