ATTENTION NYC WRITERS and PERFORMERS: LTYM-NYC AUDITIONS
Seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect of motherhood in the Second Annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER NYC show, to be held at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2013 – at 5 pm.
People of all ages, types, backgrounds, and experience-levels are invited to audition. No previous stage experience is necessary. Non-moms WELCOME (men too!). We encourage diverse perspectives on the subject of mothers or mothering.
Auditions will be held on the following dates by appointment only:
Saturday, February 23th 12pm – 5pm
Monday, February 25th 6pm – 9pm
Tuesday, February 26th 10am – 2pm
To schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and your availability during the time slots listed above. Auditions are being held in Manhattan – exact location and other details will be sent with your confirmed appointment time.
We are looking for humorous, poignant, painful, joyful or soulful original pieces on mothers and mothering which take three to five minutes to read aloud (please check this before the audition). Previously published work accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for this event.
The firm commitment for cast members includes two rehearsals, a pre-performance run-through at Symphony Space, and the 5 p.m. performance on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2013.
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. This year Listen to Your Mother will be presented in 24 cities nationwide. At the helm of the NYC production this year are directors Amy Wilson (@amywlsn),and Shari Simpson-Cabelin (@dustyearthmom), and producers Varda Steinhardt (@squashedmom), Holly Rosen Fink (@theculturemom), and Nancy Friedman (@Hip2Housewife). Check out our bios page if you want to know more about us.
If you want to get a sense of what last year’s show looked like, you can watch our videos here: LTYM-NYC Videos. If you are anxious about auditioning and/or performing, read this encouraging post by LTYM-Spokane Producer/Director Stacey: A word on stage fright and storytelling.
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
We can’t wait to meet you and hear your stories!
- Amy, Varda, Holly, Shari & Nancy