Pull up a chair. Don’t worry about what you’re wearing or how your hair looks or if your voice is a little hoarse from all of the dry air surrounding a typical Michigan winter.
We want to hear your stories, and we’re thrilled to announce cast auditions for the 2015 cast of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit. You have about a month before auditions begin, and we’ll be writing more about how to translate your pieces “from page to stage” — as our fabulous founder, Ann Imig once wrote.
But remember, at its heart, LTYM is a storytelling show. We want to hear your stories; whether yours is raw or polished, heart-wrenching or gut-busting, our ears are open.
Important audition information
LTYM Metro Detroit is having three audition opportunities this year:
Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
620 Romeo Road, Rochester, MI 48307
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Java Hutt Cafe
Ferndale Plaza Shopping Center, 165 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
Saturday, February 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Great Lakes Coffee
3965 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Listen to Your Mother is about storytelling — finding the threads that connect us in a vibrant tapestry of unique experiences. Those stories, your stories, are a part of our communities, but there’s another facet to the Listen to Your Mother Show that deepens and enriches our involvement in each of our 39 cities.
A portion of the Listen to Your Mother Show ticket sales in each city are donated to a cause that provides support to the women and children in the community. This year, the LTYM Metro Detroit team is absolutely thrilled to partner with Cass Community Social Services.
Faith Fowler, the founder of Cass Community Social Services, is an author who truly values people’s stories. She strives to help the people of Detroit find ways to build positivity and hope into their stories without losing their authentic connection with the community.
Cass Community Social Services is a fabulous fit because of how important they are to rebuilding Detroit and empowering people. This year, we’re focusing our donations on a housing program called Mom’s Place, “a two year program for women with children who also have a HUD defining disability and identify as homeless.”
In the months leading up to the second Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit Show, we’ll share more about Faith Fowler and the ways in which Cass Community Social Services help Detroit — and share ways you can help support Ms. Fowler’s efforts. Organizations like hers thrive through the generosity of others. Financial support isn’t the only way to help — volunteer time and exposure are important measures of support as well.
LTYM Metro Detroit appreciates the work done by Cass Community Social Services, and we’re proud to support the organization this year. For one example of the amazing things the organization is doing in Detroit, please take two minutes to watch how hope can be found anywhere you look — even in something discarded by others.
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