Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's Happening!

I got an email that said "it's happening!"  And guys, it's happening and I am so excited.  I've had a few secret meetings, hopeful emails and even my first Google video hangout to plan/dream about/discuss what I can finally share....

I am co-producing/directing a live show called Listen To Your Mother (LTYM). (This needs to be read in an Oprah-like announcement voice.  So you know more like "a live show called Liiisteennnnn To Your Mooooootheeerrrrrr!!!!!" with arms outstretched to the sky.)

Have you heard about LTYM?  It was created by Ann Imig and is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day. Each production is directed, produced and performed by local communities, for local communities.

Watch this to learn more.

LTYM is a massively cool movement to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression and also financially through contributions to nonprofit organizations supporting families in need.

The shows are described as "giving motherhood a microphone."  Um, they had me at microphone.

I've been secretly meeting with two amazing women/mothers/writers  where we worked hard to bring the show to Metro Detroit.  These  women and new friends of mine are Angela Amman and Jessica Watson. We are beyond excited and proud to be joining this year's 32-city LTYM season.  We will be working together over the next few months to put on quite a show in May 2014. 

I will be sharing details about everything from exact times and dates, tickets, sponsorships, auditions and more.  
Stay tuned Metro Detroit, it's going to be wonderful and beautiful and empowering and reaffirming.  In the meantime make sure you follow LTYM on Twitter and me too.  And LTYM and me on Facebook.

More about what it all is about:

And if you need a reminder on how to exactly do the Oprah announcement/introduction voice, here you go:

And then of course there's Tina Fey/Liz Lemon doing the Oprah announcement/introduction voice:


  1. How adorable are you?? Welcome to the LTYM family!

  2. I'm so THRILLED FOR YOU! ( said in the best sing-songy Liz Lemon/Oprah voice)

  3. Awesome news! You will do great! Can't wait to watch!