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March 16, 2017

  Every year, Listen To Your Mother North Jersey partners with a local charity to support mothers and families in our area. It is our great pleasure to announce our partnership with REAL HOUSE, INC. Since 2004, REAL HOUSE, Inc. has been a safe haven for women who have nowhere else to turn. REAL HOUSE, Inc. is a licensed program with locations in Montclair, Bloomfield, and Newark, New Jersey that provides substance abuse treatment for women who need shelter, intensive outpatient, or halfway house lodging. The 36-bed facility is not operated like a typical homeless shelter. REAL HOUSE, Inc. provides a home-like environment, complete with bedrooms, large kitchens, dining areas, living rooms etc. Along with supplying shelter, residents can receive treatment for substance abuse, job training, help with school enrollment and assistance with finding permanent housing. With REAL HOUSE, Inc.’s support, women who were once homeless can begin to heal and transform their lives. Listen […]

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Meet Sandy Castor

March 15, 2017

SANDY CASTOR is a lifelong resident of Montclair, daughter to Serge and Josette Castor who emigrated from Haiti to pursue the American dream. Her parents’ sacrifices and tireless pursuit of the American dream provided her as well as her brother with infinite possibilities as they serve as living examples of their dreams personified. As a resident of the culturally rich and socioeconomically diverse town that is Montclair, Sandy developed a deep passion for politics and serving her community. It has fueled a career that has led her from New Jersey to the nation’s capital and back again. Sandy has served in several administrations from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (Washington, D.C.) to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (New York) further deepening her desire to be about the change, beyond the campaigns, beyond the politics; with people and good policy being the driving force behind the work she has done. Sandy is currently serving as a […]

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Meet Julie Campbell

March 13, 2017

JULIE CAMPBELL is an actress, writer, teaching artist, blogger, wife, and mother of three. She has lived, worked, and/or performed all over the United States. Some of her favorite moments onstage include taking on many characters in her one woman show, Miss Texas in NYC, playing MacBeth and Hamlet in gender bending versions of both plays, and hanging out over the audience on a low flying trapeze in the circus inspired play, He Who Gets Slapped. These days, Julie keeps her feet on the ground playing an understanding mom of teens and using her improv skills to keep it all moving forward at home. When she is not texting to arrange carpools, Julie also works as an audiobook narrator, voiceover artist, and is a company member and teaching artist at Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) in residence at The Woodland in Maplewood, New Jersey. At MDR she created a writing and performance program, U Gotta […]

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Meet Cassandra Bollinger

March 10, 2017

CASSANDRA BOLLINGER (Cassie) lives with her husband, four kids (ages 8 to 19) and three dogs: a bull dog, a terrier mutt, and a Shepherd-bull dog mix in Montclair, New Jersey, where she is also the co-owner of a hot yoga studio – ZURA Montclair. Cassie’s human and canine crew provide the perfect material for her often humorous, sometimes touching blog, QueenBeePost, which consists of the many dialogues she has with her kids (and sometimes the husband and dogs). The blog was the result of a sudden touch of boredom she might have had while she and her family lived in California some years back. Finding herself a bit lost at sea and out of her East Coast element in the perfection of La La Land, Cassie couldn’t escape the intense desire to capture the essence of the many humorous conversations she was having daily with her children. Also, since the grandparents were furious […]

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March 8, 2017

  Midtown Direct Rep is back as our Megaphone Sponsor for Listen to Your Mother: North Jersey 2017!  Founded in June 2010, Midtown Direct Rep is a more than 100-member repertory theater company. Named for the New Jersey transit line on which local residents commute, Midtown Direct Rep is composed of accomplished theater artists and seasoned Broadway veterans who call South Orange/Maplewood their home. MDR celebrates the uniquely large amount of Broadway theatre professionals living in the Maplewood & South Orange community by working with these highly accomplished artists to develop and present theatre – both new works and old favorites – relevant to our community. MDR is devoted to sharing the talent of our neighbors with our neighbors.   Listen To Your Mother: North Jersey and Midtown Direct Rep share in our mission to bring our community together through the arts. We are grateful for MDR‘s support and thrilled to promote all they do! by

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