We’re back!

by marif on November 16, 2015

Cue the confetti cannons! Listen To Your Mother is back in Oklahoma City for the 2016 season, friends. And we couldn’t be happier! The national site put up an announcement with the info, including a great video and the news that the show is going to be bigger than ever, in 41 cities this year… and it’s gone international with the addition of a Vancouver show!

So, what is Listen To Your Mother? It’s a national series of live readings by local writers that are all focused on motherhood. All the shows are recorded and the individual videos are posted on YouTube—where there are currently almost 1,500 of them that will give you an idea of what Listen To Your Mother is all about.


The cast of Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City, 2015

You don’t have to be a mother to participate—you don’t even have to be a woman or a professional writer! Listen To Your Mother seeks authentic, true stories with the common thread of mothers. We’ll be hosting auditions in early 2016 and will call for your entries, so you’ve got a few months to gather your words.


The cast of Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City, 2014

We are so thankful to the original roster of directors/producers here in Oklahoma City—Misti McClellan, Heather Davis and Julie Bohannon—who stepped down and left a big, heart-shaped void that we hope to fill with all the excitement and energy and love that they imbued into the show.

LTYM 2013 cast photo

The cast of Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City, 2013

Who are we? Your co-director/producers Mari and Carolyn were both members of the Oklahoma City 2013 Listen To Your Mother Cast, and we are ready to carry the tradition forward.

Get your stories ready, Oklahoma City, and watch this space for updates as we’ll post information about our venue, dates and timeline soon.

We’re so happy to be back, Oklahoma!

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Would you look at this …

by heathers on July 12, 2015


They’re here! If you missed the OKC show … or even if you were there, but want to remember a particular piece, you can now watch them whenever and wherever you want on Youtube.

The whole show can be found HERE.

Each of our readers put his and her heart and soul in the pieces and we know that you will enjoy each of them. We hope you’ll enjoy them, share them, watch them and reach out to the readers to tell them, “Meeeeeee too!”

Then, sit down and write your own story. Someone, somewhere needs to hear it.

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Thank you, OKC!

May 20, 2015

Our ticket sales have been tallied. The photo sales from show-day pics by Sheradee Hurst have been collected. And our day-of-show donations by YOU, our most supportive audience, have been added. We are overwhelmed by the show of support for our local cause. With the help of our fabulous sponsors and our most-amazing readers, Oklahoma City is so proud to report that we were able to make a donation to our local cause, Reach Out And Read Oklahoma, in the amount of $1600! LTYM: OKC 2015 rocked the state! by

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My Heart Is Full

May 1, 2015

from Misti McClellan, OKC producer/director Gorgeous photos courtesy of Sheradee Hurst Photography. All proceeds from the sell of LTYM: OKC photos will go directly to our local cause, Reach Out And Read Oklahoma As I sat in my quiet house on Sunday night, in soft pants and my LTYM hoodie, I held our showbook in my lap and flipped through the pages of each story. Reflecting upon the day, and really wishing we could buy wine on Sunday in Oklahoma, I sat and replayed the entire experience in my mind.     I went back to our final production meeting where we once again signed on together for the 2015 year and began planning for it. I thought of that email from Heather upon my engagement announcement that asked, “You’re still going to do LTYM right?” and the lightening fast reply, “OF COURSE!”   I thought about our audition day, and reflected on […]

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Pssst … Wanna Know?

April 23, 2015

Wanna know why Janis is contemplative? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Julie is looking so emotional? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Jennifer, April and Lorriana have the giggles? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Tony is concerned? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Alyssa has an all-knowing smirk? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Loralei is sweetly smiling? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Misti and Marci are deep in thought? Come to the show …   Wanna know why Joshua, Stacey, Dana and Heather are LOL’ing? Come to the show.   You can still get tickets HERE. We’ll meet ya at Will Rogers Theater on Sunday, OKC!     by

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