Early this summer, my show partner Susan and I agreed that the 2016 Listen To Your Mother:Portland show would be our last as producer and director.
The last three years have been so much wonderful. We gathered armfuls of storytellers, moments ago strangers, and shared their voices with hundreds of eager listeners, and held one another, tenderly witnessing our truths both hard and hilarious, both common and unique. We became community. And we will continue to be, in new and wonderful and not-entirely-known-yet ways.
Todaythe mother of the Listen To Your Mother movement, Ann Imig, announced the upcoming 2017 season as the stellar last for ALL live Listen To Your Mother shows. A grand finale of mother-loving goodness. This final season will include a soon-to-be-released roster of returning cities. As no new cities or production teams will be added, there will be no 2017 Portland show. We didn't know on stage in May, that our 2016 show would be Portland's last, but besides missing the chance to say good-bye and thank you in person, we wouldn't change a thing.
To Ann Imig and the entire LTYM national team, to our directors and producer sisters in local cities nationwide, to our kick-ass sponsors, photographers, videographers, and venue, to my two glorious production partners, Kelli Martinelli and Susan Fleming, and our beautiful family of storytellers: THANK YOU for the opportunity, for the support, for the magic. I had the most amazing time. Love and luck to us all. -Carisa