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Expressing Motherhood is headed to Tacoma, Washington

Expressing Motherhood  is excited to debut a new cast in Tacoma, Washington this Fall.

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Local Producer Andrea Archambault will be leading this cast and taking the show back to her home city.

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Andrea was born and raised in the Seattle/Tacoma area and has a love for everything Northwest! Since moving to Redondo Beach, CA, she realizes that she even misses the rain!  She is a wife to the most incredibly supportive husband, mom to a spirited, hilarious little girl, and a step-mom to two amazing teenage boys, an entrepreneur and a self proclaimed foodie. She is the founder/owner of andreaarchambault.com. In her career as a Health Coach she helps moms reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm, increase energy and get their glow back! Working with moms is her passion as she knows both the joy, challenges, and messiness that come with motherhood.

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She is a true believer that we are more alike, then we are different.  Everyone has a story and when we share these stories with the world, it brings us closer together. When she attended her first Expressing Motherhood show, she was instantly in love and inspired!  As the first story was shared on that stage, she knew that Expressing Motherhood had to make it to the Northwest!  Prior to starting her Health Coaching Practice, Andrea worked for a small community theatre company.  There she learned the ins and outs of theatre production and management. This job was put in her life to prepare her to become a local Producer/Director for Expressing Motherhood-Tacoma.
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The shows will be this Fall at the Tacoma Youth Theatre. We will announce dates and times ASAP.

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We first need to find a cast full of local Washington moms, dads, women and men. If you are interested in sharing your story about motherhood on stage please submit your story to tacoma@expressingmotherhood.com on these dates: June 28 &29.

If you have questions please reach out to Local Producer/Director Andrea at tacoma@expressingmotherhood.com

Expressing Motherhood Fall 2015 Shows & Submissions

This Fall Expressing Motherhood will be in multiple cities & also accepting submissions for Winter and Spring 2016 shows.

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Here is the run down on all currently in production shows.

SHOWS

BOSTON, MA

SILVER LAKE, CA

SIOUX FALLS, SD

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SILVER LAKE, CA

ALL TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE ALONG WITH DATES, TIMES AND VENUE INFO .

SUBMISSIONS

DES MOINES, IOWA * SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED ON OCTOBER 19TH

THE SOUTH BAY * SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED ON NOVEMBER 2ND

ALL INFORMATION ON SUBMISSIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE

DON’T FORGET TO LISTEN TO THE NEW EXPRESSING MOTHERHOOD PODCAST.

CREATOR LINDSAY KAVET INTERVIEWS CREATIVE MOMS. LISTEN ON iTunes.

 

Heading Into Our 7th Season

Expressing Motherhood is headed into it’s 7th Season!

13 shows under our belt. Yes, Chicago was lucky 13.

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I’ve directed around 150 women and men and we’ve sold out around 5,000 seats.

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Pretty fun stats for us.

Our next show will be in Los Angeles, we are currently locking down a theatre. So get your pen to paper ladies and gents. We’ll announce it as soon as we know, which means submissions will probably open up in November.

Thanks for your support as always.

Follow Up With Chicago Performer Kathleen Buckley

Kathleen Buckley is an Illinois mom who recently performed in our Chicago show. You can read more about her in our pre-show interview here. But to hear about how she felt about doing the show and what her latest project are, read on.

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What was it like participating in Expressing Motherhood?

What surprised you about being in the show?

This was my first time on stage, my first time being back stage in a theater, and my first time sharing one of my stories in a public setting so I was pretty nervous about the whole thing. Lindsay and Jessica were so organized and professional that they made it super easy to participate and do so successfully. All the other cast members, many of whom had performed before, were so supportive and welcoming. And everyone was SO MUCH FUN! I got to meet an amazing, intersting and diverse group of women. I didn’t expect to meet people that I’d want to really know. They made every moment off stage memorable. Expressing Motherhood was like a mix of Girl Scout Camp and Bourbon Street – and those have been two of my favorite places to visit!
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Had you ever performed before?

No, unless you include standing up in front of stuffy business types nervously pitching product ideas.

What projects do you have on the immediate horizon?

I have three ongoing projects:

  • Publishing an anthology of stories for and about women who became moms after the age of forty. My two partners on the project, like me,  had their first babies after forty, and we know first hand how being an older mom poses it’s own unique set of joys and challenges. The call for entries can be found here.

 My portfolio! I hope to get my MFA in Graphic Design so I can eventually leave the corporate world for the academic one. It’s what I always thought I’d do and now it’s time to do it.

 

  • Converting my rarely used formal dining room into a real studio so that when we do want to dine formally (like twice a year) I don’t have to temporarily shut down projects, cap off paint tubes, file away scribbles. I can just leave everything out while we eat on folding tables in the living room.

In regards to your piece, what kind of questions were you asked by people? How did your friends respond?

I was surprised how many women (and men!) commented in the lobby after the show that they’d had a similar experience to mine. Many people asked me if my story was true – including some friends. A few women genuinely thanked me for having shared my good fortune with women who couldn’t do what I could. I didn’t expect that. It was really cool to make those connections.

A Great Review

Here is an email that a former performer sent to me, the email was sent to her. A great review!
Just wanted to write to tell you that we went to see Expressing Motherhood in Chicago this past weekend and it was incredible! Absolutely beyond amazing, inspiring, raw, heartfelt and moving. I only wish it was here longer, I would have gone back with Tommy! I am so glad my friends and I had the chance to share in such a special experience so thank you for turning us on to it!

 

Follow Up With Chicago Performer Amy Rowe

As part of a follow up series with our Chicago cast here is a Q&A with recent Ohio performer and mom Amy Rowe. Amy discussed how though she was told she’d fall in love instantly with her newborn it, in reality, took longer then an instant.

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 What was it like participating in Expressing Motherhood? What surprised you about being in the show?

I am always amazed at the adrenaline rush that comes from being in front of an audience. Hearing their laughter is so affirming and encouraging.

 Had you ever performed before?

I was a member of the New York cast back in 2009. Other than that, I have been in a few church plays, performed a couple of solos (again, at church), and was a lily pad in a preschool play many moons ago.

What projects do you have on the immediate horizon?

As soon as I unbury myself from the projects I put on hold while in Chicago, I’m planning to work on the lyrics for a new song for Stacie and Shannon to perform. My working title? I’m glad you ask! It’s “Fuck you! No, I’m not pregnant.” It will be dedicated to the Lyft driver named Grace who so uncool-like noticed my gut and congratulated me on my mom-to-be status. (Bitch!)

Then, I hope to polish up a couple of pieces to submit to the Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans  anthology you guys told us about.

Oh, and I also want to have a viewing party for the DVD when it comes out. Lots of my friends were bummed to not have been able to attend the show. It’s a good excuse to enjoy some wine with my fellow moms, right?

Thanks again for the great opportunity, ladies! Hope to see you at another show sometime soon!!!
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