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On Audition Day, The Stories Never Leave You

February 4, 2017

The three of us sat together at a local public library community room for the final day of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Milwaukee’s auditions. We are LTYM Milwaukee’s production team, and we each arrived in our LTYM uniform, and we did this without calling in to each other. The red megaphone and the bold black “listen” is a sight so familiar to us, and we wear this logo with pride. We are part of something, and that something comes with purpose: we are there to help people’s stories be heard. Nationwide, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is holding its final season of shows in 31 cities. That makes this year’s LTYM Milwaukee’s show our grand finale. This means it won’t just be our shows that will happen for the last time, but it’s our auditions too. Our auditions have always been my favorite part in the role of co-producer. I listen to each story and […]

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Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Announces Auditions for Its Final Season

January 5, 2017

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 […]

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LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MILWAUKEE Grand Finale 2017

December 6, 2016

In 2011, I auditioned for a show that had caught wind on the internet: Listen To Your Mother. Its mission was clear as a bell, to bring communities together through sharing our stories and seeing just how much more alike we are than different.  That was my take, but the formal statement is this: The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. By 2016, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER had hosted over 150 live shows in 54 cities. We have 2000 videos from those shows on our YouTube channel. To see them is to witness powerful voices that pull you into lives other than your own. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also […]

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We Proudly Announce the Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee Videos!

July 18, 2016

This 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 […]

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LTYM Milwaukee Thanks Its Sponsors!

May 7, 2016

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 […]

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