Announcing 2017 LTYM Boulder Auditions!

by stephaniesprenger on January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! It is our pleasure to announce Boulder’s Listen To Your Mother Show 2017 Auditions!

The LTYM Boulder show this year will take place on Saturday, April 29th, and although spring feels SO far away during these bitter first weeks of January, it will be here before you know it, and we are eager to hear your stories this year.

For those of you who think there is no way that YOU have a story to share, we want to remind you: If you have a mother, know a mother, or are a mother, you have a story to tell about motherhood. This is not a show for professional speakers/writers (though we welcome all levels of experience). LTYM is about Motherhood and Motherhood is for EVERYONE. Your story may be the one that touches someone in the audience who needed to hear it. Your story is unique. Your story is needed.

Auditions will be in Boulder/Louisville by appointment only:

Thursday, February 23rd: 5:30pm-8:30 pm
Saturday February 25th: 10am-4pm
Monday, February 27th: 5:30pm-8:30 pm

To schedule an audition, email  ltymboulder (at) gmail (dot) com. Please write AUDITION in the subject line.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Your piece should not exceed 5 minutes. This is approximately 600-800 words, but will vary widely depending on content and speaking style. PLEASE PRACTICE BEFORE AUDITIONING, time yourself, and edit appropriately to achieve the desired time.
  • The central theme of the story must be motherhood. We always aim for a diverse mix of stories—we look for funny essays, poignant essays, and everything in between. We welcome all stories of motherhood from all people.
  • You DO NOT have to be a mother (or even a woman!) to audition.
  • You do not have to have your piece memorized. In fact, we prefer it if you do not, as this the show is a series of live readings (not performances).
  • You do not have to consider yourself a writer or have experience as a stage performer.
  • We recommend you check out videos of past shows, including Boulder’s 2013-2016 shows, which you may find here.
  • For more FAQ, read this.
  • If you are selected you must be present at rehearsals which will be in Boulder
    • 6pm-9 pm Monday March 20
    • 6:30pm-9 pm Monday April 17
  • AND on the day of the show, Saturday April 29th at Unity of Boulder, beginning at 4:00 pm. The shows is at 7pm.
  • Previously published work may be accepted as long as you have full rights to read it at this event.

Questions? Ask away! Leave them in the comments section below or email them to us at ltymboulder (at) gmail (dot) com. We can’t wait to hear your stories, and we’re so excited for our 2017 Listen To Your Mother Boulder show!

Kayo on stage Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

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Start Writing, 2017 Boulder Auditions Are Coming Soon!

by stephaniesprenger on December 12, 2016

Are you as excited as we are about the 2017 Listen To Your Mother Boulder show? In case you missed it, this year’s show will take place on Saturday, April 29th at Unity of Boulder. You can find more details here.

We will be announcing 2017 audition details at the beginning of January, so stay tuned for specific dates, times, and locations, and instructions for how to sign up for an audition spot. For now, you can start preparing for auditions to take place during the last two weeks of February. 

And how to start preparing? Well, get writing! We cannot wait to hear your stories. Yes, yours! You know you have one. Remember, you do NOT need to be a professional writer, speaker, or performer to audition. You don’t need to be a mother, or even a woman! If you have a mother, know a mother, or are a mother, you have a story to tell about motherhood.

Not sure exactly where to begin? We recommend you check out videos of past shows, including Boulder’s 2013-2016 shows, which you may find here. If you want more information, you can read our FAQs.

Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Leave them in the comments section or email them to us at ltymboulder (at) gmail (dot) com. We are eager to hear your words at auditions in February, and can’t wait to see you at our 2017 show on Saturday, April 29th at Unity of Boulder. Tickets will go on sale in 2017!

Wishing you a peaceful and harmonious December,

Stephanie & Ellen

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Save the Date for Listen To Your Mother Boulder 2017!

November 17, 2016

We are so excited to be bringing Listen To Your Mother back to Boulder for its fifth year– our Grand Finale Season! Get ready to mark your calendars, because we have a date and location for our 2017 show! We are back at Unity of Boulder again this year, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Save the Date! Saturday, April 29th 7:00 pm Unity of Boulder 2855 Folsom, Boulder, CO (On the corner of Folsom & Valmont.) Tickets will go on sale later this winter; we’ll let you know as soon as they’re available. Auditions will be announced soon, so stay tuned for full details by the end of December. We are planning to hold auditions sometime during the end of January/early February. Stay connected and don’t miss any important news by following Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the monthly newsletter. We hope to see you at the show this […]

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The videos are here! The videos are here! Did you miss our April 30th show at Unity of Boulder? Now you can watch our stories on YouTube! This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada. ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography This past April, a fantastic group of women shared their humorous, moving, and profound words with a packed house at Unity of Boulder. You can watch the 2016 Boulder show by clicking this playlist.   We had a fantastic group of local sponsors this year, and we want to thank and acknowledge them one more time here: the Joy Collective, the Organic Dish, Memories to Digital, Missy J’s Oh Yes You Candy, ABC Gym for Kids, JJ Wells Clothing, Mountain Kids Gymnastics, Bundle Cloth Diaper Service and Baby Shop, […]

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