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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.

Expressing Motherhood Santa Monica, October 23rd, Santa Monica:Meet The Cast

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for our October 23rd 7PM show in Santa Monica at the Moss Theatre.


Tickets are $25.  The beautiful theatre holds 350 seats, all of which were sold this past May. Don’t delay in getting your tickets. Come early and have a drink, beginning at 6PM, doors to the house open at 6:30 and the show begins promptly at 7PM.

Buy your ticket here.

Meet the Cast:

Mommy Tonk

Jeri Okamoto Tanaka

Betty Goldstein

Emily DeRenzis

Megan Dolan

Kerry Nadal

Mara Marks

Julee Loorya

Dawn Kallevig

Malena Hougen

Brandy Johnston

Abby Kohl

Expressing Motherhood, Santa Monica Mother’s Day Show

Expressing Motherhood will have a May 3rd show at 8PM at the Moss Theatre at the Herb Alpert Education Village at New Roads School.


The night will be sponsored by Mom.Me and Club Mom Me.


Come celebrate your friendships with your fellow mom friends and hear brave women get up on stage and share their stories with you.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Meet The Cast:

Wendy Hammers

Lindsay Kavet

Shea Andreone

Mommy Tonk

Marni Ayers

Amelia Dalgaard

Michelle Joyner

Liza Marquez

Karen Rappaport McHugh

Jessica Patay

Jill Remez

Rachel Sarnoff

Lan Tran

Suzanne Weerts


Submissions for Des Moines, The South Bay & Santa Monica

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


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


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



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


New Dates & Venues for Fall LA Shows

Please note that both of the Fall shows have changed venues and dates.

The former September show will now be held on October 3rd & 4th @ 7:30PM in Silver Lake at Spirit Studio Silverlake.

The former November 4th show in DTLA will now be on Saturday November 7th @7:30PM in Silver Lake at Spirit Studio Silverlake.

If you have purchased tickets for the September show please call Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006 and cancel your ticket. If you have any problems please email me. lindsay(at)expressing motherhood.com

This lovely, warm space is more intimate so I’m guessing we are going to sell out quickly. I will let you know when tickets become available.

This is not ideal but if you have ever watched “Bullets Over Broadway” or worked in theatre as you know the show must go on despite, well it’s theatre darling.

"Don't Speak" Bullet Over Broadway

Submissions Will Be Accepted Monday February 16th

Submissions for the next Expressing Motherhood will be accepted soon, Monday February 16th.


I am looking for pieces about motherhood, when read aloud, that are 5 minutes long.

The show will be one night only downtown at The Downtown Independent.


Looking forward to your submission.

Also, between now and February 28th if you tag a photo with #expressingmotherhood you’ll enter yourself into a pot of possibly winning 3 dozen cupcakes from Serendipity Cupcakes and an ExMo t-shirt.

Owner Kristy, one of her cupcakes and one funny urban cowboy known as Jack Black.

Kristy Woelfel, owner of Serendipty Cupcakes, delivered cupcakes to the wonderful pediatric unit at Hungtington Hospital who recently took care of my son. She was so kind and loves what she does so I talked to her about doing a giveaway. She was up for it.

I am contributing over at Mom.Me and my new piece is up on, wait for it, my hair.


It sounds ridiculous, it is. Read it if you want to ignore the world’s problems for a few minutes.

Meet Michelle Villemaire

Michelle Villemaire will be performing in our next show in Hollywood. Tickets are on sale now.


How did you hear about ExMo? 
I first heard about ExMo when a mom from our synagogue, Laura Diamond, mentioned that she did the show. Then In April I met you lovelies at a Club MomMe event. 🙂
How many kids do you have? Do you work outside of the home?
I have 2 girls. One just turned 6. The other will be 3 opening night! I write/work at home. But also at Starbucks. And the library. And in my car…
How do you express yourself creatively?
Constantly expressing myself– I’m a writer, actor, crafter, cook and interior designer of my own home…
Have you ever performed before? In ExMo or other shows.
 Yes, I have been an actor. Mostly bit parts in movies or TV shows you’ve never heard of so there’s really no use mentioning it!
What do you love about being a mom in LA? What do you find challenging?
I love that we have easy access to beach, mountains and desert. I find living away from family and having to pay for childcare challenging.

Submission and Showtime Info on our next LA Show

Expressing Motherhood is grateful be entering our 7th season in 2014.

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Our fabulous artwork for our second show in Venice by Agnete Oernsholt.

Our next show will be back at the urban Lillian Theatre in Hollywood.

Showtimes will be:

February 7 @8PM ,8 @8PM and 9 @2PM AND 7PM

February 14@8PM, 15@8PM and 16@2PM AND 7PM

Rehearsals will be:
Tuesday 10-2PM at the Lillian
Wednesday 10-2PM at the Lillian
Submissions will Open:
November 10th and close November 16th

We are looking for pieces that are no longer then 6 minutes long. Comedic, dramatic, songs, intrepretive dance, etc. We are open to it all.


Please help us spread the word around town!


Thank you

Our first cast ever in 2008 in Venice.
Our first cast ever in 2008 in Venice.