Welcome to LTYM:2014, a series of live staged readings in 32 cities nationwide in celebration of Mother’s Day

2014 brings live LTYM shows to 32 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Boulder, Charleston, Chicago, DC, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Madison, Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, North Jersey, Northern Utah, NW Indiana, NYC, Oklahoma City, Plumas County, Portland, Providence, Raleigh Durham, Sacramento, San Francisco, Southeast Texas, Spokane, St. Louis, The OC, and Twin Cities. We present our live shows for the two weeks leading up to, and including Mother’s Day Sunday May 11th, 2014Click a city on this map for show info from each local LTYM site.

Watch over 500 videos from past seasons here.


What is LTYM?
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.

Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.

Do I have to be a mother to participate?
NO. Write about your mother, write about a grandparent or another person who raised you. Write about your desire or difficulties becoming a mother. Write about single-fatherhood. Whatever you write, as long as it’s your authentic story and a tribute to mothering, it should be appropriate for auditions.

Do I have to be a professional actor or writer?
Absolutely not. Everyone has a story, and LTYM wants to hear yours.  

Is LTYM an open mic?
No. Each LTYM is audition, directed, produced, and rehearsed with professional production values, creating a well-crafted and memorable theatrical experience.

How can I read in an LTYM production?
 2014 LTYM productions are slated for 32 cities across the country. Auditions will take place in Jan-March 2014. Check your local city site for details (click “local shows” on top navigation bar)

LTYM Salon is a scaled-down, informal, “unplugged” version of LTYM. Creative Alliance, a gathering of highly-motivated online women hosted the first Mom Salon in Ojai, CA in 2010 (and again in 2012), and BlogHer co-hosted an Open Mic Salon at BlogHer’11 in San Diego, in 2012 in New York City, and Chicago in 2013.

Can I host an LTYM production in my area?
If you have interest in hosting an LTYM Mother’s Day production for 2015, email National Director Ann Imig, listentoyourmothershow@gmail.com

I’m from a company interested in sponsoring LTYM National. Who do I contact? Please email deb@platformunlimited

What are LTYM’s causes?
10% of all LTYM ticket proceeds benefit non-profit charitable organizations. Click the “causes” under the “about” tab to learn more.