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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.

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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 DTLA on 4.22

Expressing Motherhood will be performing with a new cast on 4.22 in Downtown LA at 7:30PM.

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TICKETS HERE.

Don’t delay in getting your ticket as they are nearly sold out.

Cute new shirts for sale and 2 NEW CITIES will be announced for the Fall.

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ExMo News: Submissions & Private Mommy Tonk Show

Expressing Motherhood will accept submissions for one day only, February 16th. Be a part of the upcoming Spring LA show.

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The show dates will be announced by the end of this week.

The second event going on will be a private viewing of ExMo alums Mommy Tonk. Dinner, drinks & MommyTonk included. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to TIOH. Buy your ticket here.

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Expressing Motherhood continues to crop up on Spotify so listen for select stories there.

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.

Tips On Submissions

Submissions for the next Expressing Motherhood show will open up October 1st and close October 3rd.

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Here are some tips and requirements:

*Pieces need to be NO longer then 5 minutes when read aloud. Please read them aloud and time yourself.

*Made sure it’s your story about motherhood, not someone else’s.

*Pieces about small portions of motherhood often make very interesting pieces versus a broad “Motherhood is hard” piece.

*I’m looking for stories about motherhood. That means you don’t have to be a mom. You can be a son, a women who chooses to not have children. Etc.

Please feel free to ask more questions.

Looking forward to another Expressing Motherhood experience.