The stories behind our stories #PicturedNotPictured #LTYM

by Ann on December 13, 2016

In preparation for our 2017 season, we’ve asked our local directors and producers to pick a favorite photo and tell us what’s not pictured–the story behind the story if you will. We’ll share these #PicturedNotPictured micro stories over the coming months to give you behind-the-scenes glance of the Listen To Your Mother experience. Feel free to play along with your own #LTYM #PicturedNotPictured moments.


Telling my story of motherhood at the LTYM event last year prepared the way for new meaning in my life.  I had given up on creativity, my youth had fled.  Chasing acting work down had become pure drudgery and seldom successful. I settled into retirement numb to joy and self-expression. The response to sharing my story surprised me. Many people told me they were touched by it.  Someone in the audience expressed an interest in an expansion of it.  The spark was ignited and I’ve been writing and telling my story ever since.  Life is good and I have LTYM to thank for new beginnings!

–LTYM: Burbank storyteller, Patricia Lee Willson



Time to start writing! LTYM audition season is just around the corner. Think about your own story of motherhood (being a mom, not being a mom, finding a mom, losing a mom–all iterations on the theme) and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates!


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