LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER NYC: WRITING ADVICE

by elizabeth on November 28, 2016

13139259_10153007422077325_3490357280058111111_nWe’re reaching out to you during this Post-Thanksgiving, Pre-Holiday Season because let’s face it, there’s nothing that stirs up childhood recollections and motherhood memories quite like a family gathering. So now really is the perfect time to begin writing your audition piece for the 2017 Listen To Your Mother NYC show.

Good-for-the-soul banter is good for writing too.

Begin by just jotting down your ideas, or writing out word-for-word that often-told hilarious (or poignant, or heartbreaking) story that captures your specific motherhood moment.

Remember, we’re not looking for your thoughts on Motherhood, the institution—we’re looking for the story of your Tuesday morning. We’re looking for the stories only you can tell.

Need more inspiration? Check out these motherhood-inspired writing prompts and our video library of past Listen To Your Mother performances.

Other things to keep in mind as you write…

That your story is yours. (At Listen To Your Mother, you retain all rights to your story.)

That your story is your truth.

That the central theme is about motherhood.

And… that’s it!

Start writing. Your story is worth telling.

We want our cast to reflect the voices of New York City and its surrounding burbs and boroughs, so we’re looking to hear from a wide-variety of people, diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion.

We’ll be announcing auditions for our NYC show in early 2017. Please help us get the word out – share this post with your circle of friends!

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.)

We have one more Listen To Your Mother NYC show and we want you to be a part of it.  

Wishing you a happy, safe, and inspired Holiday Season!

Amy, Kizz & Barbara

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Click on the image to view the LTYM 2017 season announcement video

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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