Let’s hear your stories, Madison! Call for 2015 auditions!!

by takeylabenton on January 8, 2015

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LTYM: Madison Announces Auditions for our 6th annual Mother’s Day Listen to Your Mother show!

Our mothers shape our lives from the day we are born. For some of us, we become mothers ourselves, and receive the power, grace and courage to begin the stories that will shape our own kids’ lives. We laugh, cry, fight, hug, and try to slow down time (or speed it up, depending on the day). As mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, we hold on to the moments that stick to our sides and live on in those powerful stories we retell. Where does your motherhood story begin? Share it with us!

LTYM: Madison welcomes your stories and invites you to audition and share your original soulful, insightful, humorous or heartwarming story about motherhood in all its forms.

You don’t have to be a mother to audition, you don’t have to be a writer or a performer.

LTYM welcomes everyone with a story to tell to our auditions; people of every ability, age, gender, ethnicity and race, so long as you bring along that powerful story with motherhood at the center.

We are excited to hold two separate auditions this year, both by appointment only

Sunday afternoon February 8th 1:00 -4:00 PM at

Happy Bambino located at

4116 Monona Drive

Madison, Wisconsin 53716


Thursday evening February 12 6:00-8:00 PM at

The Century House located at

3029 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53705

To audition please contact Takeyla Benton via email, keyla20002000@yahoo.com with the word “AUDITION” in the subject line or send her a message via Facebook Messenger.

Please include your name, contact information 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!

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

Please note, commitment includes two rehearsals, TBD in March/April, and a pre-performance run-through at noon at the Barrymore on show day. Last day to request an audition is Thursday, February 5th.

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

Our annual LTYM show is scheduled to be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th 2015 at the fabulous Barrymore Theatre. The show will be recorded and shared with a global audience on the LTYM Show’s YouTubeChannel along with the 38 other cities who will be celebrating Listen to Your Mother.

And if you’re not sure you’re ready to share your story this year, be sure to attend the show for inspiration and make this years Mother’s Day memorable.

Extra special thanks to Happy Bambino and The Century House for providing us audition space!

Help us shape this year’s LTYM: Madison show. We can’t wait to hear your motherhood story!

Ann Imig, National Director

Darcy Dederich, Stage Manager

Takeyla Benton, Associate Producer

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LTYM Madison 2014 curtain call by 2nd Street Photography

LTYM Madison 2014 curtain call by 2nd Street Photography

takeylabenton January 21, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Madison auditions are going fast, especially our Thursday evening time slots. Hurry and book your audition time today!!!!

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