Given the steady flow of “How can I bring LTYM show to my city” requests throughout the year, and considering the smash-success of our 2011 five-city national launch and 2012 ten-city expansion, one thing appears evident: LTYM wants to keep growing.
Born of the blogosphere, LTYM flourishes due to the local leadership of the multitude of creative, entrepreneurial, talented online women who seek the challenges and immeasurable rewards of bringing LTYM home to their city. LTYM believes in hyper-localism: You are the expert in knowing just how to finesse the LTYM process for your specific community audience, with the support of a cohort of other local director/producers around the nation, and facilitated by LTYM National Director Ann Imig.
LTYM seeks new cities to give Mother’s Day a Microphone across the nation next year, and the local director/producers to host them. LTYM considers a combination of the following attributes in our local directors and producers:
- Active involvement in community-building relationships both in the online space and in your city
- Readiness to embrace the often first-time challenges of directing, funding (through ticket proceeds and/or local sponsorship dollars) and producing a local live-reading event
- Dedication to supporting other LTYM cities, honoring the LTYM mission and process as established, as well as actively contributing to the LTYM 2013 process as it evolves.
- A commitment to seeking a diversity of readers and stories beyond your social scene, ethnicity, demographic, etc.
LTYM selects cities due to the strength of the director/producer applicant(s) (individuals or duos/small team-configurations depending on size and unique demands of city) and also searches for an interesting mix of cities by size, region, and demographics for our season.
Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM CST October 15, 2012. No exceptions.
LTYM cannot wait to see what 2013 holds for our audiences–both live and online via our YouTube channel– as we continue giving voice to the beauty, the beast and the barely-rested of motherhood.