A Mother's Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs. Photography by Tom Libertiny

Betty Riggs | Dreamer

Betty Riggs is a dreamer.  Thankfully.  I was fortunate to meet her and

Betty Riggs

Betty Riggs, writer & director of A Mother’s Heart

her friend Lillian Washington earlier this year (2016) as they were in the process of putting together their production team for Betty’s gospel play A Mother’s Heart.

Her play is about redemption.

And it all makes sense because Betty was also saved.  If you ask her, she might even share with you how.

Today she spends her days working at a hospital helping people survive cancer.

She spent months and years developing the concept and script as well the millions of details required to bring her live performance to life.  It’s truly challenging to keep the big picture in mind while simultaneously working with a large team of people and juggling all the business related issues that come up daily.  All the while working to help every person who she meets in the hospital to survive cancer.  Inspiring.

A Mother's Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs. Photography by Tom Libertiny

A Mother’s Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs.  Produced by Lillian Washington.  Photography by Tom Libertiny

During one glorious evening in August, she saw all of her hard work come to life in the form of a live performance of her play at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan.   Once again, Betty had made it through a huge challenge with grace.

Betty Riggs is a dreamer.  The world needs more people like her.  And I’m thankful to have worked with her.

A Mother's Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs. Photography by Tom Libertiny

A Mother’s Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs.  Produced by Lillian Washington. Photography by Tom Libertiny

In addition to Betty, Lillian, the cast and musicians|  Thank you to the many people who helped behind-the-scenes to make this production possible.

Brian Dambacher| Scenic Designer.  Mario Raymond| Master Electrician.  Jaidaa Phoenix, Tanai Kuykendall, Madia Johnson| Hair and MUA team.  Jessie Miller, Brad Raymond and their team at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.  George Larkins at Signal Video.  Barb Silber at Fantasee Lighting.  Matt Williams at BMI.

 

A Mother's Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs. Photography by Tom Libertiny

A Mother’s Heart, written & directed by Betty Riggs.  Produced by Lillian Washignton. Photography by Tom Libertiny