Saturday, January 10, 2015

Milwaukee, Come Tell Us Your Story! Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Wants You!

2015 is starting fast and furious for Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee.

We’ve got lots to tell you, but we’ll begin with the exciting news that LTYM Milwaukee has issued an open call for auditions for its 3rd annual show! More details to come, but save the date, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 p.m. for our show at Alverno College Wehr Hall.
Audition dates are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayshore Mall Community Room. Please contact us for your time slot, we won’t be able to accommodate anyone without a scheduled appointment time.
Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is looking for stories from anyone who has a story to tell, as long as motherhood is the focus of the piece. Your submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud, and original. We welcome submissions from everyone, not just moms. Did you get that? You do not have to be a mother to read for Listen To Your Mother.
To get an idea of the pieces that work with a Listen To Your Mother Show, please view our LTYM youtube channel. There, you’ll find essays, poetry, prose on the heavy and the light on the theme of motherhood. As Ann Imig, creator and national director perfectly puts it, “LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood in celebration of Mother’s Day.” Your story does not have to be about your mother, or about you being a mother – the tale you tell should be one that shares what motherhood means to you, in whatever form that is, or was, for you.

You don’t need to have stage or public speaking experience.

You do not need to be a professional writer.

You just need to have a story that is yours to tell.

If you need to find some inspiration in preparing your submission, here’s what we look for when reviewing a piece:
  • Make sure Motherhood is the star focus of your piece.
  • It must be a true story, yours, and original. No fiction.
  • Your piece should not be longer than 5 minutes when read aloud.
  • Poetry is welcome.
  • Pieces should not be memorized. Work is read from your pages on stage, so please don’t memorize.
  • Watch the LTYM youtube channel for ideas on what works for LTYM shows.
  • ATTEND A SHOW. There are 39 shows nationwide. Seeing a show makes you part of the experience and may inspire a story in you!
Make 2015 the year you take on those dreams. Be courageous, push the nervous to the side, and write your story!
Reserve your audition slot online via VolunteerSpot or by calling our LTYM number 414- 939-LTYM (5896).
We can’t wait to meet you and hear your story! And if you know of anyone perfect for this amazing opportunity, please share this information with them.
In the meantime, be sure to follow LTYM Milwaukee for updates on our 2015 season show, our local cause announcement, cast announcements, our wonderful sponsors, and details on our beautiful venue!
*Listen To Your Mother Shows feature original readings by local authors. They take place in celebration of Mother's Day, across 39 cities -- so look here for a show near you. Whether behind the stage, behind the mike, or in the audience, LTYM shows will leave you feeling like no other show! Come see what we're talking about when we tell you, everyone has a story -- mother or not. 


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