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Announcing Expressing Motherhood’s First Louisville Show

Expressing Motherhood is looking forward to expanding to yet another city, Louisville, Kentucky we will be headed your way very soon.

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Led by ExMoShow alum Randi Skaggs, of our 2009 NYC show and Shannon Noel of many of our shows & Mommy Tonk, submissions will be accepted December 2-16.

(L) Randi Skaggs (R) Shannon Noel
(L) Randi Skaggs (R) Shannon Noel

Storytellers will be announced January 2.

The rehearsal will be on March 22nd, time TBD and the show will be on Saturday March 25th at Headliners Music Hall.

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For questions please email Shannon and Randi at: louisville@expressingmotherhood.com

Tickets On Sale Now For Tacoma, WA

Tickets are now on sale for our first ever Tacoma, Washington show. Led by Local Producer and Director, Andrea Archambalt the show will be held for 2 nights only at the Tacoma Youth Theatre.

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Showtimes and Dates are:

Friday, October 7th at 7:30PM

Saturday, October 8th at 7:30PM

Meet the Cast:

Lora Ackermann
Carla Archambault
Becky Barrick
Liz Johnson
Rachel Van’t Land
Carl Palmer
Adrienne Pieroth
Karon Redmond
Haley Wright
Mommy Tonk

 

San Francisco, Sioux Falls & Chicago Get Your Tickets

We just wrapped up a sold out weekend here in Los Angeles.

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I’ll be headed up to San Francisco next week for the first ever Expressing Motherhood in San Fran. Use the code Bogoexmoshow to get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Get your tickets here.

Next week Expressing Motherhood will also be debuting in Sioux Falls for the first time ever. Headed up by Local Producer Megan Pederson. Get your tickets here.

Lastly, we will be back in Chicago in the beginning of November. Get your tickets here.

Don’t miss out on a truly wonderful night out. Take time to hang with your mom friends and turn your phones off for a couple of hours.

Submissions for the first Des Moines, Iowa and South Bay, CA shows are coming up as well.

Silver Lake Shows This Weekend

We just wrapped up our rehearsal for the Silver Lake show.

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Get ready.

September has been so hot here in LA. A lot of us our drained and the stories are edgy and full of emotion.

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The house will open at 7PM. Showtimes are 7:30PM for both nights.

Valet parking is available directly underneath the theatre for $6 at the Barabella restaurant. You can eat there too.

Of course we will be selling wine and water at the show.

You exit the restaurant, head South and take a right up a very steep street. Look for the Spirit Studio signs. Enter the theatre through the parking lot.

See you at the theatre darling.

The new tote!
The new tote!

Expressing Motherhood San Francisco 2015

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

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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.

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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

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Susanna Morgan

Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Joanne Powers

Michelle Villemaire

Ed Wolf

Tickets are now on sale.

Meet Upcoming Chicago Performer Shannon Noel

LA mom Shannon Noel is no stranger to Expressing Motherhood. We’ve been lucky enough to have had her talent as part of our show for years now. Shannon was also the friend who started the ExMo Challenge with me over wine and food in July. She’s awesome and we are delighted to have her in our Chicago show.

 

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This is me and boys – we love cowboy boots.

 

 Where do you live, how many kids do you have, ages?
I live in Silverlake, an awesome little neighborhood in the hills not far from downtown Los Angeles.  I have a 3 year old son named Riley and a 4 year old son named Booker.
How are you creative post children? How has it changed since pre-baby?
Pre-babies I performed sketch comedy, improv and stand up all over Los Angeles.  Most of my shows didn’t even begin until 9 or 10pm at the earliest.  And then there was a lot of hanging out afterwards until the very wee hours of the morning.  It was a lot of fun but these days if my boys are asleep (which is rare) I like to be asleep as well.  I find that writing on my own time is much more conducive to my working mom schedule.  When Stacie and I plan ourI’m Not From Here But My Kids Are shows we always consider our audience – mostly moms – and try to have them out the door no later than 10!
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This is my gang! This picture makes me so happy. We have a lot of fun.
When do you find time to create?
My commute to work is an hour each way.  I do a lot of creating while on this drive.  You can see me pulled over to the side with my notebook and pen on any given morning.  If by some miracle my boys go to sleep before 9pm, I try to write until I just can’t keep my eyes open anymore.
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A recent photo of Shannon with her friend Amy Levinson. Both have done and/or are doing the ExMoChallenge.
How did you hear about ExMo?
 I got an e-mail from a former writing teacher, Amy Friedman.  She had heard about the show and knew that I was focusing my efforts on “writing what you know” ie; breast pumps and pacis – so thought it would be a good fit for me.  She was right!  It has been a life changer for me.  I really want to thank her for that first e-mail!
Do you have a background in acting/writing? 
Yes.  I have been performing and writing in some capacity since I was 8 years old, when I played the role of Hildegard Hamcocker, a toothless, singing, town flirt in the school play.  When I heard my brother, who never laughs at anything, laugh at something I said on stage, I was hooked.  I love the theater.  Honestly, I cannot imagine my life without it.  I’m still singing but luckily I still have my teeth.
What creative projects are you up to? 
I’m doing a lot of work on my blog, www.lullabiesformommy.com.  I really love this outlet and want to get more active on my site.  I’ve been doing it for 4 years but am still very much a beginning blogger.  Stacie Burrows and I are having a blast writing songs for our next I’m Not From Here installment.  We have so much fun creating together it’s ridiculous.  She really is my comedy soul mate and I cannot imagine my life without her.  She also has (energetic) 2 boys and is my mommy mentor!  We are both Southern too and we like our cowboy boots and mason jars – I’m will be forever grateful to ExMo for introducing me to one of my best friends.  I also love to create and write with Lindsay for her Fix the Toaster Blog.  Her passion for road safety is contagious and I am so happy to be a part of her movement.  I’m a contributor on Felicity Huffman’s WhattheFlicka.com as well. My goal for this next year is to write more!  
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This is a benefit of my day job at the Geffen Playhouse. Who doesn’t love this guy?
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My boys and Stacie’s boys enjoying a feast during a camping trip we took together last summer!
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These are my superheroes!
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Another benefit of my day job. I was the assistant to the Producer of this Oscar show. He’s one of my faves!  Super fun!