Auditions for our 2017 show!

by Divya on January 5, 2017

2017 is Listen To Your Mother’s final year, and we are gearing up for our best show ever!  Rachel, Abra, and I are so excited to hear the voices and stories that will make up this year’s show– your stories, your voices, and your experiences are what will make this show unique.

Do you have a story to share?  2017 is your year to tell your story about motherhood.

Here are some suggestions for your story submission:

  • Your story should be 3-5 minutes long. We suggest that you write your piece, read it aloud, time yourself, and edit it if necessary.
  • Your story should center around motherhood. You don’t have to be a mother to write about motherhood, but motherhood must be the theme of your essay.
  • Your story must be original and yours.  It’s YOUR story that we want to hear. Our experiences with motherhood are different, and part of what makes our show so amazing is the richness and diversity of stories and voices represented.
  • Watch and listen to some of the past stories from the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. They are fantastic. If you are looking for Boston’s inaugural cast, you can go here.  Our 2016 show is here.
  • When submitting your story, please attach the written piece as a Word document AND paste it in the body of the email. All submissions should be emailed tolistentoyourmotherboston@gmail.com.  In the subject line of the email, please include “2017 LTYM Boston Submission” along with the title of your piece and your name.
  • Once you have submitted your story via email, please sign up for an audition slot here.  Our audition dates are
    • Saturday, January 28th at Mama & Me in Jamaica Plain
    • Saturday, February 11th at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain
    • Sunday, February 12th at Mama & Me in Jamaica Plain
  • The deadline for submissions/audition sign up is February 6th.
  • Auditions are a relaxed, respectful environment where you will read your story for only Abra, Rachel, and me (the Co-Directors and Co-Producers of the show).

We will have two mandatory rehearsal dates on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, April 9th from 9 am to 12 pm, and the show is on Saturday, May 13th. Please make sure you can be in Boston on those dates.  

We’re waiting to hear from you!

— Divya

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Save the Date: Listen to Your Mother Boston 2017

by Divya on December 12, 2016

We’re so excited to announce our official date and time for Listen To Your Mother Boston 2017. Now, more than ever, we need to gather and share the stories that empower us, the stories that make us laugh and make us cry. We look forward to coming together in 2017 to share some amazing stories about motherhood with you.

The 2017 show will take place on May 13th at 2pm, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. We are returning to the beautiful Hope Central Church, conveniently located off the Orange Line at Green Street Station. We loved being there last year and are excited to share this beautiful neighborhood space with you.

Make sure you save the date. Tickets will go on sale in 2017. Auditions will be announced near the end of the year. If you’d like to audition this year, it’s not too early to get to work on your piece! Be sure to check out our videos from 2016 and 2015 to see what we’re looking for.

–Rachel

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Get ready for Boston’s fourth and final year!

October 6, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Listen To Your Mother is returning to Boston for a fourth and final year.  2017 will be the final year of Listen To Your Mother shows, and Boston is thrilled to be one of the 33 participating cities.  We had a fantastic show in 2016 and can’t wait to return to the stage next spring to give motherhood a microphone one last time. This year brings a change to our show’s leadership as we say goodbye and a huge thank you to Jessica Woodbury for three years of her amazing vision and dedication to this project.  I (Divya) co-directed and produced the 2016 show with Jessica and am sad to see her move on to the next chapter in her life– and also thrilled about the opportunities that will surely come her way!  I will be this year’s show’s Director and Producer, and I am so thrilled to bring […]

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The videos from our show are online!

July 26, 2016

The videos from our May 7th show are online!  There are many wonderful things about Listen To Your Mother, and one of them is that all stories from all shows are available for viewing online.  We had many friends, loved ones, and family members who could not attend our show in person and asked if there was a way to view the show online, and here it is: It’s been a few months since I heard these amazing women read their stories live in front of a packed house, and it was a thrill to click on each one and hear their voices and words again.  Thanks for watching and listening, and thank you all for your support of LTYM Boston 2016! –Divya by

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We did it!

June 5, 2016

Four weeks ago, on a cold, dreary, rainy, un-spring like Saturday in May, a group of seriously kick*ss women got on a make-shift, intimate stage in a church in Jamaica Plain and performed Boston’s third annual Listen To Your Mother show.  Even though Jessica and I had heard everyone’s stories several times before show day, hearing them again in front of an audience as part of the show we had hoped to create for months was so much more powerful and amazing than we had anticipated. Oh, what energy that morning when we gathered in the church!  We were a little nervous, but mostly so excited and thrilled to stand up together and share our stories.  I have fond memories of sitting around laughing as we set up the stage and all of our equipment.  Here’s our fabulous videographer, Austin! Our cast and their stories represented a wide range of what motherhood can be. […]

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