You gotta hear this ...

These snot-stuffed sniffle rags speak volumes. 


You may already know that Listen To Your Mother is a national phenomenon, spanning 39 cities in 2015 and boasting a brand spanking new book coming out (next week!).

You may also already know that last month my friend/director/and Laura to my Mary, Carisa Miller, and I hosted local auditions for the 2nd annual Portland Listen To Your Mother Show coming to The Alberta Rose Theatre this May 7th (get yer tickets here).

And to add to your impressive and ever-growing knowledge of Listen To Your Mother, you may have even read about how Carisa and I agonized through the massive stack of stories of hearts humbled and kimonos opened, of the raw, the vulnerable, the relatable, the irrefutable honesty of motherhood, to impossibly whittle them down to a small stack that we could stitch together into a show to present to you this May.

But what you don't know yet, dear friends, are the stories themselves.

The 2015 cast of the Portland Listen To Your Mother Show gathered over the weekend for our first rehearsal. The first rehearsal is the grand unveiling, where cast and crew meet collectively like a highly anticipated blind date, printed stories initially clutched protectively to chests, and then bravely forked over and presented to one another. It's when the quilt gets stitched together. No longer separate stories, they fuse into one breathlessly beautiful experience. And by the time rehearsal wraps, I've known these storytellers across lifetimes, no Tardis required, just a tissue box and an ever-expanding universe of what it means to be, to know, or to have a mother.

It's time to listen. Are you ready?

Get your tickets here. And soon! We expect a sold out show.
10% of all ticket sales goes to support the critically important work of The Portland Women's Crisis Line. 

PORTLAND'S 2015 CAST, TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: NOELLE GUEST, MICHELLE BORUM, KATHRYN LEEHANE, CARISA MILLER MIDDLE: SUSAN DOMAGALSKI-FLEMING, KYLIE MENAGH-JOHNSON, MARY MANDEVILLE, KELLI MARTINELLI LOWER: MICHELLE PORTER, CHRISTI KRUG, GYPSY MARTIN, SUSAN MOSHOFSKY NOT PICTURED: NICOLE RARDIN

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