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Why Should You Audition?

by taya on February 3, 2015

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We could tell you a million reasons why we think you should audition, but instead, I’ll let a few members of the 2014 Baltimore tell you, in their own words. We asked them to describe their experience with the first ever Listen To Your Mother Baltimore show and here’s what they said.

Dana said:

I auditioned after deciding I had nothing to lose and so much to gain. To add my voice to the voices of so many other amazing women was humbling and empowering. LTYM was an adventure, and certainly one of the most awesome things I have ever done.  You can watch Dana’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Carla wrote:

I learned early on that women, mothers have stories, and as long as we’ve been hearing them, there’s always the one that’s been left untold and stands ready to be heard. So many stories told by my fellow alums resonated. Each held a snapshot of my life at any given moment. What I loved about the experience was how connected we all were simply because of our gender and the very idea of being a mother and/or having been mothered or being motherless. There was such a range of emotion that as much as you laughed one minute, you were tearful the next. I saw these women only three times, but they are my sisters for life. Join the experience.  You can watch Carla’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Janice told us:

I was so nervous to audition, but taking the plunge was one of the best decisions I ever made. Being part of LTYM was empowering, thrilling, amazing, inspiring, and fun! Truly one of the greatest experiences of my life. You can watch Janice’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Peggy said:

I felt very nervous and out of place because I was not a mother. I wondered if anybody would really understand what my life was about and would there be any justice in doing this. I’m happy I told my story.  You can watch Peggy’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Lenae expressed:

Like everyone else, I was nervous about the entire experience: speaking in front of others (so many others!), bonding with the rest of the cast, simply making it to the podium from my seat without wiping out. Facing down each of those things straightened my spine a bit in a way I don’t think will ever reverse. The biggest gift for me, though, was hearing from people after they’d watched my performance: Our producers promised us that our story would mean something to someone in the audience, but to actually be told, “Hey, your piece really touched me” was a blessing and a clarion call–Our stories have power and they are worth sharing. You can watch Lenae’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Keisha wrote:

I was so nervous to try something I’d never done before. I’m glad I did it because I made new friends and I obtained some new courage! Never be too hard on yourself! Go for it!!!!  You can watch Keisha’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Mariya shared:

I found auditioning and performing in LTYM to be empowering. It helped me own my story and create something meaningful out of a difficult part of my life. You can watch Mariya’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

Jen said:

Being a part of the show was one of the most terrifying and empowering experiences of my life! It was nerve wracking to open up and be vulnerable to an audience, but the pride and sense of accomplishment I got from facing one of my biggest fears (public speaking) made me feel like I was on top of the world. You can watch Jen’s video HERE or click her name at the beginning for a cast spotlight from last season.

To watch all the videos from the 2014 LTYM Baltimore show, click HERE.  We have more auditions on February 21, 22 and 28.  We’d love to have you come and share you story with us.  If you’re interested, here’s the info you need:

  • Auditions will be held by appointment only on the following dates:  2/21, 2/22, and 2/28.  Please email us at ltymbaltimore@gmail.com or call us at 410-775-6721 to setup your appointment.
  • Prepare an original piece that is approximately 5 minutes in length (please time yourself – 3 minimum and 7 maximum)
    • Things previously published are permissible as long as author retains full rights and has express permission to read the work for the event.
    • Bring (3) printed copies of the piece you plan to read to your audition.
    • Commit to
      • 1) attending two rehearsals 3/14/15 and 4/18/15 at a location in the Greater Baltimore metro area for a FULL cast rehearsal
      • 2) staying in contact with the LTYM Production team via phone, email and/or Facebook
      • 4) attendance at the 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show Baltimore which will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4pm (your presence will be required from 2p-7p

And for those who just can’t wait another second, click HERE to purchase your tickets!!

We can’t wait to meet you!!

TDJandAJ

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Baltimore, Share Your Story With Us!!

by taya on January 6, 2015

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Baltimore, Please Tell Us Your Story!

We want to hear YOUR voice!  Yes, YOU!!

Afraid you have nothing to say?  We don’t believe you!!

Worried that no one cares?   We do!!

Nervous to get on stage?  We’ll help you!!

We are so very excited to bring “Listen to Your Mother” back to Baltimore and we can’t wait to hear everything that you have to say.  And don’t forget, if you’re not near Baltimore, there are 38 other shows. Click here to find one closer to you.

Motherhood comes in many forms, with a variety of names and descriptors –  mother, mama, grandma, auntie, godmother, church mother and big sister.  We want it all!!   Every story, every laugh, every testimony, every struggle, every smile and every tear. 

Great childhoods, traumatic adolescence, turbulent teenage years, humorous birth stories, harrowing coming of age tales, reflections on adoption, infertility, the birth of multiples, home schooling, children with development disorders, etc.  We want it all!!!  All ages, ethnicities and genders are welcome.  You need not BE a mother to speak on what motherhood means to you.  We want to see anyone who has  SOMETHING to say.   Writers,  bloggers and students are as welcome as those whose most recent writings are a tattered grocery list.  You need not BE a writer to tell us a great story.

Our team felt strongly that Baltimore needed a voice and boy oh boy did your neighbors bring the stories in 2014.  We want to see and hear more stories that help weave the tale of this “complicated” town.  Do you live, work, volunteer, attend church or school in the greater Baltimore area?  Calling everyone with a voice from Essex to Towson, Canton to Charles Village, Pigtown to Woodlawn, Parkville to Mount Vernon, Waverly to Dundalk, Pikesville to Federal Hill, Aberdeen to Randallstown, Brooklyn Park to Fells Point.

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We have arranged auditions across the greater Baltimore metro area in hopes on hearing from YOU!  We will be in Cockeysville, Catonsville, Roland Park, White Marsh and Brooklyn Park.  We are all over the metropolitan area, rolling out the red carpet, hoping that you will trust us with your stories!!

Here are the nuts and bolts regarding auditions:

  • Auditions will be held by appointment only on the following dates: 1/31, 2/1, 2/21, 2/22, and 2/28.  Please call us at 410-775-6721 or email us at ltymbaltimore@gmail.com to setup your appointment.
  • Prepare an original piece that is approximately 5 minutes in length (please time yourself)
    • Things previously published are permissible as long as author retains full rights and has express permission to read the work for the event.
    • Bring (3) printed copies of the piece you plan to read to your audition.
    • Commit to
      • 1) attending two rehearsals 3/14/15 and 4/18/15 at a location in the Greater Baltimore metro area for a FULL cast rehearsal
      • 2) staying in contact with the LTYM Production team via phone, email and/or Facebook
      • 4) attendance at the 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show Baltimore which will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4pm (your presence will be required from 2p-7p)

Don’t believe you can do it?  I wasn’t sure I could do it either, but click here to watch my video from the 2013 LTYM Washington, DC show.  You can view the entire 2014 Baltimore show by clicking here and you can also view the videos from the other terrific cities for bit of inspiration right here.

The Listen To Your Mother experience is unlike anything else I’ve ever been a part of and I’m so overjoyed to be involved for another year.  If you are anywhere near the greater Baltimore area, we hope that you will consider auditioning or attending the show.  Tickets will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Soooo……did it work?  :)  Too little??  Too much??  Come on Baltimore, won’t you please come out and tell us your stories?

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Listen To Your Mother Baltimore Returns for the 2015 Season

November 18, 2014

Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd, we’re back!!!  Hey there everyone!!!  We are super excited to celebrate the 2015 season of Listen To Your Mother!!  It’s our biggest season ever.  Check out this story on the national page HERE.  If by chance you don’t have time to read a paragraphs, click HERE to watch the fabulous video that encompasses the essence of LTYM. We will be in 39 cities this season, so I encourage you to find the closest city to you. Arlene and I are so very delighted to bring Listen To Your Mother back to Baltimore for a 2nd year.  Feel free to go ahead to mark your calendars with the details below.  Detailed information about auditions will be announced in January.     And this year, I’m super excited to finally be able to share that I’ll be joining the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER‘s National Leadership Team as the new Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Mentor!!!  […]

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 5, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Baltimore show on our YouTube channel. Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA. by

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Thank You Baltimore!

May 7, 2014

The inaugural Listen To Your Mother Baltimore show took place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and it was a success.  A smashing success!! I don’t yet have all the words to describe all the feelings that have hit us since last Saturday.   Arlene and I must give heartfelt thanks to our cast. They shared their truth with us at auditions, opened themselves again during rehearsal and then bravely stood in front of a packed auditorium to give of themselves again.  We are so honored that we got to know these 16 women. To all that attended our show, you warmed our hearts.  We mounted a Herculean task in a city where many nay-sayers said we couldn’t make it happen.  But, 600+ people proved those detractors wrong.  Gratitude to our amazing sponsors, Everclear Video Productions, Bodyguard Plus, Inc, Photography by Jenni, DJ Miss Tiff Entertainment, The Laffin Afro, and the Stoop Storytelling Series.  Thank […]

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