We are Awesome and Amazing!

by Margaret on May 7, 2015

Last Thursday this time? I was running around like the proverbial chicken sans head.  Along with Providence, we were the first show in the LTYM 2015 season.  I haven’t really processed it all even though it’s been a fully week tonight. I can tell you this though. This sharing of stories is a life altering thing. And a community altering thing. This was our third year hosting LTYM in our tiny rural mountain community where trees still outnumber people.

You know you made an impact when the next morning people are talking about the show on the street and other people you know come up to you and tell you they heard how great your show was.

You know storytelling is powerful when audience members corner you in the bank, in the grocery store, in the cafeteria at work and tell you that they too have stories and they are writing them down now because they need to be told.

We had cast members from all corners of the mothering experience.

It was Gabby’s first time at a podium telling and important story of overcoming neglect.

Gabby Magers


It was Tiffiney’s second time at the podium and her admissions of parenting fails were hilarious.


Tiffiney Lozano



It was Margaret and Tina’s first directing collaboration. Tina built a beautiful set with some great last minute ingenuity!





It was the first time my daughter, Paloma enjoyed the show. Because you know. Children LOVE IT WHEN THEIR MOTHERS QUOTE THEM. She graciously took tickets.




Jennifer Wolfe made the drive from Davis, CA up beautiful scenic highway to deliver her beautiful essay on watching her daughter begin college. Cast members took her on a big hike BEFORE the reading to give her a real taste of Plumas County.





Beck Deemer perhaps said it best:

“It was a powerful thing, sitting on stage listening to the audience respond to our collection of stories. Laughing and groaning, our hearts all connecting over the little and the large bits of life. I am walking taller from this. Thank you all for holding space for me.”




Right now I’m just feeling so damn grateful for my own community and the LTYM sister cities around the country and this idea that’s growing that mother stories matter. You know. Because they do.

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It’s showtime, Ladies and Gentleman. We have a great collection of essays for you tonight and we hope you enjoy hearing them as much as we loved writing them. Our sad pieces were cathartic to write; our funny pieces helped get exasperating moments of family off our chest. We KNOW you can relate.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Tickets are $15 at the door. See you there!

IMGP7066 IMGP7065Here’s a couple of photos from last night’s rehearsal. Thank you, Joanne Burgueno Photography for snapping these of us!

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Meet the Rest of the Cast & Crew

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We are one very busy group of women, so the first time around not all the ladies had that moment to spare to give us their bios. Whew. And of course there’s me finding time to post them. Sound familiar? Finally! This lady right here rocks.  That’s Tina Terrazas with me on the left there. You know why she’s busy? Tina is a mother, actor, radio DJ, and recently can add director to that list. Highlights include, potty training two boys, accepting the fact that her daughter has a boyfriend, and playing 13 characters in a two woman show that was part of the West End Theatre’s grand opening in 2012. Tina will be directing Zoot Suit, a play by Luis Valdez, coming to the West End Theatre in March 2016. I can’t wait for Zoot Suit coming to our town next year! OMG! Then there’s Dr. Linda Cayot. Linda has dedicated over thirty […]

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