Time To Write!

by Tracey on December 29, 2014

Motherhood has power.

The power to change a heart, the power to change the world.

If you’ve felt the strength behind Motherhood’s power, you know the influence it wields.

You have that same influence! Through your daily actions and choices, you too can change the world, one person at a time.

We want to share your influence and give your voice a larger reach on the stage of the Athenaeum Theatre in May. Your voice and story may be the one that reshapes someone’s perspective of life when our 2015 show is added to the LTYM YouTube channel.

We will begin accepting submissions to consider for auditions for the 2015 Chicago Listen To Your Mother Show on January 9th, which means that NOW is the time to begin writing or editing your submission!

Every year, we hear of the doubt that exists in the hearts of those who want to be on the LTYM stage. Every year, someone approaches me and says that they meant to send something in, but didn’t think their story was “good enough.” Please believe me when I say this: Your voice IS worthy and your words ARE good enough. This is not a show for professional speakers/authors (though we welcome all levels of experience). LTYM is about Motherhood and Motherhood is for EVERYONE. 

So write, practice, hope, and believe that your story, your influence, your perspective is what we are looking for and submit!!!


Please read these instructions thoroughly before submitting:

1. Each piece must fall between 3-5 minutes when read aloud. This is approximately 2 pages, but will vary widely depending on content and speaking style. PLEASE PRACTICE BEFORE SUBMITTING and edit appropriately to achieve the desired time.

2. The theme of your piece must fall within the topic of “motherhood.”

3. You must be the author and owner of all rights to your piece.

4. You must be available for the following dates/times:

Auditions:Feb 7th or 8th (various audition time slots available)

Rehearsal: March 14th, 12-4 pm

Rehearsal: April 19th, 12-4 pm

Show Date: May 3rd, 11-7 (approximately)

5. When submitting, include the title and your name in the subject line and email to: ltymchicago@gmail.com


Submissions are open from January 9 – January 22. Any submissions received after 12:00 midnight on the 22nd can not be considered for the 2015 show.

We will email everyone who submits with a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. Emails informing everyone of choices for auditions will go out on January 23rd.


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