4th Annual LTYM: Madison Call For Auditions!

by Becky on January 31, 2013

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou


I love this quote from Maya Angelou because it’s the basis of Listen To Your Mother. There is such power in sharing your story and that starts with an LTYM audition, regardless of the casting outcome. Everyone has a story. Won’t you share yours?

LTYM: Madison seeks a diverse collection of writers (amateurs, professionals, first-timers too!) to read their own words about motherhood at The Barrymore Theatre for the fourth annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production scheduled for 3:00 pm Mother’s Day, Sunday 5/12/13. The show will be recorded and shared with a global audience on LTYMShow’s YouTube Channel,  along side videos from the 23 other 2013 LTYM cities. If you haven’t attended an LTYM show, viewing the videos will give you a taste of the live experience and give you an idea of the vast array of stories LTYM seeks.

We welcome all ages, genders, ethnicities, races, abilities–any variety of writer invited to audition—NON-MOTHERS WELCOME. Bring your own original (as in written by you) humorous, poignant, or soulful words about the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested that is Motherhood! Note: Irreverent welcome, explicit not so much (think PG-13.)

We’re looking for pieces on any facet of mothering, being mothered–anything motherhood related—so long as motherhood is the star. If you’re trying to decide among several pieces–bring the one you feel most passionately about or that you enjoy reading the most. For more about what LTYM looks for, read this post on the national site.


Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and scheduled for Saturday March 2nd, 2013 (10:30am-4:30pm) at Happy Bambino.

Happy Bambino
Lake Edge Shopping Center
4116 Monona Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53716
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT send an email to Becky at BSewell23@gmail.com with the word “AUDITION” in the subject line. Please include your name and availability. Appointments will be first-come/first-serve until all slots are filled.
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!

Also 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 accepted as long as author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for the event.

Commitment includes two rehearsals TBD in March/April, and a pre-performance run-through at noon at the Barrymore on show day 5/12/13.

Last day for audition submissions is Wednesday February 27th.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER was created and is directed and produced by LTYM National Director and Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann Imig.

Take Mother’s Day beyond brunch and join our Madison community celebration of Motherhood and a national Mother’s Day Movement! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER 2013 has community-based productions scheduled for Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Eastern Iowa, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Milwaukee, NYC, Northern Utah, Northwest Arkansas, Northwest Indiana, Oklahoma City, Plumas County, Providence, Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, San Francisco, Spokane, St. Louis, Twin Cities, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington.

We cannot wait to hear your words!

Ann Imig, National Director
Becky Sewell, Associate Producer
Darcy Dederich, Stage Manager

Special thanks to Happy Bambino for sponsoring our auditions again this year!

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