Join Us 4/28/17 at The Weber Center!

Meet the cast!

LTYM collageWe weren’t sure what to expect our second year in, directing and producing a local Listen To Your Mother show in La Crosse. How would the stories compare to last year? Would we be able to find a cast as diverse and stunning in their emotional tales of motherhood? We shouldn’t have worried.

This town is full of stories.

Once again, every piece we had the privilege to hear in auditions touched us. We are beyond grateful to the brave women and men who walked into the audition room and shared their truths with us. The stories made us laugh, made us cry, made us remember good times and hard times. They inspired us.

This community inspires us.

We so wish that every single story could be shared on stage. They are all worth it. We could listen all day long. We hope that everyone who wrote a piece felt empowered by sharing their story and surrounded by support from all 30 cities across the country giving motherhood a microphone.

We believe we have curated the best of the best in our 2017 lineup and cannot wait for you to get to know our cast and hear their incredible stories about mothers, and being mothers. Without further adieu, please congratulate the 2017 Listen To Your Mother La Crosse cast! We’ll see you on stage in April!

The 2017 La Crosse Listen To Your Mother Cast!


Beth Erickson (director/producer)

Maureen Freedland

Nancy Heerens-Knudson

Sylvia Jimison

Liv Johnson

Jonathan Lamb

Amy Sanwick

Susan Schuyler

Michael Scott

Joanne Adragna Shird

Sheida Teimouri

Clare Wight

Christy Wopat


This year’s show takes place on April 28th at 7:30pm at The Weber Center.
Tickets will be available very soon, so save the date! These are stories you won’t want to miss!

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Image-1 (2)It’s the second season, and finale show, of Listen To Your Mother: La Crosse! Once again we’re joining folks around the country to give motherhood a microphone! 

Hundreds of stories. Each one personal. Sharing the good, the bad, and the barely-rested truth about motherhood.

And we want to hear your mother story! 

You don’t have to be a mother to audition. You don’t have to be a professional writer or performer. And men are welcome to audition too! 

We’re looking for your original, five minute story about some aspect of mothers and/or motherhood.

Tell us the story you know will make us laugh, or find comfort, or commiserate, or have an aha moment!

Whatever your tale is, we encourage you to share it!

Here’s what you need to know. 

Audition Dates and Times are: 

  • February 8th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 13th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 18th, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Auditions are by appointment and will take place at the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Market Street. 

Please note:

  • AUDITION PIECES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES. Please time yourself reading aloud before auditioning to make sure your piece does not exceed 5 minutes. Shorter is fine. Shorter is great!
  • Please read right from your paper and don’t memorize your piece. We read directly from the page on show day.
  • Please bring a copy of your piece that will not be returned.
  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form.
  • Previously published work is accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for the event.
  • Lastly, please note, commitment includes two rehearsals (April 12th and April 17th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm), and a pre-performance run-through TBD at the Weber Center. Show date and time are Friday, April 28th at 7:30 pm.


Get Started: 

To schedule your audition time, email us at Please write “AUDITION” in the subject line.

*Do NOT send us your story via email; they will not be read ahead. To protect the integrity of the audition process and the show, we cannot view any potential material prior to auditions.

So start writing your stories, La Crosse! We can’t wait to hear from you!

The LTYM La Crosse Production Team (Beth, Jess, and Molly)


If you’re looking for inspiration, we highly recommend the Listen to Your Mother YouTube channel where you can see lots of story examples from other city shows. Here’s a link to the 2016 La Crosse playlist!


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