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Cast Spotlight: Laurin and Nina!

April 5, 2017

We are approaching one month from our grand finale show date of Saturday, May 13th! Janine and I are busy printing postcards, designing programs, and gearing up for our second rehearsal. Did you miss our last post? Tickets are finally on sale! Woo-hoo! Please click HERE to go to our ticket sales link. We do expect to sell out again this year, so don’t wait. Need another reason to buy your tickets now? The price goes up one week before the show, so take advantage of early bird pricing. Without further ado, let’s get going with our first Cast Spotlight post! Please meet Laurin Mayeno and Nina Vincent. ___________ LAURIN MAYENO Laurin Mayeno is a consultant, educator, and author of One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo. Her son Danny, who loved dressing up as a princess, helped her see the importance of supporting young people who aren’t limited by gender boxes. She […]

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Tickets Are On Sale For Our Grand Finale Show!

April 1, 2017

People have been emailing us. And going in vain to the theater box office. But today is the day we can officially say…TICKETS ARE ON SALE!   Now is the time to buy your tickets to our grand finale show, which will be on Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco! Please click HERE to go to the ticket link. We have sold out for the past three years, and anticipate selling out again for this last big show. Please note, early bird ticket pricing ends May 6th (one week before the show) and then the price goes up. We cannot wait to rock your Mother’s Day weekend with 11 powerful, amazing stories. See you there, Tarja, Janine, and Mary by

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The Hivery Returns As A Sponsor (and Has A Special Offer For You!)

March 28, 2017

Janine and I are so excited to announce that The Hivery is returning as a 2017 sponsor of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER San Francisco! Founded by Grace Kraaijvanger in early 2014, The Hivery is “an inspiration lab and coworking space” defined by human connection, specifically, the connection between women: “The Hivery is a unique place because first and foremost, we believe in the unstoppable power of women who support each other. More important than individual businesses, or personal journeys, The Hivery always seeks to foster the gift of inclusion, welcoming all who believe in support, kindness, and the creation of meaningful work.” For Grace, this definition of “work” is broad and tied to happiness and fulfillment. It can mean traditional or unconventional; corporate or entrepreneurial; it can mean big, crazy dreams or the small spark of an idea. Whatever your work is, whatever you want your work to be, whatever you are searching for, […]

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Come Together: Our First Rehearsal With the 2017 Cast!

March 24, 2017

After a year of planning, booking the event space, spreading the word about submissions, holding auditions and selecting the cast comes my favorite part of the whole process, the first rehearsal! When the voices of 11 stories come together from Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Berkley, and Mill Valley and meet for the first time. Come together right now over cheese and chocolate. Come together right now over my story and your story and her story. Come together over laughter and tears, smiles and silence. Come together over motherhood: the beauty and the beast. Last Sunday, we met at The Hivery, a collaborative and creative coworking space where women can pursue their work, passions, ideas and what’s next. The Hivery is a major sponsor of Listen To Your Mother and we can’t thank Grace, the Founder, enough for providing such a beautiful coming together space. On Saturday, May 13th at 7:00pm, I hope you’ll come […]

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Our 2017 Charitable Cause: The Homeless Prenatal Program

March 17, 2017

The local charitable cause that LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER San Francisco selected for our 2017 show is the Homeless Prenatal Program! We are proud to donate a portion of the show’s proceeds to this important organization.   Selecting a charity that benefits mothers and children from the hundreds of worthy organizations in the Bay Area is a truly daunting task, but the more we learned about the Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP), the more Janine and I knew that this was the organization for LTYM San Francisco’s charitable cause. There is nothing complicated or mystifying about HPP, the power of this program is the simplicity of its mission: to break the cycle of childhood poverty through partnership with families: “By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.” More On the Homeless Prenatal Program HPP proudly states that […]

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