Between the monkeys and the puppy, it’s a miracle I’m getting anything done around here.
But somehow, things are all coming together. This year’s Listen to Your Mother show is happening in just a couple weeks and it’s going to be fantastic. We have a very talented cast of writers and performers, ready to blow you away with their heartache and hilarity. All in the name of motherhood. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day (a few days early!)
You can get to know the cast here. PLUS…you have a chance to win two free tickets to the show. Bring your best friend, your spouse, your mother…but take my advice and leave the monkeys and puppies at home.
January: the time to assess and reassess. To take stock. Make plans. Set goals.
I’m shaking off my holiday hibernation and am now knee-deep in all of the above. It’s energizing to look at the long list of projects I have on my horizon.
The first thing I can share with you…I’m thrilled, once again, to be co-directing Austin’s 3rd annual Listen to Your Mother show with the fabulous Wendi Aarons. We are now accepting submissions and hope you will share your stories of the good, the bad, and the ridiculous of motherhood. For details and inspiration, visit our website and YouTube channel.
I love making a playlist almost as much as I like Mother’s Day. Regardless, this longtime hobby doesn’t get near the attention it deserves.
So it was with great pleasure that I was able to contribute to a pre-show soundtrack for our recent Listen to Your Mother: Austin show. (A playlist! About motherhood! With an Austin vibe! I was in total High Fidelity geek heaven.)
The days building up to the show, I was busy with behind-the-scenes details, so I didn’t get to enjoy the playlist much after I created it. But ever since we wrapped, I’ve had the music on repeat.
It goes without saying that the list is much better when heard in its entirety, preferably after the kids are asleep and you’re holding a glass of wine and the handprint gift of your dreams. Happy listening and Happy Mother’s Day!
You know, an adventure! With tunnels and secret passageways and booby traps. And chasing. Every good adventure has chasing.
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Speaking of adventures, there’s a doozy coming up, and though I doubt it will include chasing, I hope you’ll join in.
On April 29, 2012, the Listen to Your Mother show is returning to Austin. LTYM is a live production of local writers reading their original essays about motherhood. Since its birth in 2010 by the talented Ann Imig, this national series has expanded to 10 cities, including New York, DC, San Francisco and of course, Austin!
Last year I was one of 13 cast members and this year am serving as co-director/producer with the wonderful Wendi Aarons. I’m honored and excited!
If you or anyone you know is interested in submitting an essay, we would LOVE to read it. Everyone has a mother story, even if you’re not a mother!