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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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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.

 

LTYM Baltimore Show Announce

 

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!!!  This new role, in addition to co-producing & co-directing the 2015 LTYM Baltimore show brings a huge smile to my face!  Check out the announcement about my new role over HERE.

We have tons of exciting news to share over the next 6 months, so settle in and enjoy the ride!!  In the meantime, you can follow LTYM on Twitter and Facebook!

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