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Audition weekend!

by Lovelyn on March 21, 2015

Auditions are in full swing for the NW Indiana show. I scheduled a little break between people so I could organize myself & grab someuptown cafe lunch from our audition site host, Uptown Cafe. It is such an privilege to hear each of these stories about motherhood and it just never gets old.  Each of them deserves a microphone to amplify their amazing, brave, hysterical, heart-breaking, beautiful stories about this thing we are all linked by–motherhood. That always makes the selection of cast process difficult to imagine. How will I whittle all these stories down to just 10 to take the audience on a journey?

Yet, when I sit and spread all the stories out on the floor in the wee hours of the morning, suddenly they begin to pick each other.  This story needs that one to follow it and that story has to be told in front of this one. As difficult as it is for some stories not to be heard on the stage, I want to publicly thank every person that came to audition this year. It is so brave and empowering to share some of your personal story and I’m grateful that you trusted me and Listen To Your Mother with it. Thank you.

The cast will be announced here on Monday, March 30th and tickets will also go on sale that day! Grab your friends and get ready to celebrate motherhood with us on Friday, May 8th at 7pm.  It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

A huge thank you to Uptown Cafe for hosting auditions! They are always so welcoming and friendly in addition to the delicious speciality coffees, tea, soda bar & food! It is the perfect, happening spot to host a laid back audition as we tell stories of motherhood.




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LTYM: NW Indiana 2015 AUDITIONS announced!

by Stephanie P. on February 13, 2015

Calling all humorous, heart-felt, heart-breaking, humiliating & hysterical stories about being a mom, having a mom, not having a mom, wanting to be a mom –every variation, as long as motherhood is the central theme. You don’t have to be a mom to participate!

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LTYM: NW Indiana announces call for auditions for our
5th annual Listen To Your Mother Show!

(Please schedule an audition via email)
Friday, March 20, 2pm-8pm or Saturday, March 21 9am-2pm

Uptown Cafe
1400 E. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN

To schedule an audition:

  • email
  • include your name & preferred audition time
  • audition pieces should not exceed 5 minutes when read aloud
  • 10-12 storytellers will be selected to read their stories live on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 7pm at Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso


Please time yourself reading aloud before auditioning to make sure your piece does not exceed 5 minutes.

Please read right from your paper and don’t memorize your piece. We read directly from the page on show day.

Please bring a copy of your piece that will not be returned.

Previously published work accepted as long as author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for the event.

Please note, commitment includes two rehearsals, TBD in March/April, and a pre-performance run-through on show day.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER was created and is directed and produced by LTYM National Director and Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann Imig.

Our annual LTYM show is scheduled to be held on Friday May 8th 2015 at the Memorial Opera House. The show will be recorded and shared with a global audience on the LTYM Show’s YouTubeChannel along with the 38 other cities who will be celebrating Listen to Your Mother.

We can’t wait to hear your story!


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