Let’s Get Ready to Audition!

by carisa on January 6, 2016

Welcome to the new year. What do you have planned for yourself? Any interest in putting pen to paper, finger-pads to keyboard, quill to parchment, and sharing one of your amazing stories with us? Thought so. What follows is everything you need to know in order to…

Audition for Listen To Your Mother: Portland!


Most importantly: Listen To Your Mother welcomes stories of motherhood in all forms, from all human beings. Are you a person? You qualify.

Most importantly, also: We are honored by each person who entrusts us with their story, the contents of which we understand are often extremely fragile. Listen To Your Mother auditions are a nurturing and respectful environment where you will read only for the director and producer (Carisa Miller and Susan Domagalski Fleming) who are not very scary.

In order to audition you will need to…

…read aloud, in person, an original, personal story with some aspect of motherhood at its heart.

  • This same story, if you are cast, will be read for the live show.
  • Reading time may not exceed 5 minutes, but may be under.
  • Previously published work is accepted if you retain the rights/have express permission to use the piece.

…be able to commit to two rehearsals, Saturdays, March 12th and April 23rd from 9am-12pm, and the day of the show, Thursday, May 5th (approx) 5pm-9pm

…be familiar with the Listen To Your Mother show. 

…contact us for an audition appointment.

  • Please do not submit your written work or resume, offer to clean our homes or cook for us in exchange for a spot in the show. We do our best to keep everyone on an even playing field and may not be able to withstand the temptation of dirt free floors and a decent meal.

Open auditions for the 2016 Portland, Listen To Your Mother show will be held Saturday, February 20th,  by appointment only.

Email Carisa Miller, carisa@mcarisa.com, subject line “AUDITION”, and note whether you prefer morning, afternoon, or evening.

(As of 1.27.16- we are fully booked for morning and afternoon up to 5 p.m., scheduling as late as 8 p.m.)


You’re going to be terrific.

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