This is it.

Remember that one time when you said that you were going to audition for LTYM next year? Consider this next year. This is your chance to be a part of the LTYM-OKC family, to open your heart and use your voice to share your unique story on stage. And as they say in Hamilton, “Do not throw away your shot.”

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You too could have your face and antics captured on film for posterity, just like the 2016 cast shown here.

Everyone has a story to tell and we can’t wait to hear yours. The fifth and final season of Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City is in the works and we are calling for you to tell your stories.

I’m sure you can think of a million excuses why you shouldn’t take that big step and audition, even though you might want to—but, now is the time to get over your excuses: you don’t have to be a writer, we all want to hear your story and you are good enough—you are great, in fact—and you are ready for this.

Listen To Your Mother is for everyone. You don’t have to be a professional speaker or writer, but you can be—all experience levels are welcome. Listen To Your Mother is about motherhood, and motherhood in one way or another, has impacted us all. Being a mom, not being a mom, having a mom, not having a mom, stories of independence, of struggle, of joy and heartbreak. These are all the things that Listen To Your Mother is about.

Your story is unique. Your perspective matters. Your words are important and can change lives. Seriously, we’ve seen it happen. Whatever your motherhood experience, we want you to audition for Oklahoma City’s 2017 cast and become a part of something much bigger than all of us.

Are you ready to take that first step—to take your shot? Here are the rules:

  1. Each submission should be about 5 minutes long (give or take a minute or two) when read aloud (roughly 2 pages or 1200 words or so). Please practice before submitting so you know how long your piece will be. Submissions should be emailed to LTYM.OKC@GMAIL.COM, pasted within the text of the email, with 2017 Submission in the subject line.
  2. Submission deadline is February 13 and audition signups will open February 24. Please note that if your story fits the criteria (see #4 below), you will be asked to audition in person on February 25.
  3. Please submit only one piece for consideration.
  4. The theme of the piece must be MOTHERHOOD and this must be a non-fiction work. There are many variations on this theme, so we are looking for a wide range of stories. Any true story about any part of motherhood is what we are looking for.
  5. We want diversity! If you are funny, we want to hear you. If you are sad, we want to hear you. If you fall anywhere in between, we want to hear you. You don’t have to be a mom or even a woman to submit—stories are welcome from everyone.
  6. Stories should be appropriate for a PG-13 audience.
  7. You must be the author and owner of all the rights to your story. If it’s been previously published, that’s fine as long as you retain the rights.

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2017 show! Please share this post far and wide with friends and family who may be interested in submitting their stories. More information will be posting soon, including our fantastic local cause, dates and venue.

Please note that all cities have their own guidelines and if you’re interested in any other show you should check their local website for details, which will be updated according to their own schedules!

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Announcing #LTYM 2017 in Oklahoma City!

by marif on October 6, 2016

Join us in the spring 2017 for 33 new LTYM shows across the country!

We are proud to be hosting Oklahoma City’s fifth season of Listen To Your Mother shows!

To watch our 2017 season video announcement click here

To watch our 2017 season video announcement click here

Have you always wanted to be a part of LTYM but thought—I’ll just wait for the next year? Well, the time for hesitation is done, friends, this is the final year of LTYM shows and we want you to be a part of it!

You can subscribe to the LTYM monthly newsletter for updates about auditions, ticket sales for our live shows, book news, and alumni news from hundreds and hundreds of amazing creative women and men who’ve graced our stages.

You can follow LTYM on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

You can see what the fuss is all about at the LTYM YouTube channel, where you can find 2000 videos from past seasons.

You can bookmark this page to find out all the info we’ll be posting about our 2017 show—including announcements about our generous sponsors, our charitable cause, audition and venue information and more!

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

Mari & Jennifer, your #LTYM OKC 2017 production team

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The 2016 Videos are Live!

July 25, 2016

Wow. Time will fly. Time flies. Time has flown. I can’t believe that it’s been two months since we took to the stage and brought all our blood, sweat, and tears to the Will Rogers Theatre. The audience laughed with us, cried with us, and we did it. We did a thing. And we are all better people for having done it, we all still talk about it in hushed tones— can you believe we did that!? We did do it, and now the proof is on the internet, because the videos from the 2016 season—all 500 of them—are loaded. You can watch the entire LTYM OKC 2016 show, or you can watch each one individually. You can hear Carolyn‘s take on the seasons of motherhood … Tamera speaking about love, loss and hope … Melissa remembering tough times with love and grace … Hart bringing us to his childhood in the jungles […]

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We did a thing

May 2, 2016

Yesterday was amazing. Awesome, wonderful, mind-blowing, add your own emphatic and excited description here. Last summer and fall, we talked about it, we stepped up as new producers, we had the full support of our former producers, and we committed to this. We talked about what cause we wanted to benefit and agreed on Positive Tomorrows. So happy to be supporting this awesome cause! We gathered sponsors. We could not have done it without them! We told them about what we were doing, about Listen to Your Mother, and our enthusiasm and passion inspired them to get involved. We are so thankful to all of our wonderful, local sponsors! We gathered people to come and share their stories with us, we talked and hoped and dreamed about what we hoped to accomplish… and then we did. We auditioned and laughed and cried with those who came forward. We marveled at their bravery and […]

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It’s almost time!

April 20, 2016

We are so excited! It’s almost show time. It’s almost time for your Listen To Your Mother Oklahoma City cast to come to the stage—we can’t even believe it. We’ll take to the stage on Sunday, May 1 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast—get yours now and bring a friend, your mom, your son or daughter. Our cast is amazing and we’ve got stories that will make you laugh, smile, cry and shake your head…sometimes all at the same time. LTYM 2016 from Little Big Films on Vimeo. by

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