Welcome Taya Dunn Johnson, Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Mentor, to LTYM’s National Leadership Team!

Tanya-Dunn-JohnsonTaya has experienced Listen To Your Mother in a couple of capacities, beginning with her participation as a cast member in 2013 for the Washington, DC show. In 2014, Taya co-produced and co-directed LTYM Baltimore with Arlene Jackson, and is looking forward to the 2015 season.

Taya joins our national leadership team (Ann Imig: National Director, Stephanie Precourt: Online Content Manager/Returning Cities Mentor, Deb Rox: Business Strategist, Melisa Wells: New Cities Mentor), helping us increase LTYM’s capacity as a platform for storytelling that more truly reflects the diversity of our communities, so that LTYM shows may serve as an instrument for deepening understanding and fostering unity.

Listen To Your Mother is a phenomenal opportunity born from the heart of Ann Imig and I'm thrilled to have played a part over the last 2 years. I'm excited about the 2015 season and the future of LTYM. As we embark on this road together, I promise to openly, honestly and respectfully discuss the relationship between diversity and inclusion as it relates to the future of LTYM. I don't profess to be an University scholar on the subject, however I feel that I possess and bring a unique perspective and skill set to the topic. -- Taya Dunn Johnson

I love working with Taya! From her very honest and moving reading in DC about raising her Black son as a young widow in America, to the beautiful show she created with Arlene in Baltimore, to our conversations about LTYM’s mission-in -action that led to the creation of this position–LTYM is incredibly fortunate to add Taya to our national leadership team. Our entire organization–national leadership, local directors/producers, cast members, and audiences alike– stands to benefit from having her savvy eyes focused directly on diversity and inclusion. — Ann Imig

Learn more about Taya, and read the full announcement here.