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Meet Lora Ackermann: The South Bay Cast

Lora Ackermann will be a part of Expressing Motherhood’s first ever South Bay cast January 23rd and 24th at 7:30PM.



Lora hails from the West Coast(Oregon-Washington-So-Cal) she is a heart trainer, blogger, writer, artist, mistake-make, habit-breaker and builder, teacher, finder of love in all things, friend, single mom, imperfections, self-professed comedian and  human cheerleader.

In her spare time, she combines her Master’s in the Art of Teaching, 25 years in the field of education, art background, and 17 years of leadership-development training to help organizations great and small learn how to communicate, innovate, and improve team-dynamics through the use of humor and toys.

In her spare, spare time, she also leads women’s art-inspired journey sessions. She is most passionate about her children, friends, family, and, well, people in general, as they never cease to amaze her in their talents and capacities. She is honored to be a part of this beautiful Expressing Motherhood show. Join her Hero Readership on colormesmiling.weebly.com or contact her at colormesmiling@gmail.com to share your hero stories or for any other reason.

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.

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.


Submissions Accepted this Fall

Submissions will be accepted next week for one day only for the upcoming Chicago show.

Submissions will be accepted on September 7th for the Chicago show. Please send all submissions to Chicago Local Producer Colleen O’Neill. She can be reached at chicago(at)expressingmotherhood.com


Submissions for Des Moines, Iowa will be accepted October 19th. Please email all submissions to Local Producer Ashlen at desmoines(at)expressingmotherhood.com.


Lastly, submissions will be accepted for The South Bay, headed up by Local Producer Brandy. Please email her your submission on November 2nd. Her email is thesouthbay(at)expressingmotherhood.com


Expressing Motherhood is Heading to The South Bay

Expressing Motherhood is headed to the South Bay for the very first time in January of 2016!

Submissions will be accepted November 2nd. Please send your submissions to thesouthbay(at)expressing motherhood.com.

There will be two shows held on January 23rd and 24th at 7:30PM and the rehearsals will be held on January 21st and 22nd, from 4PM – 8PM..

Brandy Johnston will be the Local Producer. Brandy emailed me about bringing the show to her area and it’s been wonderful working with her. She’s found a great space at the The Women’s Club of Redondo Beach, 400 South Broadway.


Brandy W. Johnston is the CEO of House Of Johnston.  As CEO for the past 6 years, she has created an impressive portfolio as chef, educator, chauffer, housekeeper, costume designer, co-disciplinarian, personal shopper, hair stylist, events coordinator, life mentor, lullaby expert and occasional trash-taker-outer. Johnston also works as a philanthropist with countless non-profit organizations by volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, room parent, PTA volunteer, nutrition docent and stage mom.  She works tirelessly, with help from her CFO, Jason Johnston, to bring out the humor and fun in this fast paced and sometimes stressful industry.  She boasts that this will be the most important job of her entire career and when her tenure is complete, she hopes to deliver to society a responsible, compassionate and driven young adult named, Hailey.

Prior to her CEO position, she was a supervising producer and producer in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA.  Most recently, she worked for Buster creating and developing promos, commercials, network rebrands and motion graphics for television.  She produced / co-produced 7 feature length, micro-budget films during her time as a freelance producer.  Johnston got her career start as a project manager for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.

Brandy has been a fan of Expressing Motherhood for years and she is excited to add producer and co-director of Expressing Motherhood – South Bay to her portfolio.