Welcome to #LTYM Boston 2016!

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by jessica on January 11, 2016

Update: New Audition Times Added!

This is my first year as a Co-Director and Co-Producer of Listen to Your Mother Boston, and I am thrilled to announce our upcoming auditions!  As a cast member in 2015, I was humbled and honored to share a stage with 12 other people and read our stories about motherhood.  I am so excited about hearing the voices and stories that will make up this year’s show!

But this post—and this show—are not about me, but are about YOU.  Your stories, your voices, and your experiences are what will make this show unique.  Do you have a story to share?  2016 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 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.
  • 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 “2016 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. The audition dates will be February 6th, 7th, and 21st at  ImprovBoston in Cambridge.
  • Submission/Audition sign up deadline is February 12th.
  • Auditions are a relaxed, respectful environment where you will read your story for only Jessica and I (the two Co-Directors and Co-Producers).  

We will have two mandatory rehearsal dates on Saturday, March 5th and Saturday, April 2nd from 9 am to 12 pm, and the show is on Saturday May 7th. Please make sure you can be in Boston on those dates.  

We’re waiting to hear from you!



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Mark Your Calendars!

by jessica on December 14, 2015

2016 Save the Date

We’re so excited to announce our official date and time for Listen To Your Mother Boston 2016. We’ve had two beautiful years at Old South Church, which was a warm and welcoming location in the middle of the city. This year we’ve decided to move into the neighborhoods and reach out into our communities to build this year’s show.

The 2016 show will take place on May 7 at 2pm, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Our new location is Hope Central Church, conveniently located off the Orange Line at Green Street Station. Like our previous venue, it’s a beautiful old New England church with a lot of history and a lot of character and we’re thrilled to have it as our new home.

Make sure you save the date. Tickets will go on sale in 2016. Auditions will be announced in January, audition dates will be in February. 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 2015 and 2014 to see what we’re looking for.

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Get Ready for Year 3!

November 19, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce that Listen To Your Mother is returning to Boston for our 3rd annual show! In 2016, men and women from all over New England will gather together in Boston to share the laughter, tears, and love that is Listen To Your Mother. As the show grows to 41 cities this year, including our first host city in Canada, Boston is thrilled to give motherhood a microphone once again. There are a few changes in our leadership, next year’s show will be co-produced and -directed by 2014 and 2015 Director Jessica Woodbury (me!) and 2015 cast member Divya Kumar. We’re excited for a new team and for the amazing experience of building a new cast. Divya’s work as a postpartum support professional and her time at home raising two children means she has a wealth of experience about being a mother and helping women find and share their truth. Her […]

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LTYM Boston 2015 is now on YouTube!

July 10, 2015

These last two months have been a long wait, but now the glorious moment is here! The videos of every reading from every city in our 2015 line up are now live on YouTube! You can re-live all your favorite moments from our show, whether it’s Divya’s raw honesty, Caroline’s well-crafted humor, or Claire’s multi-phase freak out. We promise that the stories you’ll see here are just as moving as they were back in May at the Old South Church, and we can’t wait for you to explore all fourteen Boston perspectives and share your favorites with your friends. So without further ado, here’s the Boston 2015 playlist! Grab your beverage of choice, settle in, and prepare to be taken on a journey through the unique and the universal aspects of motherhood. Jessica, Phyllis and I couldn’t be more proud to share these stories with the world. Thanks again to our phenomenal cast […]

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It’s A Wrap: Boston’s 2015 LTYM Show Recap

May 27, 2015

The beautiful Old South Church in Copley Square was home to the second year of Listen To Your Mother in Boston. The day of the show always goes by in a slightly surreal blur. There were those of us in a serene calm and some of us in a jittery nervous excitement. But we were all there because we had stories to tell, voices to be heard, and motherhood to be celebrated. Each year, I am humbled and honored for the stories that our cast members share. They are real, honest, tear jerking, hilarious, and heartfelt – all at the same time. Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone gets up in front of hundreds of people to tell them. This summer, the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel will host their stories – adding even more incredible-ness to the current stories there. We were also thankful for the alums of […]

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