Behind the Scenes of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee

by Alexandra on December 4, 2014

new rochelleThe 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 status. My otherness didn’t disappear when I met my other cast members and heard their stories, but it seemed part of a larger puzzle I had been unknowingly puzzling over for years. Our pieces fit and we built community with each other at every practice, and then finally, with the audience at final performance. I just want to keep that community going and growing… and discover the other beautiful pieces our community can add to this puzzle we call the experience of motherhood and everything that surrounds it.”

So perfectly said, Rochelle.

It’s easy to see why we are thrilled to have her join us as part of LTYM Milwaukee.

ROCHELLE FRITSCH, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Milwaukee – Christian. Wife. Mom. Painfully Human. Co-steering a bi-racial family in a segregated town. You can find her rambling on all of the above from a mom and a wife’s POV whose intermittent ambition rudely interrupts slacker tendencies on her blog The Late Arrival. Rochelle fills her days working as a Fund Development Director. She is a Juggler Extraordinaire of Wife-ing, Mothering, Fundraising, Blogging & Housekeeping. Performed with, and compensated by God’s help. Rochelle was a cast member in Milwaukee’s 2013 Listen To Your Mother Inaugural Show.

Welcome, Rochelle! Thank you for all you’ll be bringing to Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee.

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Announcing LTYM Milwaukee’s Third Season!

by Alexandra on 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 to bring to Milwaukee. To now see Rochelle wanting to provide that same opportunity to others gives us goose bumps.

We will be updating with city news here, so sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow us on Facebook and twitter. Check back here often for audition announcements, venue, date and ticket sale information.

Finally, Thank you, Milwaukee, for being the heart behind all we do to build community through sharing our stories! We’ll be back next week to tell you more about Rochelle, and you’ll quickly see why she is a stellar addition to our Milwaukee team.

*To find a LTYM show near you, check here.

Your LTYM Milwaukee team,

Alexandra, Jen, and Rochelle

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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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Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is Two Seasons Strong!

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There are a lot of ways to bring community together. People supporting one other, businesses through generous sponsorship that enable an event to happen, family and friends being in the audience to cheer their loved ones on, and those who bravely share who they are as they read their words, believing in the power of their voice. LTYM shows donates ten percent of gross ticket sales to a local charity/cause. So much of the magic of LTYM is the transparency and trust that work to bring a community together – through the process that together, we are stronger. Listen To Your Mother shows are a community building event that nail all of the above square on the head, bulls-eye right to the target. Everyone involved in a LTYM show whether as reader, producer, director, sponsor, audience member, or representative of our local cause — all are part of the process. Each person essential and each person […]

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