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Providence Listen to Your Mother, Final Cast Announcement

by chelleymartinka on March 20, 2017

This year’s auditions were like no other. The stories lingered in our heads, and as we patched together an amazing show, we begged for more time. In our hearts, not one story will be left out.

We laughed and talked, sipped hot coffee until it was cold, and had a lot of fun, as this process is not to be repeated again. We reflected on this truth, and reworked the words into a pattern that would take our audience on a journey of so many new and different walks from years before.

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But after all was said and done, we our beautiful quilt is together. Stitched with words of passion, strength, hurt, heart, love, laughter, tears, and all walks of motherhood.

We could not be more excited to announce

Karen CL Anderson, cast member
Liana Cassar, cast member
Elizabeth DaRosa, cast member
Brianne DeRosa, director/producer/cast member
Kirsten DiChiappari, director/producer/cast member
Jackie Hennessey, cast member
Chelley Martinka, producer
Magnolia Perez, cast member
Nely Pires, cast member
Alexandra Vaillancourt, cast member

as our 2017 Providence Cast of Listen to Your Mother, The Finale.

We will, again, be supporting Foster Forward, furthering their mission to connect mentors for children and youth in foster care, while focusing on financial empowerment (ASPIRE) and workforce development (Works Wonders). Please join us in bettering our community by grabbing your tickets today from HERE! and be on the lookout over the next few weeks for some more about each of our cast members! ‘Til then, as always, listen to the mothers.

Light and love,
Bri, Chelley, and Kirsten

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2017 Listen to Your Mother Providence Auditions

by chelleymartinka on January 16, 2017

Your story must be told- now more than ever.

Let your voice be heard as an essential part of this year’s Listen To Your Mother celebration of mothering by giving a voice to motherhood — in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. If you have a story longing to be heard about your mother, your own view as a mother, or about a mother-figure in your life — write it down and share with us!

We will be hosting two auditions at the Providence College/Smith Hill Annex on Thursday, February 23 from 7 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, March 4th from 9 am – 11 am. These spots are by appointment only- please find your spot HERE!

What is your story?

It’s motherhood as you see it. Humor, painful, soulful… Whether you are a mother, know a mother, have a mother, want to be a mother- man or woman. We want you to breathe life into your story. In essay, in poetry. Please, come share your words. seeking a diverse collection of local writers to read their words about motherhood. People of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit their work.

Our 2016 show can be seen HERE– an amazing group, gathered to share what it means to them. Our stories will vary, but our love and cast family will not. It will be strong, whole, fulfilling. We grow as individuals into a unit.

LTYM PVD 2016, close the curtain

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. For some amazing writing advice and a place to start, check out THIS post from LTYM NYC!



* Thursday, February 23rd; 6:30-9:30pm Smith Hill Annex

* Saturday, Marth 4th; 8:30-11:30am Smith Hill Annex


* Monday, April 3rd

* Sunday, April 9th

Show Date:  Thursday, May 4th!


We can’t wait to hear your voice! Please SIGN UP to share!


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Announcing #LTYM’s 2017 Grand Finale 33-City Line Up (and 5th Providence show)!

October 11, 2016

JOIN US THIS SPRING IN 33 CITIES!   Listen To Your Mother returns to Providence for our 5th and final show this Spring, 2017! This show has changed lives… from those who listen to those who speak. From the moments we’ve relived together, to those we’ve learned from. Listen to Your Mother is powerful in it’s action and intention through the voices, actions, and stories of our communities. So, how can you be a part of this epic, North American celebration of our mothers/our caretakers, and ourselves ? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter (yup, just once per month–no spam here) 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. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. As we anticipate 2017, enjoy 2000 videos from past seasons on our LTYMShow YouTube channel. Thank […]

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Our voices as one…

July 25, 2016

The world is in turmoil, and we need unity. We need peace. We need love, connectedness and we need to listen. We all have a story. We all have a voice. And we are so blessed to have heard these voices in our 2016 Providence Listen to Your Mother Show. by

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Take a bow, 2016

May 16, 2016

And then it was over… Coming in like a lamb and out like a lion, our beautiful Listen to Your Mother 2016 Providence cast blew the house down! Realizing perfection can save your life, MS mamas are strong, adoption has many faces, kids say the damndest things, mother-in-laws pull at our heart strings, strength comes from within, no one dictates our children but them… those babies, who also are the experts on our best parenting, all gave us stories, a voice, a mic to our motherhood. Not only do we want to thank our warrior cast for their stories, but for the audience who shared them with us. Soon the videos will be live (and we will, of course, share them with you!), and after we basked in the limelight and consumed some cake, we went back to those stories of motherhood and wrote new chapters, kissed away new tears, laughed new joys, […]

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