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 culmination of 8 months of work into one night that left us feeling both full and empty at the same time.
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…
Hearts spilling, a story of living as uniquely as one could…
Others gave us the memories of our own mothers:
Who 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!):
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.
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!
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!!!!!
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.
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.
We’ll be back.
Until then, listen to your mother.