If you missed LTYM PVD, don’t miss this!

by chelleymartinka on July 13, 2015

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Our amazing readers from the #LTYM Providence 2015 cast are up on YouTube NOW! You can see the full show below:

We cannot thank you enough for supporting our city this year, and we look forward to bringing you more amazing stories and an ear-full of motherhood, if you would just listen, next year in PVD!

Alison Seed “The Choice

Sarah Bouvier “I Want You to Know

Melissa Thompson “Our Normal

Kirsten DiChiappari “The End of Innocence

Anne Wert “I Didn’t Know

Rebecca Ladd “Can You See Me

Brianne DiRosa “Unintended

Jay Potter “I’m Not Jami

Meri E. Brady “Otherhood: A Poem in Three Acts

Deborah Stoloff “Mother-Daughter Lunch

lots of love,
Bri, Chelley, Kirsten and Lauren

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When one door closes, sometimes we just place our hand upon it’s front and breathe in- we will open it again. But not right now. Right now it’s…
The experience.
The message.
The culmination of 8 months of work into one night that left us feeling both full and empty at the same time.

2015 LTYM PVD Cast

The words will still on our lips, the tears in our eyes, the laughter spilling from our lungs.

Some pieces went to places others cannot bear to think of…

Rebecca LaddHearts spilling, a story of living as uniquely as one could…

Others gave us the memories of our own mothers:

Anne WertWho gave up more than we knew to help us become the mothers we are.

How keenly aware we all are of our places. As mothers and fathers, daughters, sons, friends… how unaware we once were.

We have even brought future generations to the stage… ready to tell their own stories one day (but for now, just sharing a bit of “squeal” before showtime!):

Camille Thea- future LTYM

If we shut the door on this season with anything, it’s with love, gratitude and excitement for another year! Thanks to BlogHer and Luvs, Listen to Your Mother is in 39 cities this year- coming up on its last week of production- over 500 stories being shared this season.Lincoln School

Without them, Listen to Your Mother would not happen! But, locally, we want to thank Lincoln School, their production team and the support in putting our show to stage, The Gordon School for their repeated sponsorship, Barrington Printing for their gorgeous programs, Cris Almeida Photography, Beacon Charter School for the Arts for their amazing video, and Barrington Books for showcasing the beautiful (AVAILABLE NOW) Listen to Your Mother book!

Production Team

We also want to thank our amazing cast. Their stories will be on YouTube this summer, until then…
Bri and Kirsten read this season and their pieces gave us all a look into how we all try to fit motherhood into places that sometimes just do not have enough years to them. The hardest part is to see that we are doing a wonderful job- elves shoved in robe pockets and extended day included.
Deborah, your mother is teaching us all to stand up. Thank you for sharing.
Meri, “otherhood” changed views and hearts. Thank you for sharing.
Anne, it is amazing what we find out we didn’t know, isn’t it? Thank you for sharing.
Melissa, it wasn’t easy- but you never missed out- and you are a warrior. Thank you for sharing.
Allison, you are strong, mama- you don’t even need a choice! Thank you for sharing.
Rebecca, we all need arcane facts stored away… we all need to find our unique. Thank you for sharing.
Sarah, we hope she knows what an amazing woman you are. Thank you for sharing.
Jay, thank you for listening to your mother. Thank you for sharing.
Angela, we missed you!!!!!

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A huge hats-off-to-you to Carla Molina, for her previous 2 years producing Listen to Your Mother (and Laura Rossi!). You are a goddess- thank you for paving the road for us.

Carla Molina

Lastly, our local charity, Foster Forward… we want to thank Karen Weavill for coming to the show and sharing more about FF. Your work truly humbles us, and we were honored to be able to give back this season.

Foster Forward

We’ll be back.
Until then, listen to your mother.

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Gordon Summer Camps: Six Weeks of Options on a Twelve Acre Campus

April 28, 2015

As a proud Megaphone Sponsor of this year’s Listen to Your Mother Show in Providence, Gordon School is excited to announce the latest in our incredible summer camp line up: a Theater Camp partnership with Trinity Repertory Theater for children entering fifth through ninth grade. In the morning, master classes will be taught by Trinity Rep artists. In the afternoon, participating children will rehearse for a Shakespeare production directed by Gordon’s Director of Performing Arts, Milly Romanzi. The camp runs for the last two weeks of June, from 9am-4pm. For more information visit www.gordonschool.org/summertheater In addition to summer theater camp, Gordon also offers:   i2 Camp at Gordon 8:30am to 4:30pm, July 13th-17th and July 20th-24th Week-long courses: Digital Game Design; Building an Interactive Friendly Monster; and Rocketry For children entering fourth to eighth grade Taught by Gordon STEAM faculty $475 per week registration and information at www.gordonschool.org/i2camp June Jamboree 7:45am to 5:00pm, […]

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Listen to Your Mother, Providence

April 27, 2015

Have you gotten your tickets, yet? This Thursday at 7pm, Listen to Your Mother Providence Cast will be presenting their show. Sarah Bouvier Meri E. Brady Bri DeRosa Kirsten DiChiappari Angela Flynn Rebecca Ladd Jay Potter Allison Seed Deborah Stoloff Melissa Thompson Anne Wert It’s bold, emotional, funny, sad, and amazing. Come spend your night with us. We can’t wait to see you there! At least 10% of sales proceeds will benefit Foster Forward. Tickets are available for $15 online (click above) or $20 (cash only!) at the door. by

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PERFORMING ARTS A FOCUS OF STUDENT LEARNING AT GORDON SCHOOL

April 22, 2015

Gordon is proud to be a Megaphone Sponsor of the 2015 Listen to Your Mother Providence show. Every person has a story worth sharing. At Gordon School, students from nursery through eighth grade learn more than just the core academic subjects that are critical to each child’s education. They also learn to tell their own stories, with courage and clarity, as part of their day-to-day learning. Last year, at the “Night of Words”, seventh graders like the one above shared ambitious and personal reflections crafted from their “This I Believe” essays they produced under the guidance of Gordon faculty and Rhode Island state poet Rick Benjamin, who has been partnering with Gordon’s Middle School since 2007. Gordon’s multicultural curriculum demands that children bring their own backgrounds and identities into their academic work in age-appropriate ways, while learning to explore issues in humanities, math and science with a variety of approaches. Role-playing, reflective writing, […]

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