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Baltimore, It’s Time!

by taya on January 4, 2016

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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 for a 3rd season 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 40 other shows across the US and there’s even one in Canada.  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, step mother, bonus mother, big sister, play mom and even “dad”.  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, best auntie on the planet, mommy to a loving pet, 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 and 2015.  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 Brooklyn, Cockeysville, Catonsville, Downtown Baltimore City, and White Marsh.  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: 2/20, 2/21, 2/24, 2/27 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)
    • Things previously published are permissible as long as you retain full rights and have express permission to read the work for this event.
    • Bring (3) printed copies of the piece you plan to read to your audition.
    • Commit to
      • 1) attending two rehearsals 3/12/16 and 4/2/16 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 2016 Listen To Your Mother Show Baltimore which will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6pm (your presence will be required from 3p-8p)

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, the entire 2015 Baltimore show by clicking here, as well as 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?  :)  Did I convince you???  Too little??  Too much??

Come on Baltimore, won’t you please come out and tell us your stories?

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Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd, we’re back!!! AGAIN!! Hey there everyone!!! We are super excited to celebrate the 2016 season of Listen To Your Mother!! It’s our biggest season ever. Check out this story on the national page HERE. Clicking HERE will take you to a fabulous video that encompasses the essence of LTYM. I can’t lie – we cried when we watched it. We will be in 41 cities this season, so I encourage you to find the closest city to you.  Auditioning and telling your story may be in your future, but if not, I promise you that you won’t be disappointed by attending a local show.

Arlene and I are excited to announce that we will be bringing the Listen To Your Mother show back to Baltimore for a 3rd season!!
**cue the cheering and applause** This project has changed our lives and we are forever grateful for the amazing folks in and around Baltimore who have come to share their stories and hearts with us!

These brave souls ushered us in for our inaugral 2014 show

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And these ladies kept it going for our 2015 show

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We know that our 2016 show will continue the tradition of great storytelling that we’ve brought to Baltimore for the last 2 years.
We’ve made a comfy home for ourselves at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium, on the campus of Mercy High School and we’ll be returning there for the 2016.
Mark your calendars now! The 2016 show will be

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
6pm
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium
on the campus of Mercy High School
1300 E. Northern Parkway

In the coming weeks, we will share details about auditions, ticket sales, the well deserving charity that we will be supporting with a portion of the show proceeds and more, so settle in and enjoy the ride!! In the meantime, you can follow LTYM on Twitter and Facebook!

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The 2015 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Live!

July 20, 2015

The 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show Videos Are Live! Just a couple months ago Listen To Your Mother gave motherhood a microphone in 39 cities… over 450 stories shared in 2015.  Watch LTYM: Baltimore 2015 below! WATCH AND LISTEN to LTYM 2015 on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel or click on a playlist below: Albuquerque • Anderson • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Bangor • Baton Rouge • Boston • Boulder • Charleston • Chicago • DC • Evansville • Indianapolis • Lehigh Valley • Little Rock • Madison • Metro Detroit • Milwaukee • Nashville • North Jersey •Northern Utah • NW Indiana • Oklahoma City • Orange County • Pittsburgh• Plumas County • Portland • Providence • Raleigh-Durham • Rochester • San Francisco • Seattle •Southeast Texas • Southwest Michigan • Spokane • St. Louis • Twin Cities SO MANY THANKS go out to all our many, many amazing Local Sponsors and to our National Sponsors Luvs, and SheKnows Media #BlogHer15!! by

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That’s a Wrap Baltimore!

May 13, 2015

Our 2015 Listen To Your Mother Baltimore show wrapped on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and I still don’t have the words to express exactly what that means.  I believe in this project with all my heart and soul. In 2014 for our inaugral season, we were terrified that no-one would audition.  They did!  We were nervous that no-one would attend. We almost sold old!  Oh those stories!!  The cast from 2014 will always be our first “babies”.  This year, we prayed that we wouldn’t have the “sophomore jinx”.  Kind of like a one hit wonder? The moment we began the audition process, we know our fears were ridiculous and that our biggest challenge this year would be narrowing the cast to 13.  The 13 women who bravely wrote, auditioned, rehearsed, and told their authentic stories on Saturday, have carved out a permanent place in our hearts.  We had wondered aloud if we’d be […]

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Meet Our Charity Partner – My Sister’s Circle

May 8, 2015

  In addition to supporting creative expression, Listen To Your Mother’s mission includes supporting women and families financially through contributions to local non-profit causes. The 2014 Baltimore production team donated $1164 to the House of Ruth Maryland! This year, we’ve chose My Sister’s Circle as our charitable partner.  Founded in 2000 by Heather Harvison, My Sister’s Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for girls and young women based in Baltimore, MD.  Through long-term mentoring relationships, My Sister’s Circle exposes at-risk girls to opportunities and experiences that empower them to define success for themselves, make intentional decisions about their future, and become self-sufficient young women.  My Sister’s Circle welcomes students in the sixth grade after-school program and then pairs rising seventh graders with a one-to-one mentor who serves as a consistent presence throughout her middle and high school years and beyond. Each student has a story of transformation, a story to be told. Here are […]

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