The 2016 Videos are Live!

by marif on July 25, 2016

Wow. Time will fly. Time flies. Time has flown.

I can’t believe that it’s been two months since we took to the stage and brought all our blood, sweat, and tears to the Will Rogers Theatre. The audience laughed with us, cried with us, and we did it.

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We did a thing.

And we are all better people for having done it, we all still talk about it in hushed tones— can you believe we did that!? We did do it, and now the proof is on the internet, because the videos from the 2016 season—all 500 of them—are loaded. You can watch the entire LTYM OKC 2016 show, or you can watch each one individually.

You can hear Carolyn‘s take on the seasons of motherhood … Tamera speaking about love, loss and hope … Melissa remembering tough times with love and grace … Hart bringing us to his childhood in the jungles of Belize … how Leslie‘s mom rates her parenting skills … Kathryn detailing an unexpected birth … Ashton paying tribute to his loving mother … Lauri questioning choices that once seemed easy … Mari writing promises to her kids … Sheri honoring her loving mothers … Jan recalling a tough moment in parenting … and Dani giving us all poignant advice.

Thanks again to our National Media Sponsor BlogHer and to so many incredible local businesses for helping us to put on our show this year—we couldn’t have done it without them!

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Thanks to our cast, the audience and to all those friends and family who supported this endeavor in a very real way. We were thrilled to be able to donate to Positive Tomorrows and make a positive impact on this wonderful local school.

We’ve still got stardust in our eyes from the wonderful experience we had, and we are thrilled to be able to share it even more through our YouTube videos!

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We did a thing

by marif on May 2, 2016

Yesterday was amazing. Awesome, wonderful, mind-blowing, add your own emphatic and excited description here.

Last summer and fall, we talked about it, we stepped up as new producers, we had the full support of our former producers, and we committed to this. We talked about what cause we wanted to benefit and agreed on Positive Tomorrows. So happy to be supporting this awesome cause!

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We gathered sponsors. We could not have done it without them! We told them about what we were doing, about Listen to Your Mother, and our enthusiasm and passion inspired them to get involved. We are so thankful to all of our wonderful, local sponsors!

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We gathered people to come and share their stories with us, we talked and hoped and dreamed about what we hoped to accomplish… and then we did. We auditioned and laughed and cried with those who came forward. We marveled at their bravery and we wiped tears of laughter or sadness as we collected the stories that would make our show. We rehearsed and shared together and through our stories, we learned about all the ways we are connected. Friendships were formed. We producers told the cast about the magic of LTYM, the undeniable, amazing changes that happen once you step to that podium, get vulnerable and share your story.

 

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And then, yesterday, they took their place on the stage and shared and it was beautiful. We leaned on one another and supported one another, cheered for one another and again laughed and cried together. One by one, they took to the podium and shared their stories of motherhood with friends, family and FullSizeRender 4strangers alike. Time slowed down, each moment had a weight, meaning. The audience laughed and cried along with us—the best sounds we could hope for. And when each cast member stepped away from the microphone, you could see the change in each one of them. They found the magic.

Our alumni from three previous shows were there to offer their encouragement and support, cheering us on and reminding us of what an amazing thing we are all a part of.

Yesterday, at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City, we did a thing. And it was incredible.

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It’s almost time!

April 20, 2016

We are so excited! It’s almost show time. It’s almost time for your Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City cast to come to the stage—we can’t even believe it. We’ll take to the stage on Sunday, May 1 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast—get yours now and bring a friend, your mom, your son or daughter. Our cast is amazing and we’ve got stories that will make you laugh, smile, cry and shake your head…sometimes all at the same time. LTYM 2016 from Little Big Films on Vimeo. by

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2016 Cast Spotlight: Meet Hart Tillett

April 14, 2016

Hart Tillett was born in Belize in 1939, back when it was British Honduras. He grew up as a farm boy and retired from a career in banking after earning a degree in Economics in Canada. He is the father of four, plays cricket, is a certified open-water scuba diver and writer of historical fiction who started taking violin lessons when he was in his 60s. Q: Tell us a little more about you—where you’re from, day job, night job, favorite color, favorite shoes, guilty pleasure, wildest dream? A: I left home at thirteen to go to high school in Belize City, the capital, on a scholarship to a technical school operated by the government. I then became a teacher, met Elfreda, the most beautiful woman I’ve known, who would become my wife and the mother of our four daughters. We celebrated our golden anniversary this year. Brown is my favorite color, though […]

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2016 Cast Spotlight: Meet T. Sheri Dickerson

April 12, 2016

T. Sheri Dickerson was the last of seven children born in Oklahoma, though her birth certificate was amended after her adoption was finalized and not all details are clear. She is a preacher’s kid, the mother of two, loves the spotlight, and loves to learn and grow. She is a true Renaissance woman who is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Q: Tell us a little more about you—where you’re from, day job, night job, favorite color, favorite shoes, guilty pleasure, wildest dream? A: My day jobs & night jobs are primarily the same. I’m a Minister by day and night. I’m a mother 24/7, and I’m an aircraft technician. I retired from the Healthcare Field (RN/LCSW) because of my health concerns, however I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. My favorite color is Royal Purple, my favorite shoes […]

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