I’m not a big fan of summer. The heat makes me crazy, kids at home when I’m trying to work makes me weary and the sweat—oh my Lordy, the sweat—makes me cringe. I’d happily trade every single summer day for an equal distribution of spring afternoons and fall evenings, and I have the sweaters and fuzzy socks to prove it.
There is one thing about summer, however, that makes me ridiculously happy: Listen To Your Mother Show videos live on YouTube!
Of course, we’re partial to the Kansas City show. We want to thank Buck Sommerkamp (again) for doing such a fantastic job and capturing our readings so well. As a director, it was a huge relief to know that Buck was up in that balcony, and our team is so thankful that he is a pro. We’re lucky that he’s worked with us for these past two years.
Buck’s vantage point. We thank him for capturing this image, and for his talent with the video camera.
If you want to watch the entire Kansas City show all the way through, in the order of appearance on show night, you can simply watch this playlist.
If you want to jump right to a certain reading, you can do that through these links:
Mary Katherine Kerbs – Grandma’s Best Advice
Katherine Bontrager – If You Want to Make God Laugh
Renee Lawrence – Lucy’s Return Home
Natasha Ria El Scari – Feminist Children
Debi Jackson – That’s Good Enough
Amy Carlson – Together
Sarah Guthrie – The Rabbit Shrew
Debra Carter – Ask and You Shall Receive
Kathleen Fisher – Coming Out and the Pursuit of Happiness
Liz Tascio – When You Were a Fish
Amy Zoe Schonhoff – The Heroine’s Journey
Lisa Allen – Three Little Letters
Mary Carver – Stay Weird: A Letter to My Daughter
Stacey Lucas – A Little Healthy Fear
Once you’ve watched the Kansas City show, I hope you’ll also make the time to watch shows from the other 31 cities. There are so many that have taken my breath away! Even better, Listen To Your Mother’s Online Content Manager Stephanie Precourt has taken the time to put together some super cool playlists:
LTYM 2014: Producers and Directors (Sarah Guthrie and Lisa Allen are included in this playlist)
LTYM 2014 Featured Videos (Debi Jackson and Lisa Allen are included in this playlist)
LTYM 2014: Humor (Stacey Lucas, Natasha Ria El Scari and Sarah Guthrie are included in this playlist)
LTYM 2014: “Non-Moms” (Mary Katherine Kerbs is included in this playlist)
And last but certainly not least, we want to say thank you once more to our local and national sponsors for making the Kansas City show possible. We were overwhelmed with the support of our local sponsors: Hoopla Studio, Dr. Michelle Robin, Maid in Kansas City, Becky Blades, Oprava Studios, Greenleaf Garden Services, Dawn Swanger Photography, Junque Drawer Boutique and Studio, Taylor Trims, Brookside Party Warehouse, Savvy Style, St. Luke’s Health System, Eppelheimer Graphic Design, Storyline Kansas City, Childers Counseling Services, Le Fou Frog, James W. Lusk Law Office, Creative Printing Company and Just Because. We thank STUFF for the donation of gift bags for our cast, Sheryl White at Fiddly Fig for the gorgeous flower arrangements that graced the stage, Cosentino’s Brookside Market for the donation of snacks, Christine Garvey at Unity Temple and of course, Buck Sommerkamp for his support and encouragement. Please check out their sites, especially the national video sponsor, CollegeSavingsChillout.com. If you purchase their booklet for $5 now, all of the proceeds go towards their charity, Junior Achievement USA.