by deborah on January 9, 2017

Calling Anyone with a STORY to TELL about MOTHERHOOD!

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We are back for the 4th annual North Jersey LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show, at The Woodland in Maplewood on Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 & 5:00 PM.

EVERYONE is invited to audition! What makes this show so impactful is listening to stories about motherhood from many different perspectives. Men, women, young adults, parents, empty-nesters, and non-parents all have something to say about motherhood, and we want to hear it.

Hilarious, heartfelt, ridiculous, challenging … we love them all!

Auditions will be held at The Woodland at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.

  • Saturday, February 11, 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday, February 12, 12: 30 PM – 4 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 7 PM – 10 PM

To schedule an appointment:

  • Send an email to
  • Put the word AUDITION in the subject line
  • Please include FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and DATE/TIME PREFERENCES (We will try our best to accommodate you.)

This is a spoken word event; so come prepared to read aloud your own, original 3 – 5 minute piece about motherhood. ALL STORIES are welcome to celebrate motherhood in all its complexities. You do NOT have to memorize your piece. You do NOT need professional writing or stage experience.

Commitment includes two rehearsals in the spring, dates to be determined, and a pre-show run through.

To get a great sense of the show visit the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel.

Watch this space for more exciting announcements about our production team, sponsors, our LTYM 2017 cast, audition tips, and MORE!

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Listen To Your Mother North Jersey presents our 4th and final show at The Woodland in Maplewood, New Jersey on Saturday May 13th, 2017!

Check in for information about auditions, ticket sales, and more here on the LTYM North Jersey site. If you want to make sure you don’t miss anything, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can also request that we add you to our mailing list. Send an email to, and we’ll make sure you receive our email notifications.

As we anticipate 2017, enjoy 2000 videos from past seasons on our LTYMShow YouTube channel.

Thank you for helping us give Motherhood a Microphone, telling even more of your stories. WE CAN’T WAIT!!

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This year, LTYM took place in 41 cities, shining the spotlight on hundreds of stories about motherhood and raising $34,000 for local charities.   We are incredibly proud of our cast, and we know you will understand why the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey show has become a Mother’s Day tradition for our community. Here they are – our 13 sensational cast members! Thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the North Jersey LTYM Show who helped us bring our show to life! ALIGN WELLNESS STUDIO, AMERICAN JIU JITSU OF MAPLEWOOD, BAKER STREET YOGA, BLOW IN BLOW OUT, CEDAR RIDGE CAFE, COLORMATICS, CKO KICK BOXING MAPLEWOOD, EVENTAGE, KIMAYA KAMA, MACARONI KID: SUMMIT SHORT HILLS SOMA, MATT YAEGER PHOTOGRAPHY, MAPLEWOOD ARTIST COLLECTIVE, MEATBALL OBSESSION, MIDTOWN DIRECT REP, RETAIL THERAPY, SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SOUTH MOUNTAIN YMCA, SPA LADY SOUTH ORANGE, STUDIO B, SWEET LIFE BY DESIGN, THE VANESSA POLLOCK REALTY TEAM […]

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And Scene

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Listen To Your Mother North Jersey 2016 took its final bow on Saturday. If only we could keep telling our stories for days to come. Mother’s Day helped distract us from post-LTYM show blues. Many of us were being recognized with flowers, favorite foods, and perhaps fewer clean up duties. And we all continued to share photos and comments on Facebook to try to relive the day. The days after show day are always a complicated combination of floating on the praise and sense of accomplishment…and disappointment that after all the time and energy spent, the experience is over in a flash.  Our North Jersey LTYM 2016 cast took their duties as storytellers seriously. They practiced, memorized, and beautified to ready for the big day. They worried just enough to stay focused and committed.  We had a morning rehearsal on the main stage of SOPAC on show day, tinkering with blocking, lighting and last minute word pronunciations. And laughs… this […]

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