Join Us at Alverno’s Wehr Theatre on 4.26.15 at 3PM!

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Announcing Our Charity Partner!

by rochellefritsch on January 20, 2015

Babies: we love them.
Strong, healthy babies: the world needs them. Today’s strong, healthy baby could be the tomorrow’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient, or teacher that encourages the next great American author, or – who knows – the next President.

That’s why Jen, Alexandra and I are excited to announce that this year’s Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee will benefit Strong Baby, a campaign of United Way Greater Milwaukee & Washington County.

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Strong Baby is focused on improving conditions that lead to poor birth outcomes and infant mortality. The campaign is of particular benefit to communities of color, where premature births and infant mortality rates are higher. Strong Baby raises awareness about what it takes to raise a strong baby and gets the community involved while doing so. This past November, the campaign held a community casting call for the “Next Strong Baby.”

By engaging the community in a positive way and celebrating healthy births and healthy babies, Strong Baby is also working to improve the environment into which they are born. That environment includes expectant moms, who the campaign encourages to access proper prenatal care, smoking cessation resources and strategies for reducing stress.

Thank you, United Way Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County for allowing Listen to Your Mother Show Milwaukee to partner and support the work you’re doing to build a stronger future through Strong Baby.

Jen, Alexandra and Rochelle

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LTYM script2015 is starting fast and furious for Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee.

We’ve got lots to tell you, but we’ll begin with the exciting news that LTYM Milwaukee has issued an open call for auditions for its 3rd annual show! More details to come, but save the date, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 p.m. for our show at Alverno College Wehr Hall.

Audition dates are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayshore Mall Community Room. Please contact us for your time slot, we won’t be able to accommodate anyone without a scheduled appointment time.

Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is looking for stories from anyone who has a story to tell, as long as motherhood is the focus of the piece. Your submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud, and original. We welcome submissions from everyone, not just moms. Did you get that? You do not have to be a mother to read for Listen To Your Mother.

To get an idea of the pieces that work with a Listen To Your Mother Show, please view our LTYM youtube channel. There, you’ll find essays, poetry, prose on the heavy and the light on the theme of motherhood. As Ann Imig, creator and national director perfectly puts it, “LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood in celebration of Mother’s Day.” Your story does not have to be about your mother, or about you being a mother – the tale you tell should be one that shares what motherhood means to you.

You don’t need to have stage or public speaking experience.

You do not need to be a professional writer.

You just need to have a story that is yours to tell.

If you need help finding some inspiration with your submission, here’s what we look for when reviewing a piece:

  • Make sure Motherhood is the star focus of your piece.
  • It must be a true story, yours, and original. No fiction.
  • Your piece should not be longer than 5 minutes when read aloud.
  • Poetry is welcome.
  • Pieces should not be memorized. Work is read from your pages on stage, so please don’t memorize.
  • Watch the LTYM youtube channel for ideas on what works for LTYM shows.
  • ATTEND A SHOW. There are 39 shows nationwide. Seeing a show makes you part of the experience and may inspire a story in you!

Make 2015 the year of living brave. Take on those dreams, be courageous, push the nervous to the side, and write your story!

Reserve your audition slot online via VolunteerSpot or by calling our LTYM number 414- 939-LTYM (5896).

We can’t wait to meet you! And if you know of anyone perfect for this amazing opportunity, please share this information with them.

In the meantime, be sure to follow LTYM Milwaukee for updates on our 2015 season show, our local cause announcement, cast announcements, our wonderful sponsors, and details on our beautiful venue!

Jen, Rochelle, and Alexandra

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Behind the Scenes of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee

December 4, 2014

The members of the LTYM Milwaukee production team all have one thing in common. Each of us has had the amazing opportunity to be audience and cast member of a Listen To Your Mother Show, and the experience of hearing and sharing stories on the realm of motherhood is the driving force behind each of our commitments to LTYM Milwaukee. Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is entering its third season, and Jennifer Gaskell and I have been part of this event since our inaugural show. This year, Jen and I are excited to introduce Rochelle Fritsch, a 2013 LTYM Milwaukee cast member, as the newest member of our production team. Inviting Rochelle to be part of LTYM Milwaukee felt like a natural step for us. Rochelle says it best, “I’ve always been a square peg; and by the time I auditioned for Milwaukee’s first LTYM Show, I was comfortable with that square peg […]

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Announcing LTYM Milwaukee’s Third Season!

November 19, 2014

Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is excited to be back for its third season! Since our first show in 2013, we’ve shared 25 stories with our local community, and we are thrilled when we think about the stories we’ll be sharing in 2015! You can watch Ann Imig, the founder and national director of LTYM, officially kick off our 2015 season with 29 returning cities and 10 new cities here. Jennifer Gaskell and I are returning as the producers and directors of LTYM Milwaukee, and we have a fantastic announcement. Something that speaks to the power of Listen To Your Mother shows. We have added a third member to LTYM Milwaukee. From our original cast of Milwaukee’s inaugural show, we joyfully introduce Rochelle Fritsch as part of our production team. I remember being in the Madison show five years ago. The experience of sharing my truth before an audience was something I wanted […]

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 5, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Milwaukee show on our YouTube channel. Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA. by

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