LTYM Atlanta Sign-Ups Are LIVE For 2017!

by jana on January 6, 2017


Sign ups for auditions will close on January 22.

Your stories are written. Your nerves are steeled. There is no stopping you now.



Miranda and I are so thrilled to be on this LTYM journey once last time, y’all. We’ve been planning and prepping and AHHHHHH-ing at one another in the middle of hammering out the details.

Our last three shows have been complete dreams come true and we are ready to show off Atlanta’s talents one last time in this Grand Finale Season of Listen To Your Mother.

But we need YOU to make it happen.

We know you have a story to tell, one that is just itching to break out and find a new life and a new audience, and we believe Listen To Your Mother is the place for it. Your story matters and we want to hear it.

If that story is a true story about motherhood and clocks in around 5 minutes or less, you might find yourself standing behind that microphone (yes, that exact one up there) this Spring.

Our show will return to The Earl Smith Strand in Marietta, GA on April 30, 2017, but before the show can go on, we need stories for our stage.

Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta auditions will be held on Saturday, February 4 and Saturday February 11. The audition location and times will be selected/assigned once sign-ups are closed or once we’ve gauged enough responses to decide the most central location to hold them.

Sign-ups are LIVE so get to it! We can’t wait to meet you and see what magic Atlanta has in store for us this season!


Don’t let the spamminess of that link fool you. We are SO, SO excited to have you on this journey with us and we’re thankful and appreciative that you’re trusting us with your stories.


Be sure to like Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and check out our 2016, 2015, and 2014 shows on YouTube. But fair warning–grab some tissues first.

To keep up with information on LTYM: Atlanta, follow us in all these places:
Jana: Jana’s Thinking PlaceTwitterFacebook
Miranda: Caffeine & CabaretTwitterFacebook

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It’s Story Time, Atlanta!

by jana on December 20, 2016

It’s Story Time, Atlanta!


In a few short months (date and location being finalized), a whole new cast will be taking the stage for Atlanta’s fourth Listen To Your Mother Show. With 32 cities across North America for 2017’s Grande Finale Season, there will be hundreds of stories being heard on and around Mother’s Day.

Why shouldn’t one of those stories be YOURS?

“But I’m not a writer.”

If you can write your story down the way you would tell it, you’re actually a writer! Not all of our cast members have been professional writers.

“I’m deathly afraid to speak in public.”

Heard that one before (me). Nobody has panicked and passed out on our stage before so I think you’ll be ok!

“I’m a guy and clearly not a mother. But I think I have a story.”

Bring it on! We love stories from guys (like Benjamin) and well, from anyone and everyone! All ages, genders, ethnicities, and all varieties of writers are invited to audition. 

“I’m not 100% sure I understand what Listen To Your Mother is.”

That’s a perfectly fine comment, my friend. LTYM is a live stage show of readings from people just like you, about motherhood. It’s funny and sad and sometimes slightly irreverent (but mostly G to PG rated) and an experience that will leave you changed as both a cast member or as an audience member. Want to see some videos? Here are the readings from 2014 and 2015 and 2016‘s Atlanta shows.

You good now?

Here’s what you need to know right now:

  • Auditions. Auditions will be held, likely sometime in late January or early February. Another post with a sign-up form will be posted as soon as those dates have been set.
  • Essays must be about motherhood and five (5) minutes or less when read aloud. Go ahead and start writing. And then edit. And then time yourself. Bring your original work – funny, sad, poignant – about the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested that is motherhood. Write about being a mother, having a mother, or even if you’re not a mother, write about not being a mother.
  • Questions? If you find yourself confused by something or just needing more information, email us at


Be sure to like Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and check out last year’s Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta show on YouTube. For the list of cities across North America where shows will be held in 2017, click HERE.

To keep up with information on LTYM: Atlanta, follow us in all these places:
Jana: Jana’s Thinking PlaceTwitterFacebook
Miranda: Caffeine and CabernetTwitterFacebook

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Announcing #LTYM’s 2017 Grand Finale Season & 4th Atlanta Show!

October 7, 2016

To watch our 2017 season video announcement click here JOIN US THIS SPRING IN 33 CITIES! Listen To Your Mother Atlanta returns our fair city, Mother’s Day 2017! How can you be a part of this epic, North American celebration of our mothers/our caretakers, and ourselves ? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter (yup, just once per month–no spam here) for updates about auditions, ticket sales for our live shows, book news, and alumni news from hundreds and hundreds of amazing creative women and men who’ve graced our stages. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. As we anticipate 2017, enjoy 2000 videos from past seasons on our LTYMShow YouTube channel. Thank you for helping us give Motherhood a Microphone, telling even more of your stories. WE CAN’T WAIT!! by

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Watch the 2016 Atlanta #LTYM show videos on YouTube!

July 18, 2016

Did you miss our Mother’s Day show at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square? Now you can watch our stories on YouTube! This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Here in Atlanta, in true #LTYM tradition, hundreds of folks gathered at Theatre in the Square to listen to a diverse group of 13 Georgians sharing their humorous, moving, and profound words. You can watch the entire 2016 Atlanta show by clicking this playlist. With heartfelt thanks and enormous gratitude to our 2016 cast and production team, and to our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16, and Luvs. And a giant thank you to our local sponsors, Zoë Barracano Photo and Layla Kelling, Arbonne Independent Consultant. *** We also invite you to experience voices from our shows all across North America featuring powerful true stories that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well […]

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And That’s A Wrap For 2016, Atlanta!

May 1, 2016

The buildup to Show Day is intense. It’s almost like Miranda and I are bottles of Coca Cola, being shaken up all week until finally, once the photographer starts snapping pictures and people start filling in the seats of the theatre, we’re able to slowly release our caps and let the fizzle and the anxiety and the excitement seep out and we can enjoy the evening for what it is. Magic. That’s what it is. Saturday night, April 23, thirteen women took the stage at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square and an audience of two hundred-or-so were walked through stories of love, loss, and laughter… and maybe even left feeling a little itchy (thanks to Tara). All the jitters were present. But we had fun. There’s always fun. After our technical run-through and professional photos (coming soon), the cast tucked backstage where we touched up makeup, had snacks, toasted to our stories and our newly […]

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