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Listen To Your Mother has achieved its worthy mission – giving mothering some serious kudos and national attention.

We, the NYC team, are forever grateful to have had a hand in that for the past four years. It’s been a privilege to have met so many talented men and women along the way, brave enough to audition and share their beautiful stories with us.

Here’s the great news – we have one more Listen To Your Mother NYC performance to cast and produce!

That’s right— one more time to showcase new voices with new stories to tell. Which also means one more time to set out our candy bowl and welcome auditioners. Care to throw your words into the LTYM NYC ring for our final show?

As always, we want to hear personal, slice-of-life motherhood stories from a wide-variety of people, diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion. We want our show to reflect New York City.

Help us cast a wide – and widely diverse – net as possible.

Please share this post and LTYM NYC audition news and updates with your family, circle of friends and colleagues, writer’s groups, community affiliations, veteran groups, and religious organizations.

We’ll be announcing auditions for our NYC show in early 2017.

To get your storytelling mojo going while you’re waiting, check out the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel.

Then check back here in early 2017 for the latest local LTYM NYC audition information!

Also, if you’d like to receive information about auditions, sponsorship opportunities, and charity partnerships, send an email to listentoyourmothernyc@gmail.com and ask to be added to our mailing list. (We do not share information with 3rd parties.)

Please join us in 2017!

Be a part of the celebration – it’s going to be a brilliant culminating NYC performance.

Our best,

Amy, Kizz & Barbara

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by elizabeth on July 18, 2016

Miss our show at the Broadway Presbyterian Church? Or maybe you’re just missing your daily dose of LTYM NYC? (That would be us for sure!)

Either way you’re in for an amazing experience as you watch our 4th annual NYC LTYM show on YouTube! There is so much love, laughter, and heartfelt revelations to be had in each and every story.

Once again we’d like to express our immense gratitude to our 2016 cast, our alums, our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16, Luvs, our local sponsors –

Jennifer Stachel of Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics

Sarah Rostan, independent consultant, Rodan + Fields

Mind Over Matter, In-home fitness specialists

The Upper Breast Side

MadMen on the Couch

Angel Sponsors (You know who you are!)…

our photographer Jennifer Lee of Jennifer Lee Photography, and our technical team of

Michael Schmidt of Motion Graphics, Sound and Vision, and Patrick Mahaney of Broadway Presbyterian Church.

So without further ado, here is the fabulous cast of LTYM NYC 2016! Enjoy.

And when you’re done watching NYC and sharing your favorite videos with friends and family, check out the #LTYM 2016 videos from around the country!

This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada, featuring powerful true stories that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well as stories about our own upbringing). Including very timely personal narratives given the recent events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Shaker Heights, and Dallas.

You’ll also find on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel that we feature a variety of playlists by topic, and for 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families.

Well, this should keep you busy (and inspired) right up until January when we will announce auditions for next year’s LTYM NYC 2017 show!

If you’d like to receive information about auditions, performances, sponsorship opportunities, and charity partnerships, send an email to listentoyourmothernyc@gmail.com and ask to be added to our mailing list. (We do not share information with 3rd parties.)

Happy summer and happy viewing and sharing!

Our best,

Amy, Kizz & Barbara

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That’s a Wrap – from LTYM NYC 2016!

May 11, 2016

On Saturday, May 7th, the pews at Broadway Presbyterian Church were filled to capacity… and so were our hearts. BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page graced our audience and tweeted out memorable quotes from each of our 12 cast members as their stories took center stage: “Middle school girls have cornered the market on bullying.” – Kaytie Eaton “I happen to like curse words. My children call them my ‘rainbow words’…” – Jennifer Birmingham “Every woman has her own definition of what it means to beautiful. And that definition changes as she grows older.” – Jackie Mercurio “My children only have one father, but they are connected to three men through a combination of love and DNA.” – Heather Osterman-Davis “At the bus stop my daughter has shanked me, with a long shiv made of manipulation and mommy guilt.” – Heather Chaet “ ‘Never mind,’ she said. ‘You’re too late; she’s gone.’ ‘Yes, she […]

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LTYM NYC 2016 Cast Spotlight on – Laura Pruden!

May 4, 2016

Laura Pruden is an actress and storyteller living in Harlem. Years ago, she read the spine of a parenting book titled, “Finding the Yes.” She never cracked the book, but adopted the mantra and has tried to find the yes, in all things, ever since. This would, no doubt, come as a surprise to her children.   3 words that describe Laura are… earnest, wry, last-minute. Here are 5 things we’d find walking through her home… Before you open the door, you’ll see a hand-penned sign that reads – Tremendous things are in store for you. “It’s a remnant of my older daughter’s Roald Dahl themed birthday party.  This and other Dahl quotes will most likely adorn our walls until next November, when we find a new theme for a new NYC apartment slumber party. (They’re fun!)” A lovely leafy green tree outside the window. “Our place is just this side of a […]

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LTYM NYC 2016 Cast Spotlight on – Amy Tully!

May 2, 2016

In a previous life, Amy was a super type-A person and attorney. These days Amy is a stay-at-home mom in Brooklyn, spending her days with two adorable, fun, hilarious girls and fielding questions that reveal the inadequacy of her education (too much law, not enough orcas). Unfortunately for the adults in her life, Amy has a lot to say about alternate side parking and Paw Patrol. She also has a loving and supportive husband who remains loving and supportive even though she forces her family to be in thousands of pictures that never get organized into albums. Amy avoids Pinterest. What can she say – “You can’t have it all, but so grateful to have all that I do.” 3 words that describe Amy are… Mother of Dragons (she is working on her children’s atrocious table manners – and the occasional growl) Here are 5 things we’d find walking through her home… Two children in Star Wars […]

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