Sioux Falls, SD
A unique kind of performance is coming to Sioux Falls this year, and you could be a part of it.
Expressing Motherhood was started by a woman who lived in the area and is now bringing her show to South Dakota.
Most people can relate to either having a mother figure or being a mother themselves. With that in mind, former Sioux Falls resident, Lindsay Kavet, started a show seven years ago that has taken off.
"I started it with my good friend here in Los Angeles. We were both and still are stay-at-home moms. And one day, I called her and said, 'What if we did some kind of variety show?' And we kept brainstorming and eventually we came up with the idea for Expressing Motherhood," Kavet said.
The premise of the show is to allow people to express their connection to motherhood through music, skits or any spoken word. Kavet lived in South Dakota as a child, and reached out to an old friend to expand the show to Sioux Falls.
"She has produced the show in LA, New York, Boston, Chicago. And has started looking at other places to bring Expressing Motherhood to. So with the connection to Sioux Falls, and our friendship, she reached out and I was so excited to take it on," Megan Pederson, Sioux Falls "Expressing Motherhood" producer, said.
Even though the show is about motherhood, both ladies say it's an experience anyone can appreciate.
"There's something when you go to the theatre and you're asked to turn off your phones and just listen. It's really a whole different dimension of storytelling and it's quite powerful," Kavet said.
"It's a range of feelings and emotion. So you are going to be laughing at some point because there are hilarious stories about being mothered or mothering. And then there's some heart breaking ones. That again, you're going to be terribly sad or maybe hopeful. It can totally be a range. And what's exciting is it depends on who submits and the combination of those people on stage," Pederson said.
The shows will be October 15 and 16 in the Belbas Theatre at the Washington Pavilion.
Submissions must be sent on June 1 to SiouxFalls@ExpressingMotherhood.com.
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