Milwaukee Announces Our LTYM 4th Season!

by Alexandra on November 17, 2015

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The Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee is thrilled to announce that it is returning to our city for its FOURTH season!

The show’s producers, Rochelle Fritsch and Jennifer Gaskell, and me, are honored and excited to be able to celebrate Milwaukee and its unique voices with you. 2016 marks four years of LTYM Milwaukee helping to spotlight voices in our community that need to be shared and need to be heard. The heart of our LTYM project is to build community by getting to know our neighbor.

Nationwide, Listen To Your Mother will be hosting a total of 41 cities: 33 returning cities and 8 NEW cities with Canada making LTYM shows international. It’s pretty hard to not pull out all the exclamation marks with that one.

Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee will be announcing auditions in the start of the new year, so follow LTYM on twitter, facebook, and here on our city site. We will be announcing audition dates, our venue for our 2016 show, our amazing sponsors, so check back often.

LTYM shows take place on or around Mother’s Day, within a two week time frame. Start thinking of your story. We look for unique diverse voices that reflect the make up of our special city, Milwaukee. We know you have something poignant, bittersweet, reflective, funny, visceral, timeless and universal to tell. What we look for are the real moments that make up what “mothering” means to you.

You don’t have to be a mother, you don’t have to be a woman, you just need to feel a story inside you that needs to be heard, on the theme of motherhood.

We encourage you to share your story.

–Want to know more about the type of material we’re looking for? See what a LTYM show is like on our LTYM Youtube channel. We have over 1500 videos from past seasons on our Listen To Your Mother Youtube channel, so click here to watch.

Listen To Your Mother Shows, changing lives, building communities, and giving motherhood a stage. Don’t miss this chance to be part of something powerful.

*For LTYM updates remember to like Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and follow @LTYMshow on Twitter. For more updates, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.

Thank you, Milwaukee, for inspiring us year after year. We are thrilled to share in LTYM Milwaukee’s fourth season with you.

LTYM — Giving Motherhood A Microphone!

Rochelle Fritsch
Jennifer Gaskell
Alexandra Rosas ~ Listen To Your Mother/Milwaukee

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LTYM Milwaukee Videos Are Here!

by Alexandra on July 12, 2015

best cast everAnnouncing the date of our city’s Listen To Your Mother Show is exciting.

Putting up flyers for our show’s audition dates gives us goose bumps.

Hearing the extraordinary in the ordinary that comes walking through our doors during auditions is amazing.

The first read through when all of our cast members hear the magic of the way their pieces work together, is astounding.

On show day, you can’t tie enough sand bags to our hips to keep our feet on the ground.

But video release day? That is a whole ‘nother level of fantastic.

Video release day means we get to relive the joy of the day of our show. With the excitement of being part of LTYM, so much feels like a blur and our time on stage is over before we feel we even began. But when the videos are released, we get to experience the show once more. We can share our pieces with the ones who were not able to attend. And more than anything, we get to be part of something eternal.

Seeing our show preserved in this way will always give me shivers.

We invite you to view our 2015 Milwaukee Listen To Your Mother Show videos.

You will fall in love with every single one of our 10 fantastic cast members as they share the poetry of everyday life.

You can follow these links to view our 2015 LTYM Milwaukee presenters:

Elaine Maly reading “Condom Mom”

Anna Stone reading “Mom, Coyotes and Alzheimer’s”

Liza Cohen reading “Rabbits”

Moira Sennett reading “I Should Be So Lucky”

Katy Meyer reading “New Motherhood, New Identity?”

Nicole Smith reading “Cherish Every Moment”

Mary Steinert-Ng reading “The Sharpness of Ordinary Life”

Raina J. Johnson reading “I Said Yes”

Jack Douthitt reading “Lemon Pie”

Alexandra Rosas reading “To Love So Much”

Thank you to our cast, our sponsors, and our audience. You made our Milwaukee show the success that it was. Though we can’t wait to bring you a 2016 season, our 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee videos are a joy you can celebrate today!

See our entire Milwaukee playlist here.

With deepest gratitude,




The Milwaukee LTYM Team




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Not An Afternoon We Will Soon Forget

May 30, 2015

“The show was absolutely amazing! I laughed. I cried. I laughed while I cried. My heart broke. My heart healed. Such amazing stories of motherhood. Thank you for bringing it to Milwaukee!” This is an email that came to my inbox the day after our Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee. I read this while silently smiling to myself. The feeling in every word from this grateful audience member was one that Rochelle, Jen and I will never get over. Ever. As we stood together with our cast for our final bow on show day, we felt our pulses bounding as we gripped each others’ hands. Our show, our cast, our stories, our audience, our city — brought together by the beauty of work accomplished with the love of community. How could anyone present on show day ever forget Elaine Maly’s grand explosion of an opening to our show? Elaine’s gut-busting piece set […]

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Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee celebrated its 3rd annual LTYM show three weeks ago on Sunday, April 26th.  Our fantastic cast held our audience spell bound as they told stories of humor, faith, loss, love, triumph and recovery.  A shared love of storytelling and its power to unite us is what threads our production team together.  We cannot create this production alone; it takes a community and a network of support.  Alexandra, Rochelle and I could not continue to bring LTYM to Milwaukee without the help of our amazing local sponsors. We are blessed to have returning local sponsors each year whose support is key to producing this show.  A special thank you to Dave Didier and Orphonic Multimedia for being with us since the beginning!  We are so grateful.  SHOP, The Village Printer, and MetroParent Milwaukee Magazine are also returning local sponsors. We are so thankful for the support of these amazing […]

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