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 staged community shows celebrating 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 about five minutes long spoken aloud, 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?
LTYM: 2017 cities will be announced this fall. Auditions will take place in Jan-March 2017.

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,  Chicago in 2013, San Jose in 2014, New York City in 2015, and Los Angeles in 2016. 

Can I host an LTYM production in my area?
We are no longer accepting new cities for LTYM and are excited to celebrate our Grand Finale season in 2017.

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. Many cities also fund-raise day of show. To date LTYM has raised over $114, 000 for local nonprofit causes supporting women and families in need. Click the “causes” under the “about” tab to learn more.