South King area businesses along with Des Moines resident and past columnist for the Waterland Blog, Joy Steele, are proud to sponsor and produce the Seattle performance of ‘Listen To Your Mother. ‘
Joy, along with her Co-Director/Co-Producer Jennifer Scharf, have gathered local area writers, bloggers, and storytellers who will be sharing the stage on Saturday, May 9th for a one day event in celebration of mothers, mothering and motherhood.
Several rounds of auditions were held in the Greenlake and Des Moines communities to create a unique show that will provide its audience with so many “Me too” moments.
“A huge draw for this show,” Steele said, “is that it examines and celebrates all the imperfections of motherhood; from wonderful to weird…written and read by a unique and locally selected cast.”
Created in 2010 by national director Ann Imig, ‘Listen To Your Mother’ has grown from a single performance in Madison, WI, to a 39 city grassroots phenomenon. The project is half live-stage event and half social media project, with each city donating a portion of their ticket proceeds to a non-profit serving within its respective area. To date, ‘Listen To Your Mother’ has raised over $50,000 for family focused charities. The non-profit selected for the 2015 Seattle show is, Wellspring Family Services, which offers family support and assistance throughout greater King County.
‘Listen To Your Mother’ – Seattle is on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Bloedell Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
Joy and Jennifer would like to thank local sponsors: