First rehearsal!

First Rehearsal for LTYM Boulder 2016!

by stephaniesprenger on March 29, 2016

To say our production team had been looking forward to last night is an understatement. Earlier this month we put together our cast after a powerful audition process, and ever since then we’ve been eagerly anticipating that magic moment (and believe me, it is magic) when the cast meets for the first time and hears one another’s stories. There’s just nothing like it.

There’s laughter (a lot of laughter), tears, and the waves of “me, too!” head-nodding around the table, just like there will be at the show, but it’s different during this first read-through. The synergy and connection that happens when a Listen To Your Mother cast gathers for the first time and witnesses the powerful words of their cast mates is something special, and we as a production team were so honored to be part of it.

We had the pleasure of watching our talented, unique cast share their stories with each other for the first time, and now we absolutely can’t wait for them to share them with YOU for the first time! You’ll hear unforgettable stories ranging from pregnancy to an empty nest, from postpartum challenges to special needs parenting, and from WWII travel adventures to the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship. We aren’t exaggerating when we say: you don’t want to miss this show. So don’t wait any longer and get your tickets now— our April 30th show is right around the corner and will be here before you know it!

See you at Unity of Boulder on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm!

Show on April 30!

I am thrilled to announce that I have auditioned and been cast in the 2016 “Listen to Your Mother” production in Boulder.

The live show will take place on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity of Boulder.

LTYM productions take place in 41 cities throughout the country! Each show features live readings by local writers.

For more information, visit:

http://listentoyourmothershow.com/boulder/2016

Hope to see you there!

Risotto!

RisottoI have always enjoyed making risotto. Adding the broth one ladle at a time, letting the rice dry out before adding more. Gradually, watching it become a creamy mass. This time I added a little of my Mom’s saffron. I found it in a packet in her kitchen cupboard when we were preparing her house for sale. Inside the packet, a thin, waxy paper lining held the rust colored spice, like a rare golden dust that I sprinkled into the broth. Mom would have enjoyed a taste of this!