Last Thursday, Northwest Indiana gathered to give motherhood a microphone for its fourth year with Listen To Your Mother show. Hundreds of people filled the theatre to listen, laugh, and cry with 14 women who took the stage and courageously, hilariously & heartbreakingly allowed us all into part of their journey. We all gathered together in celebration of this beautifully difficult thing called motherhood.
We laughed and cried. A collective gasp was heard throughout the audience as our hearts broke for Carrie as she encountered another twist on her long road to motherhood. The house erupted with such prolonged laughter at one point that I wondered if Robyn would be able to finish her reading! Moms and daughters, aunts and sisters, even sons and dads have made this show a tradition and gave each other knowing looks and slaps on the knee as they related to the speakers.
THANK YOU to each of the 13 cast members, to every NWI alumni in the audience and every single audience member! Special thank you to LTYM:Chicago director/producers Melisa Wells and Tracy Becker for their support and attendance at our show and to our national sponsor Chevrolet for helping them #findnewroads and make it here! Thank you to our national director, Ann Imig, for allowing me to bring LTYM to our community and to our national team of Deb Rox, Stephanie Precourt and Melisa Wells for all your work in this amazing movement.
Thank you, Northwest Indiana, for celebrating Mother’s Day with us at our Listen To Your Mother show! Thank you for allowing 10% of ticket sales and a huge box of non-perishable food to be donated to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana! [more on this soon!] It is an honor to bring this show to life for you. I’d love to see you next year back at our gorgeous venue, Memorial Opera House. Maybe you would even consider sharing [or encouraging a friend to share] a story about motherhood at auditions next year. Sign up for the newsletter in the right sidebar to stay in touch as to when our season begins again. Looking forward to more laughter, more tears and more ‘me too’ moments as we celebrate motherhood together in the years to come!
It’s show day! I hope you have your tickets! If not, they are available here until 3pmCST and then at the door if any remain! I’m honored to introduce you to Sheli and cannot wait for you to hear her story tonight! ———————- What is the favorite place that you have traveled? Well, it would not be the delivery room. And anyone who tells you it is amazing, is lying. Wearing mesh panties and having strangers view you under florescent lighting is something no one should ever see. I have been blessed to be able to see Paris, and the gardens of Monet, and to travel to the middle east but by far where my soul comes alive is when my feet are red from the dirt in Africa. Having traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Uganda I have never felt closer to Heaven then when I am there. What book made the biggest […]
Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Kim! I always love expanding our view of local a bit for motherhood stories you must hear when NWI was her closest LTYM show from St. Joseph, MI. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her to our community to take stage! Meet Kim: Q: What is something that you would be surprised to know about me? A: I’ve never had a cavity in my life. So far, my oldest daughter, 27, and my youngest son, 11, haven’t either. This is not a sponsored post, but I’ve been a Crest kid for as long as I can remember. I try to do things as natural as I can, but my toothpaste is one thing I can’t ever consider switching. I guess I’d say I pick my battles. I’m sticking my fingers in my ears now, “I can’t hear you! La la la la la!” Q: What’s my […]
The Listen To Your Mother Show: NW Indiana is pleased to announce that it will donate 20% of the proceeds from every ticket sale on Tuesday, May 6th to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) show brings local writers together to read their original pieces on motherhood in honor of Mother’s Day. Each of the 32 cities that host LTYM shows nationwide picks a local non-profit from which they share 10% of all their ticket proceeds from the show. Northwest Indiana director/producer Lovelyn Palm decided to increase the amount of the donation for 24 hours on May 6th after touring the Food Bank of NWI’s facilities and hearing more about their programs. Non-perishable food items will also be collected on the night of the show to be donated to Food Bank of NWI. The Food Bank of NWI serves as a food distributor to almost 100 local pantries and soup […]