The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

by Stephanie P. on August 6, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Providence show on our YouTube channel.

Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA.

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Gordon School

by Carla on May 9, 2014

At the Gordon School, students are taught to tell their own stories, with courage and clarity, as part of their day-to-day learning. Gordon School is a nursery through eighth grade independent school located in East Providence, RI. Every day, Gordon teachers challenge and support four hundred students with strong academics, creative opportunities and the chance to develop interpersonal skills like compassion and empathy.

Gordon has a multicultural curriculum that 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 from diverse perspectives and with intellectual rigor. Reflective and creative writing, role-playing, public speaking and improvisation are used in every classroom. The result is eighth grade graduates who are comfortable expressing themselves, verbalizing their thoughts in front of a group, and understanding the world from viewpoints other than their own.

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From Kindergarten to fourth grade, every student participates in a grade-wide performance presented to the entire school, and the Middle School years are rich with opportunities to pursue individual interests further. While performances are often of exceptional quality, students are taught to value – and enjoy – the process as much as they do the product.

This year, Gordon has renewed its commitment to performing arts education by constructing a state-of-the-art, theater as well as two new Middle School music classrooms, as part of a $7.3 million capital campaign.

Each April and May, Gordon is honored to host Rhode Island’s state poet Rick Benjamin, who works with Gordon students to develop their personal writing voices and put the pen to the page.

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This May, Gordon seventh graders are developing their own spoken word pieces, to be performed during an intimate and theatrical “Night of Words” later this month. Students are preparing for this performance event with guidance from Classical High School graduate and Tufts University student Amber Rose Johnson, the 2010 winner of the national Poetry Out Loud contest. They will also have classroom workshops with American spoken word poet Sarah Kay, the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool.

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Who knows, maybe one year one of Gordon’s creative students will take the stage to celebrate motherhood!

For more information about Gordon School visit www.gordonschool.org

For more information about Gordon’s theater arts program visit: http://www.gordonschool.org/RelId/735132/ISvars/default/Theater.htm

To register your child for summer camp at Gordon School visit: www.gordonschool.org/summer

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The 2014 Cast

April 15, 2014

One of the most rewarding aspects of producing and directing a Listen To Your Mother show is discovering incredible talent right in my own backyard. To think I live day in and day out in this gorgeous state and if it weren’t for Listen To Your Mother, I’d likely not get to connect with these powerhouse women. They’ll tell you they’re honored to be a part of this year’s show but the truth is the honor is all mine! It’s a privilege to announce the 2014 Listen To Your Mother Providence cast! Visit their blogs, give them a cheer and get your tickets to see these women share their stories center stage! Anika Denise Carla Molina Chelley Martinka Claire Nicogossian Clare Blackmer Daphnee Rentfrow Jennifer Cowart Karen Haskell Lori Istok Michele Austin Stephanie Bernaba Tricia Kelly Wendy D’Amico

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Get Your Tickets!

April 9, 2014

Can show day really only be a month away? The excitement is mounting as May 10th draws near! This year’s stories paint a wonderfully diverse picture of the beauty, the beast and the barely rested joy we call motherhood. If you’ve got a mom, know a mom or are a mom, this is the show for you. There promises to be laughter, tears and definitely cheers!

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Let’s Hit The Stage

January 28, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a venue! Scouting for a venue is one of my favorite things to do. I get to go into beautiful spaces I might not otherwise visit and get a behind the scenes of their behind the scenes. I also get to chat with interesting people who have the very important job of keeping their performance spaces busy and thriving. After an exciting search, I couldn’t be more thrilled with this year’s venue. Listen To Your Mother Providence 2014 will take the stage at the RISD Auditorium on Saturday May 10th! Not too big, not too small, a familiar name, in the heart of the city, a perfect place to kick off a night on the town in proximity to great restaurants and a few bars – I really couldn’t ask for anything more. Did I mention it’s right along the river walk?  Mark your calendars and keep your […]

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