Listen To Your Mother

Listen To Your Mother
Event on 2015-05-03 00:00:00



Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.

Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to local causes. The second annual Charleston show will benefit Family Corps, a nonprofit organization dedicated to healing, protecting, and strengthening families in South Carolina.

What started as a single show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 has grown into a coast-to-coast phenomenon, with 39 cities participating in 2015 and an anthology, “Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now” from Putnam Books that will land in bookstores on April 7, 2015.The Cast

ERICA ALCOX was born and raised in Charleston. Mommyhood issued in Charlotte and matured in Atlanta. The youngest of 7 and mother of 1. Holder of awards and honors but a fan of simple things like kindness, love, movies, travel, and a great basket of fried stuff. Erica is a former public school educator with a Masters in School Administration. She left the classroom to educate youth throughout the region with her nonprofit Generation YEP—a curriculum that she wrote that addresses their concerns, as well as holds them accountable to high expectations of achievement in academics, citizenship and entrepreneurship. She’s also the CEO/Founder of Geechie Gurl and owner/operator of The Charleston Crunch Co.  

PHILICIA BAUGH has been a mother for exactly half of her life this year! Teen mom turned AWESOME MOM, she is the Owner and Chief Communications Strategist of The Baugh Agency, LLC where she works creatively to give nonprofit organizations a voice. A graduate of Springfield College and Troy University, she is currently pursuing her PhD in Education at Liberty University. When she is not marketing, participating in board meetings, or studying, she is BOSS MOM to three amazing children: Isaiah (17), CEO of Urban Gents Charleston, Jaiden (11) Published Author, and Lanzs (7) her baby “Boo”. She loves her twice rescued Retriever (Lucky), Italian cuisine, yoga, sweet wines, everything vintage, anything retro, and forehead kisses! 65% of her daily tasks are done while talking to her mom on the phone.  

KATE BERRIO is a 35-year-old mother of two little boys, wife of one man, and manager of many things. Kate has lived in various parts of the world working with women and children from all backgrounds– and is convinced more than ever that we’re all more alike than we know. She currently works full time at a major tech company as a program manager in education, is an avid runner and sometime yogi. She is a passionate truth teller and you can follow along on some of her adventures at


KAREN MAE BLACK is an erstwhile filmmaker who works in education communications, and dabbles in true storytelling and writing. Recent performances include iO West’s TRUE STORY! (Los Angeles), A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer (Antioch University Los Angeles), and the Reckoning with Torture monologue project spearheaded by SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. She is an award-winning participant and former city producer (Los Angeles) of the 48 Hour Film Project. Her work has screened at the Indie Grits Film Festival, the New England Film and Video Festival, and Karen’s roots grow from Pittsburgh, northeastern Ohio, Myrtle Beach, and Boston, but she is proud to call Charleston her home now. She is the mother of Howard, a quirky, 12-pound Chihuahua.  

KATHRYN (KAYTEE) CASEY is a local journalist who also dabbles Public Relations consulting.  When Kathryn is not at work she is reading great literature and playing with her two dogs.  Kathryn enjoys horseback riding, yoga, and being nagged by her Mother (with whom she lives) on a daily basis.  

REGGIE DAVIS has worked in EMS for 30 years, serving the citizens and visitors to the Lowcountry. In his youth, his first career choice was to be a famous performing artist, but he says he had one little problem: NO TALENT. Today, he’s the proud father of not one, but two amazing prodigies. His son, Violinist Daniel D. is an Internet superstar, and his daughter, Guitarist-Song-Writer Faith Lyn sings her own unique style of “Soul-Folk” music. Reggie says he was not born to be a gifted musical artist, but predestined to be a fallen soul, saved by grace, for the purpose of helping those whose dreams have become nightmares.


ERIN DUDLEY is oldest of four children and considers her siblings her greatest gift. She was lucky enough to marry a chef, and once a week they invite their entire family over for “Sunday Suppers.” He cooks, she pours wine, they pick up the guitar and have sing-a-longs. Erin’s two stepchildren keep her on her toes and collectively they all have a slight obsession with their weenie dog.  In her professional life, she plans large-scale events. In her personal life, she writes about suicide prevention. Combining the two, Erin hopes to make a difference in this world. You can connect with her on Twitter @erinfdudley.




BETSY is an Army brat, but after graduating from Clemson University in 2005, she decided to make Charleston home. She did a two year stint in Denver for grad school, but is happy to be back working for the REACH Program at College of Charleston. Outside of work you can see her on stage at Theater 99. Betsy is thrilled to be a part of LTYM and couldn’t be happier to share the stage with her own mother.

KRIS is an Army wife and mother of three adult children.  She enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents!  She is also a candidate for a Doctorate in Education, Global Training and Development.  In her spare time, Kris works part-time, very part-time, in the education department on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.  She is delighted to be a cast member of LTYM and appearing on stage, yet again, with her daughter Betsy.  

DEDE BISHOP KENNEDY is a New York Italian raised in the south! Dede is a Mount Pleasant native and still resides there.  Dede is married to Sean Kennedy and has two gorgeous little boys, Noah and Jack.  Dede works as a Teacher Assistant at Harbour Montessori School on Isle of Palms, SC and enjoys working with children. She’s also a hostess at High Thyme Cuisine. Dede loves the Lord, loves to find humor in life, and loves to spend time with her family.  Dede pursued stand-up comedy in Charleston a few years ago, and has spoken for women’s groups with the goal of bringing encouragement, joy and laughter!  

AMY MACIARIELLO was born, raised, left and returned to Charleston! She is madly in love with her four kids, her husband, her family, and Folly Beach.  When she is not serving as the COO at Pattison’s Academy, driving a carriage at Middleton Place, or shuttling the kiddos to all of their activities, she enjoys decorating cakes, journaling, hanging with her hubby, and doing pretty much anything outdoors.  Although most think of her as a “by-the-books numbers-girl,” she is a free-thinking artist at heart.  She believes everything happens for a reason and wouldn’t change a thing about her life thus far.  It is what has brought her to where she is, and where she is feels pretty awesome!  


CLAIRE RHOADS is a winsome San Francisco city gal who met a southern country boy and fell in love. Upon marriage, she was persuaded to go bi-coastal and found herself a screened-in porch posthaste. She gravitated to the performing arts early in life, going on to major in Vocal Performance, but she took a detour to apply her creativity and communication skills to the corporate world as a marketing management consultant. Claire is thrilled to be back on a stage, and her husband is equally happy to have the shower/recording studio back for a while. Often found on conference calls while changing a diaper, she happily juggles many personas including her most precious—daughter of The King (God, not Elvis), wife, and mother to an adorable and mischievous chin-dimpled toddler boy.  


TANYA ROBINSON is a mom, photographer, writer, and life explorer. ​She loves romantic comedies, subtle sarcastic dry humor, and reruns of ​W​​​ill and ​G​race. ​She is naturally an introvert so it is very easy for her to chill at home with a book, her Playstation 3 controller, or her laptop at any given moment—on some days she is masterful at multitasking between the three at the same time. Tanya loves life. ​E​very single moment builds upon the next, and the next. ​I​t is with this energy that ​she gets to share a message of love ​and connection with her creativity.​  Connect with Tanya at

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