2016 Shows & Submissions

Expressing Motherhood is entering its 9th year of shows.

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Submissions will be accepted for Santa Barbara and Santa Monica in January. Please see submissions for details.

Santa Barbara Local Producer Jacqui.
Santa Barbara Local Producer Jacqui.

The upcoming South Bay show, which will also take place in January, is already half way SOLD OUT.

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Tickets for the February Silver Lake show are now on sale.

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A big thank you to all who have supported Expressing Motherhood for 8 years nows. Exciting things are in the works which will be announced soon.

If you are interested in being a Local Producer and bringing Expressing Motherhood to your city please reach out to me at lindsay(at)expressing motherhood.com

This fall my husband and I lost our beloved friend Marcel Langenegger. He was a former neighbor. Our kids played together as he hand wrote the Expressing Motherhood logo that we have used for years. His widow, my dear friend, Nete Oernsholt, has done most of our graphics for years. I would have her daughter over in exchange for her work.

Marcel directing Roger Federer this Summer.
Marcel directing Roger Federer this Summer.

I’m honored that some of his creativity and passion went into Expressing Motherhood. He was an acclaimed international director and yet one sunny afternoon in the Hollywood Hills, he wrote our logo, with his shirt off I must add. He and his wife and our children played together at the time.

Creative collaboration is the heart and soul of Expressing Motherhood.  I’m forever grateful to have known him.

A photo I took at his memorial.
A photo I took at his memorial.

Thank you,

Lindsay Kavet

 

Meet Lora Ackermann: The South Bay Cast

Lora Ackermann will be a part of Expressing Motherhood’s first ever South Bay cast January 23rd and 24th at 7:30PM.

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Lora hails from the West Coast(Oregon-Washington-So-Cal) she is a heart trainer, blogger, writer, artist, mistake-make, habit-breaker and builder, teacher, finder of love in all things, friend, single mom, imperfections, self-professed comedian and  human cheerleader.

In her spare time, she combines her Master’s in the Art of Teaching, 25 years in the field of education, art background, and 17 years of leadership-development training to help organizations great and small learn how to communicate, innovate, and improve team-dynamics through the use of humor and toys.

In her spare, spare time, she also leads women’s art-inspired journey sessions. She is most passionate about her children, friends, family, and, well, people in general, as they never cease to amaze her in their talents and capacities. She is honored to be a part of this beautiful Expressing Motherhood show. Join her Hero Readership on colormesmiling.weebly.com or contact her at colormesmiling@gmail.com to share your hero stories or for any other reason.

8 Years of Expressing Motherhood

Expressing Motherhood closed out it’s 8th year this past weekend to a sold out crowd in Silver Lake.

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Expressing Motherhood had a wonderful two night run in Chicago led by Local Producer Colleen O’Neill.

Colleen and our youngest performer ever, Lola, her daughter.
Colleen and our youngest performer ever, Lola, her daughter.

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As far as upcoming shows, tickets for the South Bay show in January are now on sale.

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Submissions for the Mother’s Day shows in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara will be accepted in January.

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Here is a wonderful quote that Silver Lake patron Donna Staub had to say about the show, “The stories made me laugh, cry and think. Totally engrossing and carefully curated. I gave a well deserved standing ovation. Expressing Motherhood is a gift.”

I assure you I don’t think I could have dreamt 8 years ago this show would still be going or someone might say something like that.

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Thank you for your continuing patronage.

Lindsay

Introducing the South Bay Cast

 

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BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

Local Producer Brandy Johnston and myself are happy to announce the South Bay Cast:

Stacy Upton

Kerry Anderson

Angela Cullop

Emily Coe-Sullivan

Malena Hougen

Megan Dolan

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Cathleen Daniel

Jessica Patay

Linda Daly

Lora Ackermann

 

Congratulations! The submissions were very strong and there were quite a few.

Tickets will be on sale soon but save the dates of January 23rd and January 24th at 7:30PM.

Santa Barbara + Expressing Motherhood = Mother’s Day

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Expressing Motherhood will be in another city for the first time. She gets around.

Santa Barbara we are coming at you.

ExMo alum Jacquelyn De Longe will be the Local Producer.

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Jacquelyn De Longe is a three time performer of Expressing Motherhood Los Angeles and is pleased to direct and produce this national community building play in Santa Barbara. She began her production career at 20, driving a van of film reels around Hollywood and with in a few years worked her way up to Associate Producer in commercial VFX production. Tired of 60 hour weeks her creative interests led her to earn her a degree in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design, followed by years of experience in the Los Angeles art world, working for major galleries and prominent artists. Now a resident of Santa Barbara this mother of two (4&6) splits her time between writing for West Coast newspapers and magazines, advocating for children’s art programs as a local member of the California Alliance for Arts Education, and trying to raise the next generation of decent human beings.

 

The show is one night only, May 4th. Submissions will be accepted in January. Details can be found here.

Babble and Expressing Motherhood

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Babble will be live streaming the November 7th Expressing Motherhood show coming up in Silver Lake.

It’s a good thing too because the show is SOLD OUT.

So for those of you in different cities and states you can watch along with us!

This is the first time the show will be live-streamed and we are excited to pair up with Babble on this.

The show will start at 7:30PM PST and will remain up on Periscope for 24 hours.

You can watch the show via Babble’s Periscope channel here.

Submissions for Des Moines, The South Bay & Santa Monica

Submissions are currently being accepted for the first ever Des Moines Show.

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Submissions for the first ever South Bay show will be accepted November 2nd.

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Happy to announce we will be doing a Mother’s Day show at the beautiful Moss Theatre in Santa Monica on May 3rd.

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Submissions for that show will be accepted between January 5 – 11. Information can be found here.

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Des Moines Submissions Accepted Until Friday October 30th

Submissions for the Des Moines Expressing Motherhood will be accepted until this Friday, October30th.

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We are looking for stories about motherhood that you are willing to share on stage.

We also accept songs, skits and even dance numbers.

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Just one rehearsal and two shows on the same day in February.

Tell your grandma, sister, mom, husband, the topic just needs to be motherhood.