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:
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