ANN IMIG is the founder of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and editor of the acclaimed anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam Books, 2015). A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. National TV appearances include ABCnews.com, NBC Nightly News and the webseries Battleground and The Louise Log. Ann’s blog (annsrants.com) has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.
Barbara Herel, Producer — is a professional mommy person, freelance writer, and blogger. Her articles about parenting, open adoption, and her tired-old eggs have been published in scores of places, including Scary Mommy, Adoptive Families magazine, and on page 31 in a very cool anthology called The Zen of Midlife Mothering. Barbara was a cast member in the 2014 Listen To Your Mother: NYC show and again in 2016. She began her career in television, writing and performing sketch comedy for NBC and Oxygen. You can connect with Barbara in the usual ways – on Facebook, Twitter, and on her personal blog Improv Mom.
Elizabeth Robinson, Producer — is an actress, writer, singer, force free dog trainer, blogger, photographer, and administrative ninja. She has written and performed her own work and the works of others in the US and the UK. She was a 2013 cast member of LTYM NYC and is celebrating her fourth year as producer. She lives in Brooklyn with her middle-aged dog and elderly cat and wishes they would listen to their mother more often.
Amy Wilson Director — returns as LTYM NYC’s director for the fifth year. She is the co-host of the parenting podcast “What Fresh Hell: Laughing in th Face of Motherhood” with LTYM NYC alum Margaret Ables. Amy is the author of When Did I Get Like This? (HarperCollins) and “Mother Load,” a one-woman show which toured to 16 cities after running off-Broadway. She co-starred in The Last Night of Ballyhoo on Broadway, appeared as a series regular on two sitcoms and has guest starred in many other TV shows and films. She has written for magazines like Redbook and American Baby, and news websites like CNN, NPR, and The New York Times. Check out amywilson.com.
Jean Brandolini Lamb is – very serious. At least that is what her daughter tells her. This is odd because Jean started her life as a silly, bright and very talkative little girl. She spends her days as a brand and marketing executive and has led the brand teams at two of the world’s largest technology companies during times of change.
Jean lives in Harlem with her husband (who for the record cooks way more bacon and real meals than she does) and their eight year old daughter. Someday Jean and her daughter would like to finish their book “Do Unicorns Puffer Rainbows? And Other Important Questions for Parents and Children”. Jean has a BA from NYU and an MS in Strategic Communications from Columbia where she also sometimes teaches.
Susan Buttenwieser’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Brain Child, the Women’s Media Center, Mamalode, the Brooklyn Rail, Atticus Review and other publications. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools, libraries, a juvenile detention facility, and a women’s maximum-security prison. She has been awarded several fiction fellow from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and was part of the 2013 LTYM NYC cast.
Eleni N. Gage – is the author of the novels The Ladies of Managua (partly inspired by her Nicaraguan grandmother-in-law) and Other Waters (you can thank her college roommate’s Indian mom for that one), and the travel memoir North of Ithaka, about the year she spent palling around a mountain village with assorted Greek grandmas. Having worked on staff at Allure, InStyle, People and Martha Stewart Weddings, Eleni is now a freelance writer who has contributed to publications ranging from Travel+Leisure to The New York Times, for which she admitted to piercing her infant daughter’s ears. She lives in New York with her husband and their two Greekaraguan children.
Mariana Goycoechea – is a free-lance writer and poet who hails from Jackson Heights, Queens. She is proud of her Guatemalan/Argentinian roots. She has her poetry published in the biannual literary magazine, NYSAI Press. She has attended known writing workshops like Writing our Lives and Tin House’s Craft Intensives during the past year. Mariana currently teaches French and Spanish at Hunter College while she painstakingly tries to finish her doctorate in French Renaissance Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. In her free time, she takes care of her three cats, holds space for her womyn friends, and volunteers as a legal interpreter for undocumented children.
Samantha Kaminsky – lives in the best of all possible suburban bubbles, South Orange/Maplewood in New Jersey. Her hobbies include: teaching math, chopping wood, fixing up her fixer upper, rowing, exploring the possibility of a doctoral degree, and going out to coffee with friends. Mostly, however, she enjoys sitting by her fireplace with something chocolate, and having family movie nights with her wife and three kids. She is thrilled to be a part of the cast of Listen to Your Mother NYC – 2017!
Emily Myers – is a writer and broadcaster. She has worked for the BBC in London and for the arts education group, A Little Culture, in San Francisco. She’s a regular contributor to Red Tricycle and has been published, most recently, on Brain, Child. She lives in Brooklyn and is happiest thrashing out life’s complexities with her three sons. You can find her online at emilyomyers.wixsite.com
Jimmy Palumbo – With over 85 TV and film credits, Jimmy was recently seen in the film The Family with Robert DeNiro, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Other credits include Taken 3, Collateral Beauty, Sex and the City 2, Beer League, Boardwalk Empire, Orange is the New Black, Madame Secretary, Sneaky Pete, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Entourage, Desperate Housewives, Friends, Monk, Law & Order, E.R., and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jimmy was born and raised in New Jersey and still lives there with his family. Jimmy is a huge fan of all Rutgers sports teams and still plays softball with a team started by his Dad in 1967.
Elizabeth Quincy – is an actress and holds as MFA from Trinity Rep Conservatory. She’s enjoying her current full-time role as Mom to a toddler very much. Having always performed other writer’s works, she’s delighted to be developing her first solo performance piece about her journey to becoming an adoptive mom, entitled Beholding Declan.
Kathy Radigan – is a regular contributor on The Huffington Post and her work has been featured on, Scary Mommy, Yahoo, Thought Catalog, TODAY Parents, What the Flicka, as well as other online publications. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Google +
Mary Shea – is a grandmother, administrative assistant, aspiring writer and comedian. Mary has performed at Gotham and Broadway Comedy Clubs. She is currently writing a memoir based on stories she shares with her friend of over fifty years. Mary lives in the Bronx and is happiest when spending time with her grandchildren who live nearby.