Producer Shannon Noel
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National storytelling show, “Expressing Motherhood,” is coming to Louisville! The show will be at Headliners Music Hall Saturday, March 25th, 8pm, doors at 7pm. “Expressing Motherhood” is a hit, ongoing stage show that has showcased stories about motherhood onstage since 2008, and has been performed across the country – from LA to NYC, and now Louisville!
Thirteen performers will share their takes on motherhood – everything from coming out to a religious mother, getting pregnant as a teenager, choosing not to be a mother, and struggling to love an adopted child.
Several performers are regulars at Louisville’s popular Moth StorySLAM series, also at Headliners. In fact, three of the performers – Bryan Suddith, Steven Carr, and local producer Randi Skaggs – all competed in January’s Moth Grand Slam at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Mary Furlong Coomer was invited to perform at a Moth Mainstage in NYC that was later featured on the Moth Radio Hour. At the same time, many people will be on a stage for the first time, sharing profound and honest stories of motherhood. The full cast is: April Corbin, Bryan Suddith, Jennifer Ansari, Judy Skaggs, James Watson, Mary Furlong Coomer, Mary Jo Ives, Marybeth Legler, Miriam Hans, Nora Gocking, Steven Carr, Randi Skaggs, and Shannon Noel.
Lindsay Kavet is the LA-based Co-Creator/Director/Producer of “Expressing Motherhood.” Her short film “Meg” was featured in the LA Short Film Festival. She has written for Fix the Toaster, What The Flicka, She Buys Cars, Mom.Me, The Friendship Dialogues, and MomsLA. She’s brought “Expressing Motherhood” to LA and several other California cities, NYC, South Dakota, Washington state, Boston, and now Louisville.
Shannon Noel, Local Producer, grew up in Louisville, graduating from duPont Manual / Youth Performing Arts High School and the University of Kentucky. Eventually she moved to LA and studied the Meisner technique, sketch comedy, stand up, and improv while working at the Geffen Playhouse. Shannon got cast in the hit stage show, “Expressing Motherhood,” where she met her comedy partner, Stacie Burrows. Together they created the musical group Mommy Tonk, who now tour nationally. Shannon has performed at Second City LA, IO West, The Moth, M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater, Flappers Comedy Club, The Laughing Derby, The Comedy Store, Zanies Nashville, the New Movement Austin, and Laugh Boston.
Randi Skaggs, Local Producer, is frequent Moth story-slammer, has been in the Moth Grand Slam four times, and won in 2013. She performed at the Moth Ball in New York City, where Louis C.K. headlined, and has been featured on the Moth Podcast and website. She also had the honor of performing in “Expressing Motherhood” in NYC way back when she was a brand-new mom, and has had her stories featured on “Kentucky Homefront.” She has written memoirs, monologues, poetry; wrote and produced plays off-Broadway; and keeps a blog called Bluegrass Momma. Her work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, as well as Kveller, Teaching Tolerance, and the Parents for Social Justice blog. She teaches middle school language arts at Farnsley Middle School in JCPS.
Saturday, March 25 @ 8:00pm
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206