First Rehearsal Reveals…

by Margaret on March 6, 2017

Ladies and Gentleman  we have a cast!

The 2017 cast for Plumas County will be Tina Terrazas, me (Margaret Elysia Garcia), Linda Cayot, Jane Braxton Little, Joanne Burgueno, Hannah Hepner, Samantha Williams, Beck Deemer, Adrienne Anila,  Delaine Fragnoli and Mary Joseph.  And Sara Bishop.

We had a lovely first rehearsal at the Main Street Lounge on Feb 26.

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Not everyone could make it (Linda was in Galapagos and Delaine has moved to Reno) but we’re pretty confident that we’ll all be together soon. We thank the Main Street Lounge in Quincy for providing us with the swanky room.

We have stories for everyone. It was fun to watch this cast of alumni and newbies get together and figure out how cathartic the power of sharing stories can be. As my own kids are aging out of me being able to write about them, it was great to hear Jane’s story of her son going through the teen years and beyond.  Beck ‘s son is graduating this year and her joyful tears of new beginnings reminded me that I’m not far behind her. Joanne’s powerful story coming clean about alcoholism as a mom brought me to tears. Hannah and Samantha shared stories of complicated births that left them feeling not the way they thought they would feel. Adrienne found forgiveness that is both helping her and helping us find a path ourselves.

In times of alienation and absence of kindness these brave women and their stories provide a shining light. They hold our hands. They let us know we can get through this thing. With Love.

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Decisions, decisions…

by Margaret on February 3, 2017

IMG_0572Hi. This is me. Margaret. Right before I headed out to Quincy and the Main Street Lounge which proprietor Karen Powell lent me to audition potential LTYM cast members for our swan song show. I love the Main Street Lounge in Quincy—it’s just so cool to have a business owner so enthusiastic about the arts.

Anyhow…my co-director Tina Terrazas…seen here (yeah I know, we forgot to take photos).

IMGP7305and I got to listen to some very sweet stories. It’s been since 2015 since we’ve had a show so I felt a little rusty but as soon as I heard the first story I remembered just why we’re doing this. We haven’t made final decisions yet but decided on a good division of labor–I will be speaking to cast members about editing and Tina will be giving suggestions on stage presence. Putting our collective skills to work. We will be making our decisions this coming weekend.

I’m super excited for the season to start!

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What Time is It? Audition Time!

January 9, 2017

Listen to Your Mother comes back to Plumas County one last time and auditions to read a personal essay about motherhood and mothers takes place Jan. 27 in Greenville and Jan. 28 in Quincy. Auditions will get underway for this year’s Plumas County LTYM show at the end of January. The show will take place at the Town Hall Theatre on May 2 at 7 p.m. There will be two rehearsals prior to May 2. This year’s non-profit recipient is Mountain Passages’ Girls Rite program–they were one of our recipients in the past and could really use help sustaining their programs for all our communities. Interested potential readers should email their essays and interest to writerchickmama@gmail.com for an audition time in either Greenville or Quincy. Essays should be no longer than 800 words and LTYM Plumas should be in the subject line. We’ve heard so many comments over the last year about people […]

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LTYM Plumas County ONE MORE TIME 2017

October 13, 2016

I am pleased to announce that Listen to Your Mother is coming back to Plumas County on May 2nd at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. As I was alerting Plumas LTYM alumni to this decision I noticed something—we started in 2013. Some of us have moved away. Some of us now have grown children. There’s so many new things to say, new observations to make. My goodness. People are already coming up to me telling me they’re working on their essays. We so needed 2016 as time off and I’m glad we took it. But I’m super happy that as the national LTYM does one more year that we are part of it once again. And some things are already in place! Like we already have May 2nd booked at Town Hall Theatre and  once again we will be supporting Women’s Mountain Passages GIRLS RITE program which provides outstanding after school mentoring […]

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The 2015 LTYM Videos are LIVE!

July 13, 2015

The 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show Videos Are Live! Just a couple months ago Listen To Your Mother gave motherhood a microphone in 39 cities… over 450 stories shared in 2015.  Watch LTYM: Plumas County 2015 now: WATCH AND LISTEN to LTYM 2015 on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel or click on a playlist below: Albuquerque • Anderson • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Bangor • Baton Rouge • Boston • Boulder • Charleston • Chicago • DC • Evansville • Indianapolis • Lehigh Valley • Little Rock • Madison • Metro Detroit • Milwaukee • Nashville • North Jersey •Northern Utah • NW Indiana • Oklahoma City • Orange County • Pittsburgh• Plumas County • Portland • Providence • Raleigh-Durham • Rochester • San Francisco • Seattle •Southeast Texas • Southwest Michigan • Spokane • St. Louis • Twin Cities SO MANY THANKS go out to all our many, many amazing Local Sponsors and to our National Sponsors Luvs, and SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 —  we’ll see you THIS FRIDAY at the Open Mic!! by

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