Today was the first rehearsal of a show in which I’m especially proud to play a role. It’s called “Expressing Motherhood,” and I share a stage with 13 amazing women who tell stories about…well, motherhood.
There are new moms, experienced moms, singing moms, a divorced mom, a mom who gave birth late in her 40s, a mom who’s due in 3 weeks, a woman who never got to be a mom and a mom who shares a story that will stop your heart.
And then there’s me. The only guy. Batting clean-up in the show with a personal story about my own mom. I hope you will come see it. We open Wednesday at the Elephant Theatre on Santa Monica. www.expressingmotherhood.com
These women speak such powerful truth: be it funny or furious, sardonic or serious. The stage is bare, but the production is epic.
And I am so fortunate to be in their presence.
It’s the same way I feel about LAFPI. This group has an energy about it that no Super Bowl locker room could ever hope to equal.
When I tell people I’m in a show about motherhood – or a proud member of LAFPI – I get a raised eyebrow or two. And I usually laugh “What can I tell you? Girls are a lot more fun than boys.” It’s true.
But it’s more than that: women can connect easier, cut through the bullshit faster and get down to business and celebrate what’s truly important in a far more spectacular fashion.
And the food? It’s always good, and it’s always plentiful. And this fella is just happy to have a seat at the table.
I’m proud to be the first male blogger. Thanks to LAFPI for letting me join your cool club, and congrats on your first anniversary!