Mom's the Word: A Journey in Meter & Centimeters
- Artist: Milbre Burch
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/26/2009
Milbre Burch uses dramatic monologues, personal stories, folk and fairy tales and original poetry to explore some of the best-kept secrets of womanhood. Originally mounted in 1999, this new edition of Mom's the Word is tempered by time, added nuance, remembered truths, and the presence of a live audience of birth practitioners, parents-to-be and 'adult children of parents.' This recording was made during a two week run of performances co-produced by Kind Crone Productions and David Novak's A Telling Experience as part of the Catalyst Series at North Carolina Stage Company in August 2007. 'In her inimitable fashion, Milbre Burch delivers a performance full of candor, wit and revelation.' David Novak, A Telling Experience. 'You tackle that most sacred of topics, Motherhood, by not only singing it's glories but also by fearlessly acknowledging and exploring the dark and down sides of motherhood. And you do so with humor and pathos in a way that is accessible to all.' Nan Murnighan, National-Louis University. An internationally known performer, Grammy nominated award-winning recording artist, acclaimed writer of modern fairytales and sought-after teacher of her craft, Milbre Burch is a storyteller in every sense of the word. A 30-year veteran of theatre, spoken word and storytelling festivals throughout the USA and in Europe, she lives with her husband and two daughters under the wide blue sky of Columbia, Missouri.