That’s a wrap on auditions and now to casting.

by stephanies on February 11, 2014



For the third year in a row I had the honor of sitting along side Kate and listening to woman after woman (no men this year!) tell their stories of motherhood. We laughed, we gasped and oh yeah, we cried a time or two. Or three. There’s really no way to accurately convey to those who audition how we carry their stories with us. Even now Kate and I wonder about some people who auditioned the first year. ┬áDuring the auditions I always tell people that if they’re not cast it truly isn’t because we didn’t like their piece. And for the third year this is one hundred percent true. We only have so many spots, but how I wish I had 30, 40 spaces available!

Putting together the show for me is a very stressful experience, a good one, but a stressful one. I want to cast everyone but I’ve found that the show begins to form itself after a while. Some pieces just gravitate towards others and reading them individually is beautiful but together? Together they become something else entirely. They become a show. I arrange and rearrange the papers until I think it’s perfect. And even then I still think of those I am leaving behind.

All of these stories deserve to be told. Whether they are cast or not has no bearing on their beauty, humor, or importance.

As for me I am going to take a quick break to pick up my son from preschool and do all the necessary motherhood stuff. Like feed him and such. Then back to casting. We promised everyone the cast would be set on Februrary 15th and we won’t dissapoint.

One thing I can tell you is that this years DC Listen To Your Mother is going to be AWESOME.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it will be better than CATS. Promise.

Robbie February 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I cannot wait!!!

Kizz February 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Congratulations on getting to the next step!

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