Women from around the country are sharing their trials, tribulations and joy in a production titled “Expressing Motherhood.”
The show is celebrating its fifth year having sold out previously in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The idea for the show was conceived by Lindsay Kavet, of Los Angeles, director and producer, and Jessica Cribbs, of Burbank, who is the producer.
Mothers have submitted essays or poems, and if selected they perform them for an audience. The shows are being presented over two weekends at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood.
To build a cast for the first show in 2008, the duo sought mothers by posting a listing on the website nowcasting.com that actors use when looking for work, said Cribbs, a stay-at-home mom who has three children, ages 5 years, 3 years and 8 months.
But producers haven’t needed to do that for subsequent years, she added, because the show has generated interest just through word of mouth.