Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Listen To Your Mother Show Comes to Milwaukee!

Niki Darlin' from our 2013 LTYM cast

The Listen To Your Mother Show is coming to Milwaukee for its 2nd annual show!

The year 2014 brings 32 cities to Listen To Your Mother nationwide in a celebration of Mother’s Day. Milwaukee auditions are now open for our April 27, 2014 show at Alverno College’s Wehr Hall. We invite you to submit your piece for LTYM/Milwaukee as we seek the poignant, the bittersweet, the funny, the visceral, the timeless, all the real moments that make up what the word mothering means to you.

You don’t have to be a mother, you just need to bring your 5-minute original story, on the theme of motherhood.

Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee seeks a diverse group of readers for our collective live presentation. We are looking for people of all ages, gender, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Whether you are a mother or aren’t, we encourage you to share your story, by appointment only  (details below) and present your original 5-minute piece.

*Auditions will be held at the Bay Shore Center Community Room at Bay Shore Mall, from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, on Saturday, February 22, or from 9:00AM to 7PM on Sunday, February 23.

To audition, here’s what you need to know:
  1. Auditions are by appointment only (see details below). Time slots available are as listed above at Bayshore Center Community Room 5800 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, Wisc.
  2. Please arrive ready to read, with three copies of a 3 to 5 minute prepared original work, on an aspect of motherhood.
  3. Take a deep breath and tell yourself, yours is a story that needs to be heard.
To schedule an audition, or if you have questions or comments, please email ltymmil (at) gmail (dot) com or call 414-939-LTYM (5896).

--Want to know more about the type of  material we’re looking for?  See what a LTYM show is like on our LTYM youtube channel. We have over 500 videos for viewing on our Listen To Your Mother Youtube channel.
--If you’re talking yourself out of doing this because you’ve never done it before, read this encouraging post by LTYM-Spokane Producer/Director Stacey: A word on stage fright and storytelling. (Check back here often for show updates and cast announcements.)

We can’t wait to hear your amazing words, so come, speak your story OUT LOUD. Listen To Your Mother Shows, changing lives, building communities, and giving motherhood a stage. Don’t miss this chance to be part of something powerful.

We hope to hear from you!

Questions?? Leave them in the comments.

*For LTYM updates remember to like us on Facebook and follow @LTYMshow on Twitter. You may also want to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.

Thank you for helping LTYM Give Motherhood A Microphone!

Jennifer Gaskell  and Alexandra Rosas ~ Listen To Your Mother/Milwaukee

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  1. nice....hope the auditions go well...
    if only i was a mother you know...smiles.

    1. Brian, you don't need to be a mother!! You just need to be an original 5 minute piece on mothering. And we LOVE POETRY!!

  2. I loved participating and speaking at the 2013 show. Can't wait to hear the stories in April! Let me know if you or Jenny need help with flyers or anything, really.

    1. Lindsay, we would LOVE your help in spreading the word!!!! And get some to audition!

  3. I am auditioning for the first time this year. (Not in Milwaukee, of course. Out here in California.)

    I'm scared but also thrilled.
    Decent ingredients for a life experience, no?

    Good luck with your show.
    I know it will be brilliant.

  4. Thank you so much, Julie. GOOD LUCK. Just auditioning and reading your work in front of someone is a thrill.

  5. I am on the fence about auditioning but I will definitely be there, either way, in April. #3 is my favorite piece of advice.



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