What’s Your Story of Motherhood?

by kristin on December 9, 2016

Listen to Your Mother Austin - What's Your Story of Motherhood

We’re already busy planning for the final Listen to Your Mother – Austin show.

The date is set. (April 29, 2017)

The venue is reserved. (AT&T Center in Austin)

However, there can’t be a show without your wonderful stories, and we’re excited to read them all! Men, women, and children are welcome to submit their stories in in the theme of motherhood.

We don’t start taking submissions until January 2, but wanted to give you a head start on thinking about, and writing your story.  We also want to invite you to sign up to receive email updates and reminders about the LTYM Austin show. Simply click here to sign up.

If you’re just hearing about Listen to Your Mother for the first time, don’t worry – no experience is necessary and we have lots of great videos of past performances for you to watch for inspiration.

Listen to Your Mother Austin - Past Performances

Click here to see the 2016 Austin LTYM Performances.

Even though Listen to Your Mother is about “Giving Motherhood a Microphone,” you do not need to be a mother to tell your story.  Yours could be a story of being a mom, not being a mom, having a mom, losing a mom, finding a mom, being the partner of a mom, or any story that has something to do with motherhood.

Your piece should be 5 minutes when read aloud (2-3 pages.) and don’t worry, you do not need to memorize your piece (whew!)

If you have submitted and/or auditioned before, PLEASE don’t give up. Some of our cast members (including me) have tried out for the third time when it was the perfect fit. You have great stories and we want to read them.

And if you know someone who has a story of motherhood that needs to be told, please share this post with them and encourage them to submit their story.

Remember to sign up for updates specific to the Austin show here AND sign up for the LTYM National monthly newsletter here. (They will each contain different information and each is sent only once a month.)

Happy Holidays & we look forward to reading your stories in January!

Kristin & Susanne

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We are so excited to bring to you the final season of Listen To Your Mother in Austin and across North America! The Austin show will wrap up with seven years of beautiful, hilarious, tear-jerking, amazing stories from women and men from the Austin area on Saturday, April 29 at 3 PM CST. We’re thrilled to be finishing our run at the place where it all started: the AT&T Executive Education and Conference center.

LTYM Austin 2016

Photo credit: Casey Chapman Ross Photography

How can you be a part of this epic celebration of our mothers/our caretakers, and ourselves ?

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter (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!

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Listen to Your Mother 2016 Videos are LIVE!

July 17, 2016

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. Kristin and I, along with LTYM directors and producers across the country, are thrilled to invite you to experience our extraordinary season featuring powerful voices that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well as stories about our own upbringing) including very timely personal narratives given the recent events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Shaker Heights, and Dallas. On the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel we feature a variety of playlists by topic, and for 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families. You can listen to each and every story from the 2016 season. To watch the stories as they appeared live on stage, click on a city playlist below: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Boulder, Burbank, Charleston, Chicago, DC, Evansville, Kansas City, La Crosse, Lehigh Valley, Lincoln, Little Rock, Madison, Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, North Jersey, Northern Utah, NYC, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh Durham, Rochester, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Southeast […]

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