That’s A Wrap

Expressing Motherhood just wrapped its two weekend run in Silver Lake. A huge thank you to all of the performers and all of the audience members.

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I have been producing this show for 7 years now.

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As I drove home on Saturday night I was filled with a calm happiness that I knew would be brief but utterly connected me to all that brings me joy.

Backstage is a show in itself.

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A bonding similar to summer camp happens only much quicker and without the ugliness. There is lots of drinking; water, tea, coffee, wine, bourbon. Lots of stifled laughing and shushing from me.

There are moments I can’t share but really are a story all unto themselves.

Then there are the brave performers who sit under the blue light going over their words. Most of them coming off a regular day, watching kids or working.

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Then transforming themselves in the dressing room and braving the audience night after night.

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Every night in theatre is different.

As Loretta Fox whispered to me “It’s live theatre!” As I tried to fix something happening backstage, we both shrugged and smiled.

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It’s live and lively and makes me feel totally alive.

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ExMo alum Peggy, Shannon, Anna and Nicole.
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ExMo performer Elizabeth Jayne Liu.
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MommyTonk with Mixed Clothing owner Sonia showed up!
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ExMo performers Stacie and Susanna Morgan.

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I’m not sure when I will put on the next one but please like the ExMo Facebook page to know when submissions will be held.

I’ll upload the pieces that the performers have OK’d for video soon. Lori already uploaded her’s here.

Be on the listen for ExMo stories via Spotify.

Again, a huge thank you. I can’t wait to do another show.

Three Shows Left

If you were lucky enough to watch our opening weekend then you were probably filled with emotion over the brave LA women pouring their hearts out to you.

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Thank you to all for driving as far as you did, I’m talking to you West Siders.

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ExMo performer  Michelle Villemaire posted three of her favorite comments from audience members and I wanted to post them here:


“It was so good! I want to come every night!”

“That was amazing! I was sad when it ended.”

“OMG! I don’t normally go out because I like to be home in my pajamas but I was really happy to be here and I didn’t want to be home in my pajamas at all!!!”

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Saturday, closing night, is sold out but tickets remain for Thursday and Friday.

Deep gratitude for all who came out. Please like us on Facebook, tell your friends and look for us on Spotify.

Thank you,

Lindsay

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Opening Night is Tomorrow

After our two rehearsals, during this much needed rainy week in LA, I can tell you that the show is going to be tight.

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Seats are still available for opening night.

Here are a few things to know:

The house will open 1/2 hour before showtime. Showtime is 7:30PM for all shows.

This weekend we have shows:

Thursday, Friday, SUNDAY

Next weekend we have shows:

Thursday, Friday, SATURDAY

Please allow yourself ample time to find street parking. The show starts promptly at 7:30PM.

 

Alcohol and food are sold at the theatre, arrive early to ensure your drinks and food are ordered in time and yes you can drink in the theatre!

There is a fantastic Mexican restaurant within walking distance.

More details here.

Cash or credit cards are accepted at the door for walk-ups.

See you at the theatre darlings.

First Rehearsal: Stories from LA Moms

As I drove home from the first rehearsal I was listening to something on 89.9. They were talking about how there were so few great roles for women in Hollywood that they were having a hard time coming up with enough nominations for the Oscars.

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I had just left a room full of LA women whose stories were all bold and swept you up, tossed you around and left you shaken but for the better.

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Women, some of which have worked in the entertainment industry or been married to men who have. I wanted to scream into the radio, I have those stories, in a small theatre in SilverLake!

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Today’s rehearsal had us all listening. It was really, really good.

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Expressing Motherhood is not on the mainstream radar of LA(I love being the underdog) but damn this show should sell out.

These women are fantastic.

Get your ticket.