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Cast Spotlight: Meagan Cotten

by meghanmatt on March 27, 2017

I am so excited for our first cast spotlight for the 2017 finale season!! Meagan came in her sweet, soft way and rocked our world with a story of love and grace and overcoming. You are going to be touched by her words on May 7, but in the meantime, here’s a little more about her.

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How did you hear about Listen to Your Mother? What made you decide to audition?

I heard about LTYM through a FB video post by Whitney Andrus, my friend:) The morning news ran a story about auditions and I thought I had a few good stories to tell—-so I signed up!

If you had to describe motherhood in three words, what would they be?

“glorious, transformative gift”

What’s your mommy super power?

Cuddling. Cuddling makes my kids’ tears go away, bellies feel better, and makes cold feet warm again (thank you, thighs).

What is something that you always tell your kids?

Well, a song. “It’s gonna be a great day, HEY HEY HEY, Jesus is our ________ today, HEY HEY HEY..” Fill in the blank with Master, Lord, King, friend, and some others. No matter how grumpy or tired they are in the mornings, if I break out this song they can’t resist singing it. Sometimes mumbling or grumbling it , their sweet little mouths always get those words out….it’s quite the ice breaker.

You’re having a dinner party. What do you serve, and why?

If I were hosting a dinner party, hands down I’m serving soup or stew or gumbo. Hot liquid-y goodness served in a bowl. I’d use fresh seasonal veggies and herbs, homemade stock, roasted garlic, and some heat (pepper heat), maybe some beans, maybe some meat. A stock pot on the stove is my canvas. I’m giving you love in bowl.

What was the best piece of advice your mother ever gave you?

Best piece of advice my mom, step-mom, ever gave me (showed me actually) was to share. Share your meals, share your time, share your abilities. Share with people.unnamed (2)


And that’s just a little bit about our lovely Meagan. Come hear from her and the rest of this incredible cast at Trademark on Third in downtown Baton Rouge on May 7. Grab your tickets now for Early Bird pricing only until March 31st. Don’t miss this show!

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Cast Announcement and Ticket Info!!!

by meghanmatt on February 24, 2017

We had record-breaking numbers for audition sign-ups for the Baton Rouge show and met some of the most beautiful people along the way. We were once again truly touched by the courage it took for these (mostly) women to show up, sit in a room of strangers and share the deepest parts of their souls. To everyone who auditioned for us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And now we get to announce the 13 folks whose pieces put together fit into the most lovely, hilarious, heart-tugging show!! For all the info on these incredible people, please click here to check out the bios page.

Sonya Kimbrell

Toiryan Milligan

April Blackburn

Angela Smith

Haley Jones

Kim Calhoun

Maggie Clarke

Joy Holden

Livy Zachary

Tere Hyfield

Blaire Bailey

Holly Rabalais

Meagan Cotton

And good news! Tickets are currently on sale for the Early Bird rate of only $15! They will go up to the regular price of $18.50 on April 1 and then $20 on show day, so go grab yours now and join us May 7 at Trademark on Third for this amazing show.

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Announcing Our 2017 Local Cause!!

January 12, 2017

Every year each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show chooses a cause and donates at least 10% of ticket proceeds to them. Since the first show in Madison in 2010, we have raised over $100,000 for charities serving women and children all over North America. Over the past two years the Baton Rouge show has been thrilled to collect close to $1500 total for previous show causes, Hope House (Trafficking Hope) and The Emerge Center. This year we are overjoyed to announce Iris Domestic Violence Center as our local show cause.  In the period between September 2015- August 2016, there were 55 domestic violence fatalities in the state of Louisiana. Baton Rouge has an invaluable resource in Iris and all of us at LTYM are so very thankful for the great work they do in our community. Iris Domestic Violence Center has been operating in south Louisiana for over thirty years. They serve a seven parish […]

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Auditions are Coming!

January 5, 2017

Auditions are now OPEN!!! Calling anyone with a story! Whether you had a mom, are a mom, know a mom, were raised by a grandma/auntie/sister/friend, wherever you come from and whoever you are, your story matters and we would love to hear it! Be part of Listen to Your Mother: the national series of live readings about motherhood in 30+ U.S. cities. Our finale season live show will take place 5.7.17 at 2pm in downtown Baton Rouge. Motherhood (in any form or experience) should be the star of your piece. It can be glorious and gutsy, hilarious or heart-wrenching, but it must be a true story written by you. Stories should be 5 minutes or less when read aloud. NO experience necessary – We welcome stories from EVERYONE. Auditions are by appointment only February 4 & 8, and you must also be able to commit to two rehearsals on March 11 & April […]

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Announcing #LTYM’s 2017 Grand Finale 33-City Line Up!

October 13, 2016

Join us this spring in 33 cities! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter (yup, 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!! by

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