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Meet the cast

Meet Kathryn Taylor Clarke!

April 12, 2017

Kathryn is a gracious, sweet woman, who has a welcoming smile for everyone. Her piece gripped us with its fervor and point of view. Meet Kathryn! Kathryn has called Raleigh home since graduating from college nearly 20 years ago. She lives with her husband, Chris, who is her middle school sweetheart, and their two children, 9-year-old Caleb and 8-year-old Evan. Kathryn says of their children, “They keep us going and growing strong.” Kathryn’s days are busy, though “mostly unpaid” as a mom, mindfulness yoga teacher and volunteer (promoting racial equity and working with older adults with dementia). She isn’t sure how she first heard about Listen to Your Mother, but she has several connections to the show: I first attended when my friend and neighbor, Erin Lindquist, was part of the cast. Our mutual friend, Stephanie Lormand, was in the show the year prior, and she encouraged me to audition. Kathryn is drawn […]

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Meet Anne Anthony!

April 6, 2017

Anne is a writer, and it comes through when you meet her. Like Heather, she is a cheerleader for the cast and makes sure we know of publication opportunities available to share our words and stories. Meet Anne! Anne is a fairly recent transplant to Chapel Hill, NC and said her reasons for moving here are “complicated,” which intrigues me to no end. She describes her family: My husband and I live with our youngest daughter, a recent UNCW college graduate. Our older daughter lives in New England deciding to stay in the area after graduating from Suffolk Law School. Our 13-year old English Springer Spaniel keeps me company during the day, often adding a critical remark or two when I read my stories out loud. He has his own hashtag on Instagram #lukenorwooddog. She works as a writer and photographer and describes her hobbies as this: Engaging in conversations with complete strangers. […]

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Meet Heather Hankinson!

March 31, 2017

Heather is tiny but radiates strength. A devoted advocate for her son, she has also distinguished herself as being a cheerleader for her fellow cast members and their stories. Meet Heather! Heather is a lifetime resident of the Triangle and lives in Fuquay-Varina: My friends are my family. My son, Mason (6), and my furbaby, Queso, fill my home with love and laughter. By day, she works in HR for The Autism Society of NC, and her hobbies include: Finding humor in the chaos of life sustains me. I am passionate about people, the arts, storytelling and great food.  Heather comes to this year’s show after having heard about it for years: I have seen the show advertised for many years. I have watched past performances online. Believing that everyone has a story to tell, I instantly connected with the show and hoped to one day tell my story. Her favorite writers are […]

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Meet Aleta Payne!

March 29, 2017

Aleta is another returning auditioner. She is calm, thoughtful and wise with a lovely way with words. Her children are older, and her piece hits all the ages and stages, making us laugh and cry. Meet Aleta! Aleta Payne lives in Cary with her family. She  describes them: Three sons, Sam is 25 and works for the City and County of Durham; Josh is 23 and is serving a fellowship year with ASP; Andrew is 19 and a freshman at Carolina; husband Neil is a consultant to pharma companies; my Mama still lives in the house I was raised in and did all of it on her own before folks really appreciated what being a single mom meant. Pups — Ella and Phoebe/Horrible and Adorable (but which is which changes with the day). Aleta works as the Deputy Director of the NC Council of Churches. We have the magical “interwebs” to thank for […]

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Meet Kirsten Reberg-Horton!

March 22, 2017

Kirsten is a bit of a renaissance woman, and it emphasizes the powerful story she shares. Meet Kirsten! Kirsten lives in Raleigh with her family. She describes her family: I’m a mom of 3 children. 2 by love, 1 bio. I have a husband of 24 years who is my rock. Blessed to have parents, sister and sister in law all in the Triangle area. By day, Kirsten works at Kalmia Landscape Design and Painty Faces by Kirsten, but her hobbies are extensive: Gardening, Painting, admiring nature, reading, cooking, writing, special needs education, racial justice. We have co-producer Marty to thank for Kirsten’s participation! Kirsten’s favorite writers include Haven Kimmel, Pattiann Rogers, Pablo Neruda, Zadie Smith, Sue Monk Kidd and Bob Graham. Kirsten is a talented landscape designer who has contributed to the landscape design portion of the Maine Master Gardener Handbook, and the Maine Extension bulletin, Designing your Landscape for Maine. When […]

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