Begin at the Beginning: About the Producers/Directors of LTYM Milwaukee

by Alexandra on March 26, 2013

Since I can remember, borrowing from Winnie the Pooh which is one of my favorite kids’ books, I like to say to my children, “Begin at the beginning, it’s a good place to start.”

We’re doing that here today; the start of Listen To Your Mother/ Milwaukee. Our cast knows us by face, and we’ve all have heard of Ann Imig, Founder and National Director; but today we’ll give you some more meat to go with our gorgeous cheekbones (well, Ann’s, anyway).

From the top:

ANNSFACE-300x205ANN IMIG, Founder/National Director, Director/Producer Madison–Stay-at-home humorist, Ann began inflicting herself upon your internet with her blog Ann’s Rants in 2008. Her writing appears on numerous sites including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and College Humor. Babble recently named her their 2011 funniest Top 50 Twitter Mom, BlogHer named her a 2010-2012 Voice Of The Year, and her 5 and 8 year old boys deemed her The Most Annoying Boss of Everything. Ann founded the live-reading series Listen To Your Mother, spurring a national movement giving Mother’s Day a Microphone. Ann also serves on the Board of Directors for Violence Unsilenced.com.

Jen-150x150JENNIFER GASKELL, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Milwaukee -Jen is a quality/regulatory professional, wife and mom to two young girls. She lives in a small town just north of Milwaukee right on beautiful Lake Michigan. Jen met her husband while tap dancing into his heart during Anything Goes with Shorewood Players. She was also involved in productions with Bay Players, Village Players of Wauwatosa and Soulstice Theatre. Jen credits her theatre mentors, Ellen Knutson and Char Manny, for allowing her to take flight creatively. Jen is thrilled to bring LTYM to Milwaukee. She believes that there is a story in all of us. Visit her at http://tranquilamama.wordpress.com/

Alexandra HeadshotALEXANDRA ROSAS, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Milwaukee –  Alexandra is a first-generation American who has been writing memoir and humor since 2006. In 2011, her life changed when she became part of the cast of LTYM Madison, which blossomed into performing alongside Molly Ringwald in TheMoth’s 2012 Mainstage show. BlogHer named her a 2011 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor, and a 2012 Voice of The Year for Parenting. Alexandra has been published in various humor and writing websites and is a regular contributor for Aiming Low, Sprocket Ink, Funny not Slutty, TikiTiki Blog, and MilwaukeeMoms. She was  voted Most Interesting Blogger and Best Female Blogger by Studio30Plus, an online writing community. A Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger and Huffington Post contributor, you can find her living online at her personal blog Good Day, Regular People, and offline with her husband and three children in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

We will be introducing our cast and their bios later this week, and can’t wait for you to get to know the people that will make up our amazing LTYM show.

We are sincerely thrilled and honored to bring Listen To Your Mother to Milwaukee!

Jenn and Alexandra
Listen To Your Mother/ Milwaukee

molly campbell March 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Everybody in Dayton Ohio thinks I discovered Ann Imig. This is because I say it all the time. And I throw in the fact that Alexadra is also a dear friend. But this is ok. Because Dayton is just a city full of name droppers. Proud of LTYM!!

Alexandra March 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

And I tell people I DISCOVERED Characters in Search of a Novel! How I love you, Molly Campbell.

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