In 2010 Listen To Your Mother put forth a mission:
The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. To date LTYM local director/producers have hosted over 150 live shows in 54 cities. LTYM hosts 2000 videos from those shows on our YouTube channel, which features a wide array of powerful voices capturing all facets of contemporary parenting as well as stories about our own upbringing.
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to a local cause, as well as providing the cause awareness/fund-raising opportunities. To date Listen To Your Mother shows have raised over $100,000 for local nonprofit causes supporting women and families in need.
As we approach our 2017 season, Listen To Your Mother can say with triumph: Mission accomplished. We’ve hit our stride! And like each live LTYM show, we aim to culminate this project on a high note with a grand finale season!!
LTYM’s pride for the tremendous work of our local director/producers and storytellers overflows, and we rejoice in all the positive changes inspired by LTYM in people’s individual lives, relationships, and in collaboration with their communities.
Listen To Your Mother will not call for new cities in 2017. Rather, we task ourselves once again to reach out further and go deeper into our returning local cities; to find and include new voices with new stories to tell, as we give motherhood a microphone in celebration of Mother’s Day 2017.
Join us as we celebrate our most meaningful season yet–our grand finale–with our line-up of returning cities to be announced soon. Subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow our social accounts (search LTYMShow and #LTYM) for updates.