On Saturday, May 7th, the pews at Broadway Presbyterian Church were filled to capacity… and so were our hearts.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Lee Photography
BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page graced our audience and tweeted out memorable quotes from each of our 12 cast members as their stories took center stage:
“Middle school girls have cornered the market on bullying.”
– Kaytie Eaton
“I happen to like curse words. My children call them my ‘rainbow words’…”
– Jennifer Birmingham
“Every woman has her own definition of what it means to beautiful. And that definition changes as she grows older.”
– Jackie Mercurio
“My children only have one father, but they are connected to three men through a combination of love and DNA.”
– Heather Osterman-Davis
“At the bus stop my daughter has shanked me, with a long shiv made of manipulation and mommy guilt.”
– Heather Chaet
“ ‘Never mind,’ she said. ‘You’re too late; she’s gone.’ ‘Yes, she is,’ I said.”
– Samantha Knowlton
Photo Credit: Jennifer Lee Photography
“I’m so glad we don’t have dead fish.”
– Laura Pruden
“He nursed all day. And all night. But he never slept. And I know this because I never slept.”
– Lynn Edelson
“She forbade either a wake or visiting her grave. She wouldn’t be in either place.”
– Amy Tully
“The screams of my children, like a siren song, were drawing my fellow shoppers to the scene. They were compelled to offer ‘helpful’ advice.”
– Margaret Ables
“My free-range kids may have more freedom and responsibility than they used to have, but that is still my heart attached to them wherever they are.”
– Rebecca Timlin-Scalera
“I tell you, it was the best tasting shitty food I ever shoveled into my mouth.”
– Barbara Herel
Our audience laughed, cried, laughed again…
… and best of all, we were able to use a generous portion of our ticket proceeds to donate $1000 to LTYM NYC’s charitable partner for 2016— The International Rescue Committee in New York!
Photo Credit: IRC
Alex Earles, the Development Manager for the IRC in New York and New Jersey, was on hand to tell us all more about the IRC’s work. On their way home, our generous audience members donated another $300 for the IRC’s work helping refugees living right here in the New York City area. Donations are still being accepted! Make them here.
OUR SPECIAL THANKS GO TO:
LTYM NYC alums Amy Carr, Mary Beth Coudal, Neil Kramer, and Lisa Samet, and our dear friend, Sara Stopek, who ran the box office, did social media outreach, and helped out in every way necessary… Thank you all for making show day run as smoothly as it did.
LTYM National Sponsors #BlogHer16 and Luvs for your continued support!
LTYM NYC Local Sponsors, whose vital contributions help us create the best professional show experience possible – from securing our venue, to covering printing costs and professional videography, to supplying our cast members with backstage water and chocolate (for pre-show nerves). Our most heartfelt thanks go out to…
Jennifer Stachel of Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics
Sarah Rostan, independent consultant, Rodan + Fields
Mind Over Matter, In-home fitness specialists
The Upper Breast Side
MadMen on the Couch
Our Angel Sponsors
And the ever talented Jennifer Lee of Jennifer Lee Photography for capturing every beautiful, funny, teary-eyed LTYM NYC moment!
Photo Credit: Neil Kramer
Also a note of thanks to the technical awesomeness of Michael Schmidt of Motion Graphics, Sound and Vision, and Patrick Mahaney of Broadway Presbyterian Church! Everyone looked and sounded fantastic!
We couldn’t be prouder of this year’s show or of our growing Listen to Your Mother community. The enduring friendships, the connections every member of our audiences share… these are the things that are deeply felt and what continues to make its mark on us and inspire us onwards.
Please consider joining us next year!
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We look forward to sharing the LTYM 2016 videos coming soon on the LTYM YouTube Channel!
Sending all of our best,
Amy, Kizz, and Barbara