Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is now open for auditions for its 4th annual Listen To Your Mother Show!
Our venue is once more the beautiful Pitman Theatre located on Alverno College Campus, and our show date is Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Audition dates are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, February 27 at Bayshore Mall Community Room. Please contact us for your time slot by emailing ltymmil at gmail dot com. We will not be able to accommodate anyone without a scheduled appointment time.
If you’re wondering what to audition with, Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is looking for a 5-minute in length, original and non-fiction piece of what motherhood means to you. We don’t look for tributes or “eulogies” but something that represents the diverse and expanse of motherhood – as long as motherhood is the focus of the piece. We welcome submissions from everyone, and you don’t have to be a mother to audition.
Did you get that? You do not have to be a mother to read for Listen To Your Mother.
For 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.”
To be considered for a Listen To Your Mother Show, it’s not required that you be a parent, a woman, or bring us a story about your mother. What we hope you share with us is what motherhood means to 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.
Here’s what Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee looks for when considering a piece for our shows:
Motherhood is the star focus of your piece.
It must be a true, 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.
If you’re still not sure you’re up to audition, let us offer you some encouragement by watching the LTYM youtube channel – we want to hear your story!
Whether you decide that this is the year you’ll give life to your words or not, either way, be sure to attend a Listen To Your Mother Show. Seeing a show may inspire a story in you!
Take on those dreams, push the nerves and doubt out of your way, and come tell us your story! Reserve your audition slot online by emailing the Milwaukee LTYM production team at ltymmil at gmail dot com.
And if telling a story isn’t your thing, but you know of someone perfect for this amazing opportunity, please share this audition information with them.
In the meantime, be sure to follow us here for LTYM Milwaukee updates on our 2016 season, to include our local charity announcement, cast announcements, our wonderful sponsors, and details on our beautiful venue!
Come share your story with us, Milwaukee!
“Listen To Your Mother – a national series of original live readings shared locally on stages and globally via social media.”
Your Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Team,
Jen, Rochelle, and Alexandra
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