Join Us at The Town Hall Theatre on 4/30/15!

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Calls for Submissions Now Open

by Margaret on January 1, 2015

Call for Submissions! The Plumas County Listen to Your Mother Show 2015 is now open for submissions from you to tell YOUR story about motherhood. We’re looking for the story that’s difficult to tell. The sweet story. The exasperating story. The story that made you almost pull your hair out and call it quits. The story that made you jump for joy and say yes! I can do this!

This year marks the third year LTYM is in Plumas County. It’s joined by 31 other cities around the country.

Mothers—got anything to say about your experience of motherhood? Daughters –what’s your experience of being mothered? Men –what is your story of motherhood?

Kick off the new year by writing your story! You don’t have to be a professional writer! We are looking for stories that tell the truth about the experience. We aim to celebrate mother’s day in all its stepping-on-Lego-and-Cheerios, did-the-cops-just-bring-my-daughter-home-in-the-back-of-a-patrol-car, how-did-I-survive, glory. Got a story?

Essays should be no more than five minutes in length when read out loud (that’s about 800 to 1000 words). You must be open to editing and critique. You won’t have to have your words memorized, but you will have to have it rehearsed.

Ten essays will be chosen and ten readers will perform their stories at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy, CA on April 30th in celebration of Mother’s Day. Come join us!

Email us at with your attached essay with “LTYM submission” in the subject line between January 1st and February15th, 2015.
To get an idea of what past shows have been like, simply browse “” and browse the various cities and readings.

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Plumas County LTYM 2015!

by Margaret on November 21, 2014

Meet the directors.

Guess what? We’re back for a third year! Even in our tiny community of Plumas County (I’m sure there are more deer than people in this county) there are still more and more stories to share.

This year is extra special because actress and director Tina Terrazas is partnering with me to get this show up and running. Tina Terrazas was the lead actress in my own play, Before You Barefoot, back in September. She was also a cast member in the LTYM 2014 show here in Plumas County. Working with Tina will mean two very creative heads instead of one! Also, did I mention she’s a director?

So…save the date! LTYM 2015 Plumas County right here in Quincy, California at the Town Hall Theatre, Thursday, April 30th!

We work well together. As Tina is the mom of a teenage daughter and two elementary age sons she has plenty to write about. Me? Well my son just became a tween and has begun locking his door! My daughter is trying to drop out of elementary school and see the world. So YAY have we got stories to tell. In the mean time? Here’s what went on last time Tina and I worked together:


Here’s Tina and I throwing down neighborhood symbols before our play.

1794511_293347874193763_4857526961840319521_nHere’s Tina taking center stage and telling us all what’s what. 10646834_292554220939795_4338293350895226750_n

Here’s Tina at the end of her awesome LTYM piece last May. tina

5182_93639309406_7673156_n-1-1And here’s me. Celebrating four years of being with LTYM.

You’d put us in charge too, right?!


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Thank You Everyone!

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On Friday May 2nd,  a good sized crowd gathered at the Town Hall Theatre  for the 2nd annual Listen to Your Mother Show Plumas County. Moms and non-moms, dads, daughters and sons, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, friends and neighbors gathered to hear ten women take the stage and give us brave, funny, heartfelt accounts of real motherhood. Here’s a taste of what they heard–one line from each of our cast members that gives you a glimmer of the energy and spirit of our show: If we can come up with the mannered “ED” for erectile dysfunction, surely we can coin a more ego-friendly term for women who don’t dilate. Can you imagine diagnosing a man with “failure to erect”?   “Hell, I’d settle for being able to use the bathroom all by myself.” How could you leave me here to raise your children all alone? It’s complicated/Like most relationships. My stance? The doctor never encouraged “just one […]

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