LTYM cast photo two o sixteenThis past May,  LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee held its 4th annual LTYMshow at Alverno College’s Pitman Theatre. Our 11 storytellers came together, from once entering as strangers on a morning of auditions, to a cast whose stories could not have been more seamless had we written them together. This thread of our narrative illuminates the role of motherhood and its importance.

Every year, LTYM MKE stands back amazed at how our cast’s stories flow from one to the next. It astounds, still, after almost five years of bringing LTYM to Milwaukee. Milwaukee is 1 of 41 cities hosting a LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show, and we get chills when we think how in 41 other cities, this same magical bond happens.

We are proud to share the 2016 LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER videos, which are now live on LTYM’s YouTube channel. We’ll be sharing their individual videos this week on our FB page. We are grateful to our video sponsor local sponsor Orphonic Multimedia. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee also wishes to thank North American sponsors SheKnows BlogHer ‪#‎BlogHer16‬, Luvs, local media sponsor metroparent magazine, and local sponsor SHOP. *A portion of our ticket sales benefited The Parenting Network, a truly special organization. We were proud to partner with them.

Given the current events, the necessity of hearing each others’ stories has never been more glaring. To see people in their lives is the only way to unite through the lens of community. We are each valuable and we need to listen to one another to realize that.

We are so proud of the LTYM MKE 2016 cast, for their sharing of self, their lives, their words, and their commitment to building bridges and coming together in our community.

You can watch our LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee videos here.

Remember loving being read to as a child? You can capture that same wondrous feeling for yourself again, by listening to Listen To Your Mother stories as you walk, run, sit, drive, take a few minutes for you.

From auditions to two rehearsals to show day, because of support, love, and the belief that we each held for each other, our cast shines. That’s the power in being given the opportunity to be heard and seen.

We believe this is what the world needs.

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Milwaukee thanks you, dear LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER 2016 cast. You are amazing.


Jennifer Gaskell

Rochelle Fritsch

Alexandra Rosas

Listen To Your Mother/Milwaukee

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LTYM Milwaukee Thanks Its Sponsors!

by Alexandra on May 7, 2016

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photo courtesy of Orphonic Multimedia

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee celebrated its 4th annual LTYM show last week, Sunday. We presented 11 amazing local storytellers that took us through the journey that is motherhood. They shared stories of faith, hilarity, love, strength, they spoke of the poignant heart soaring moments and they trusted us with their stories of challenge and heart ache.

Our production team was so proud to play a part in creating the opportunity for these voices to be heard. It takes six months of our year to prepare for our shows, they are a labor of love as well as a belief in the way that storytelling unites us. Jennifer Gaskell, Rochelle Fritsch, and I work together to bring LTYM to Milwaukee, but it takes more than just the three of us to bring our show to the stage.

Our stories happen, because our cast donates their time in rehearsals and on show day.

Our stories happen, because we have the support of family, friends, and community who come as audience to witness those on stage.

And the support of our sponsors brings the connection and visibility of these stories to our Milwaukee stage.

We are proud to have our returning local sponsors whose support is so vital to making our shows possible.

We thank Orphonic Multimedia, who have been with LTYM Milwaukee since the beginning.

We thank SHOP, a unique clothing and accessory boutique for their continued support of our shows.

We thank our local media sponsor, MetroParent Milwaukee Magazine, for the share of their reading community.

orphonic number twoTHANK YOU, Orphonic Multimedia, for your support of our shows and for the gift of your time and talent in beautiful photography and videography of our shows.

SHOP number twoTHANK YOU to SHOP for your continued generous support.

MP-MKETHANK YOU to MetroParent Magazine Milwaukee for being our local media sponsor and the generous sharing of your Milwaukee-area wide reach in spreading the news of our Milwaukee show!


We would not be able to put on this show without the contribution of our sponsors, so please support their business.

And sincere gratitude to our cast, our families, the team at our venue Alverno College’s Pitman Theatre, our national sponsors, our audience and our community.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee could not happen without you! Thank you for this season’s LTYM show!

Your LTYM Milwaukee production team,

Jennifer Gaskell

Rochelle Fritsch

Alexandra Rosas

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Love Letter To Our 2016 LTYM Milwaukee Cast

May 2, 2016

photo credit Orphonic Multimedia As we stood together with our cast for our final bow on show day, I felt my pulse bound as we gripped each others’ hands, fingers intertwined. Our show, our cast, our stories, our audience, our city — brought together by the beauty of work accomplished with the love of community. When we first cast our shows, we look ahead knowing what awaits our new season. As producers, we’ve had three years now to believe in the magic of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and it is impossible to not sound like mystic ladies of the mountain when we turn to our yet unbaptized cast and say, “You guys? YOU are not going to believe the feelings. It is like any life event where you go in already knowing it’s going to impact, but you don’t know where the experience will take you.” We know what they’ll see in the […]

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11 Stories: 11 Reasons to Come Hear Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee

April 23, 2016

This weekend, my son helped me assemble the cast book for Milwaukee’s LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Show. He picked up the pages and as he did, he read 11 beautiful stories that reflect on the theme of motherhood. “Mom, these stories are so good I can’t stop reading them.” I told him to sit down, enjoy them in their entirety and the way each one flows into the next. “This is going to be such a good show,” he said after he finished. He’s right, Milwaukee, we have an amazing show for you. On Sunday May 1st at Alverno College’s Pitman Theatre,you will witness 11 local storytellers who each share their own unique story on motherhood. Our Milwaukee cast’s last rehearsal is tomorrow and in one week, we will present our incredible cast to our city.   You don’t want to miss: Mithra Ballesteros reading of her mother’s definition of “Progress” Liza Kessler […]

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Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Announces Our 2016 Venue!

April 18, 2016

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MILWAUKEE is thrilled to announce our venue for our 4th annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Show! On Sunday, May 1, we proudly return to the exceptional Pitman Theatre, located on the Alverno College Campus. Alverno College is located in the heart of Milwaukee. Parking is widely available and the theatre is accessible by bus line as well as being near the freeway. Alverno College is a college for the next generation of women leaders, already making the Pitman Theatre a natural choice for our LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER shows. When we learned of this season’s Alverno’s community mission, “The pursuit of beauty is daring in scope, dazzling in execution, and inspires change in the artists and audiences that give chase,to seek out beauty and presents it as is – a raw, emotional experience fraught with risk, yet always magical,” our Milwaukee team had no doubt we had our LTYM […]

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