Expressing Motherhood & Giving Back

Expressing Motherhood always give a portion of our profits to empowering women and our communities. For almost 10 years we’ve been proud to donate to Family Care International.

From their site, “In 1986, the world was paying little attention to the hundreds of thousands of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth each year. Family Care International was the first international organization dedicated to maternal health, founded out of a determination to remedy this neglect. FCI has been working ever since — collaboratively, innovatively, and effectively — to make pregnancy and childbirth safer around the world.”

Local Iowa Producers and sisters, Kerry Anderson and Karen Rothert were passionate about donating all of their proceeds to Opening Doors Dubuque.

Here is some information about them:

“Opening Doors is the nonprofit organization that operates Maria House and Teresa Shelter. Homeless women, alone or with children, come to us to help rebuild their lives. We provide goal setting and life skills training that will enable them to take care of themselves and achieve their full potential. Women are dependent when they come in…independent when they leave.”

Since 2000, Maria House has provided transitional housing, where residents can stay for as long as two years. In 2006, we opened Teresa Shelter. It offers short-term emergency shelter services and an extended stay program.”

Our Dubuque show is next month, one night only at Loras college, get your tickets here.

We have paired up with a local non-profit out of Portland for our October 17th show, called Family Forward Action.

10% of the proceeds from that show will go towards Family Forward Action.

I also have to insert that when I emailed the cast if they had any suggestions for a local non-profit, one cast member directed me to Family Forward Action and it turns out another cast member works for them!

Here is some information about their wonderful organization.

“We are parents, employers, caregivers, and activists that believe that our current economy can and must do more to support working families. We need paid sick days, paid family leave, workplace flexibility, and quality and affordable child care, and more. These policies are good for families, good for business, and good for Oregon.”

Tickets for our Portland show can be purchased here.

Lastly, we are excited to help support Alliance of Moms, right here in Los Angeles. 10% of our proceeds will be going to this fabulous community.

I met Co-Founder Jules Leyer at a MomDot.Me event last Fall and was taken in by her passion for helping young mothers who have been through the foster care system. Jules and her partner, Yasmine Delawari Johnson have done an incredible job at creating a nurturing community.

“Alliance of moms is a new generation of philathropists whose mission is to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born to teens in foster care.”

Tickets for our LA show are not yet available, submissions for the show will be accepted July 15-20.

It has been a joy discovering new non-profits and and supporting women in our cities, country and abroad for nearly 10 years now.
#ExMoShow

Silver Lake Submissions

#ExMoShow is coming back to the East Side of LA.

This December treat yourself to two nights of performing.

Rehearsal will be December 4th from 10AM – 2PM at The Lyric Hyperion,  Silver Lake’s staple that has recently been referred to as “The best place in LA to tell your story,” by LA Weekly.

Our shows will be Wednesday December 6th at 7PM and Thursday December 7th at 7PM.

Submissions will be accepted July 15-20. Please email your submission to la(@)expressingmotherhood.com

Pieces need to be no more then 5 minutes long, when read aloud.

 

Portland Tickets and Cast

Tickets for our first ever Portland show are now on sale, buy tickets here.

Grab your friends for a great mom’s night out.  Come hear this all female cast share their stories about motherhood on stage, one night only at the beautiful Alberta Rose Theatre.

I’ll be flying up to Portland from LA to direct the show and I’ll be packing Mommy Tonk in my suitcase.

Tickets are $25, October 17th at 7PM.

Meet the cast:

Peggy Mannix Slattery

Jenny Conlie

Jessica Patay

Mommy Tonk

Danielle Nichols

Kari Newhouse

Pamela Fiehn

Julie Glasser

Jessica Swanson

Mary MacDonald

Emily Corak

#ExMoShow Dubuque, Iowa Cast & Tickets

Tickets for our Dubuque, Iowa show are now on sale. Get your tickets here.

This incredible show is one night only. Led by Local Producers and sisters, Kerry Anderson and Karen Rothert you won’t want to miss this one night perfect mom’s night out.

Grab your friends, drinks are available at the theatre

THE CAST

Billie Friedman

Christa Swift

Emily DeRenzis

Erin VanLaningham

Karlyn Budz

Kathleen Klapatauskas

Katie Wheeler

Laura Chandlee

Madison Doubek

Tammy Flynn

Kerry Anderson

Portland, Expressing Motherhood is Coming To You

Expressing Motherhood is happy to announce; we are taking the show to Portland for the first time and will be seeking submissions for our show up there.

If you know of anyone with a story about motherhood who lives in Portland, please let them know about our upcoming submissions, May 1-5.

The show will be one night only at the pretty Alberta Rose Theatre at 7PM. Our rehearsal will be on October 16th from 10AM-2PM.

Submissions accepted May 1st-5th

One rehearsal October 16th 10-3PM

Performance on October 17th 7:00PM

Submit to portland@expressingmotherhood.com

 

Expressing Motherhood Heads to Dubuque, Iowa

Expressing Motherhood is headed to Dubuque, Iowa for the first time this summer. Local Producer/Director Kerry Anderson will be bringing #ExMoShow to beautiful Iowa in July.
Kerry Anderson
Kerry is a South Bay mom and ExMoShow alum,  just about every summer she visits her sister and her family in Dubuque.  “My children get to hang out with their cousins and experience a true midwestern summer complete with frog catching, fireflies, and porch eatin’ popsicle time.  
Through Expressing Motherhood I’ve met many people with extraordinary stories who were brave enough to share it with an audience.  After every show audience members would rush up to performers to tell them, “That’s my story!” or “Thank you, I needed to hear that story.”  Expressing Motherhood is a gift and I want to bring that gift to one of my favorite places in the country, Dubuque.”
Karen Anderson Rothert
Kerry’s sister, Karen Anderson Rothert, and her family live in Dubuque. She will also be acting as a Local Producer along with Kerry. The show ill be performed at Karen’s alma mater, Loras College. This is the only way she could get her sister to extend her vacation time.  She is excited to become an official member of the Expressing Motherhood community.
Submissions will be accepted April 10th- 14th, please send submissions to dubuque(at)expressingmotherhood.com For more submissions info please visit our submissions page.
Performers will be announced April 17th.
There will be one rehearsal on Friday, July 14th from 6:30-9:30PM. The performance will be Saturday, July 15th at 7:00PM at Loras College in the St. Joseph’s Auditorium in Hoffman Hall.
As always, Expressing Motherhood is looking for people to share their stories about motherhood on stage. Pieces need to be 5 minutes maximum. We are looking for true stories. Your stories, about motherhood. Need not be a mom!
Expressing Motherhood is thrilled to have Kerry  and Karen bring this to Iowa. Looking forward to it. #ExMoShow

April, Santa Monica ExMoShow

Expressing Motherhood will be back in Los Angeles on April 23rd at 6:30PM.

Doors to the lobby open at 5:30PM. Come grab some wine and try out some Brazilian chocolate. Doors to the house open at 6:00PM.

We will be back at the beautiful Moss Theatre. Don’t delay in getting your tickets as this show sells out.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

THE CAST

Paria Hassouri

Alicia Garey

Cathi Lundy

Susanna Morgan

Chudney Ross

Annie Korzen

Nicole Blaine

Samantha Gutstadt

Mommy Tonk

Lisa Kotin

Jeri Okamoto

Miki Devo

 

Expressing Motherhood News

Expressing Motherhood’s South Bay show is SOLD OUT.  Congratulations South Bay cast and Local Producer Brandy Johnston.

Brandy Johnston

Tickets for our first ever Louisville show are on sale now.

Submissions for our April 23rd LA show being accepted until January 20th.

Please check out our new video series on YouTube. We are featuring past performers.

Looking forward to announcing a new city and state soon.

Meet The Louisville Expressing Motherhood Cast

Expressing Motherhood is delighted to announce our first ever Louisville, Kentucky cast.
Local Producers and #ExMoShow alum, Randi Skaggs and Shannon Noel received a lot of submissions and we are grateful to all who submitted.
Get your ticket for an incredible night of storytelling about motherhood. Tickets SOLD HERE. The show is one night only, March 25th at 8PM at Headliners Music Hall.
The Cast
April Corbin
Bryan Suddith
Jennifer Ansari
Judy Skaggs
James Watson
Mary Furlong Coomer
Mary Jo Ive
Marybeth Legler
Miriam Hans
Nora Gocking
Steven Carr
Randi Skaggs
Shannon Noel

ExMoShow NEW Video Series

Expressing Motherhood is happy to kick the 2017 off with a new video series. The videos feature past performers sharing stories they have shared on the Expressing Motherhood stage, with you.

Filming the women in a studio has entailed that the pieces translate the best they can for the viewers at home.  Thank you Emily DeRenzis and Megan Dolon for being the first two to participate. Emily shares her story of going over to her ex-husband’s new home for the first time.

Megan shares the story of when she first learned that her son has Aspergers.

Each piece is followed with a brief Q&A about how motherhood has inspired and/or changed their creative path. A huge thank you to them both.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel as more videos will be released soon.