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Introducing the South Bay Cast





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


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.

Expressing Motherhood San Francisco 2015


Expressing Motherhood was created in 2008 by two SAHM Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs. 


Kavet will be bringing the show up North for one night only. It will consist of locals and some others who wanted to travel just to be a part of the show.

Outrageous mom/musical duo MommyTonk will perform.



The show has gone to lots of cities across the country but this is the first time the show will be going to San Francisco. The show consists of people sharing their stories about motherhood on stage.

It truly makes for a wonderful night out, mom, dad, friend, anyone.  We will be at the beautiful Brava Theatre.

Get your tickets here!


The San Francisco Cast:

Kay DeMartini

Carolyn Doyle

Anne Etue

Wendy Hammers

Elyce Frydman


Susanna Morgan

Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Joanne Powers

Michelle Villemaire

Ed Wolf

Tickets are now on sale.

Expressing Motherhood Has 3 Segments Up on Its New Podcast

Over the past week I have barely put a bra on but I did launch Expressing Motherhood’s podcast  and it’s been a delight to run into my closet and talk to creative moms from all walks of life.

I’m hosting the podcast on BlogTalkRadio. You can go there and find Expressing Motherhood’s show, please subscribe!

We kicked it off with Mommy Tonk. I talked to this comedy duo while there were in their hotel room up in Santa Barbara as they have composed music for a play up there.

Listen here.


We touched on topics such as:

*Their upcoming tour

*When/How they find time to work together

*When they argue

*How they come up with their songs

Next up I had the pleasure of talking to ExMo alum Laura Diamond.

Listen here.

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We talked about:

*How she published her book

*How much time she allots toward writing(the answer might surprise you)

Most recently I interviewed ExMo alum Elizabeth Aquino. She is a Los Angeles mom of 3. Listen here.


We talked about:

*Her continuing care towards her disabled 20 year-old daughter Sophie

*Being accepted into the prestigious, all women retreat up at Hedgebrook

*How her blog has been a daily exercise for her writing skills

*Some days she just wants to get off Facebook.

I have enjoyed listening to these women more then I imagined. I should say I knew I’d enjoy talking to them but I think others will enjoy listening to the podcast. At first I thought it might be old pieces read aloud but then organically it became me talking to creative moms.

I hope you will tune in and please subscribe.

If you are interested in being on the show please email me.

Books & Shows With ExMo Alum Around LA

While I am pouring over submissions and planning the next show check out some events that ExMo alum here in Los Angeles are up to.

Loretta Fox will be sharing one of her stories with fellow ExMo alum Larry Dean Harris’ show Strong Words. The show will be held in SilverLake on February 28th, an all female cast. Details on the flier.

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In March ExMo alum Elizabeth Aquino will be hosting another Books & Bakes, a literary food salon.

“Are you a lover of literature but stuck in a book group that never really discusses the book? Are you a lover of food but want to cut through the pretension of the foodie world? Do you revel in devouring both beautiful fiction and food, especially when they intersect? Are you looking for unique gift for your loved ones or  yourself? Come join a community of like-minded sounds and share your love of literature and food at my second Books & Bakes literally and food salon.  Salon size is limited to 10 so RSVP early.

$75 per person includes facilitated discussion about The Debt to Pleasure, related food and alcohol.

Email Elizabeth Aquino at elosophie (at) gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.

Books and Bakes March


Lastly, if you like women who drink and swear please join Mommy Tonk at  private home on the East side April 19th at 4PM. Food and alcohol provided and a show! $40, get your friends and come get rowdy.

Tickets can be purchased here. ALL proceeds go towards Temple Israel of Hollywood.



ExMo Alum News

Summer is here and so is some social media de-toxing. Well a bit anyways.

Mommy Tonk is wrapping up their Summer Tour, so proud of them.


ExMo alum Michelle Brooks has her play, “Family Planning” debuting this week in Burbank at the Colony Theatre.


ExMo alum Nicole Blaine has her on-going LA hit stand-up show going on monthly. Michelle Villemaire and myself went and saw it on her one year anniversary show. If you are interested in losing your virginity to stand-up I urge you to attend and de-flower yourself there.

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ExMo alum Elizabeth Aquino has released a short memoir on Amazon it’s doing very well. A great Summer read.


ExMo alum Michelle Villemaire have launched a new blog titled Shiksa Chicks.


Please drop us a line and let us know what you have been up to ExMo alum. We’d love to hear from you!

Our next show will be announced soon so get to writing.


Sunday Night’s Screening Just Got Even More Fun

Our screening of Mary Trunk’s “Lost In Living” is this Sunday.


For just $8 you’ll get food sponsored by Daphne’s Greek Cuisine, appetizers from Pretzel Crisps, the film, a chance to ask the director a question or two, wine and a gift from Smora.

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And you’ll get to see MommyTonk perform two new songs of theirs!

Enter under this sign, The Lillian.
Enter under this sign, The Lillian.

Buy your ticket here.