Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee is excited to announce that we are now open for auditions for our Grand Finale Listen To Your Mother Show!
Our show date is Sunday, May 7, 2017 and our venue is once more on the beautiful Alverno College Campus.
Auditions for our Grand Finale show are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, January 28 at the East Side Library in Milwaukee, and Saturday, February 4, at the East Side Library in Milwaukee.
We will not be able to accommodate anyone without a scheduled audition time so please contact us for your time slot by emailing ltymmil at gmail dot com.
If you’re wondering what to audition with, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MILWAUKEE is looking for a 3 to 5 minutes in length, original and non-fiction piece of what motherhood means to you.
We don’t look for tributes or “eulogies” but something that represents the diverse and expanse of motherhood – as long as motherhood is the focus of the piece. We welcome submissions from everyone, and you don’t have to be a mother, a parent, or a woman, to audition. We just want to hear what motherhood means to you.
For 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.”
What we hope you share with us is 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.
Here’s an easy checklist on what LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MILWAUKEE looks for when considering a piece for our shows:
◾Motherhood is the star focus of your piece.
◾It must be true, yours, and original. No fiction will be accepted.
◾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.
If you’re still not sure you’re up to audition, let us offer you some encouragement by watching the LTYM youtube channel – we want to hear your story!
Whether you decide to audition or not, either way, be sure not to miss this final season of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER SHOWS.
Of course, the Milwaukee team of LTYM hopes you take on those dreams, push the nerves and doubt out of your way, and come tell us your story!
Reserve your audition slot online by emailing the Milwaukee LTYM production team at ltymmil at gmail dot com.
And if telling a story isn’t your thing, but you happen to know someone who is perfect for this amazing opportunity, please share this audition information with them.
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Come share your story with us, Milwaukee, and come Sunday, May 7, to our Grand Finale Show to hear your community’s stories!
“Listen To Your Mother – a national series of original live readings shared locally on stages and globally via social media.”
Save the date! Sunday, May 7, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MILWAUKEE’s Grand Finale Show!
Your Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Team,
Jen, Rochelle, and Alexandraby