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Congratulations to the LTYM: Rochester 2017 CAST!

by monicagebell on March 20, 2017

Hello, Loyal Listen To Your Mother Rochester Fans & Supporters! We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 cast members who will be gracing the beautiful Lyric Theater stage in May with their incredible stories!

Please help us to congratulate and welcome

Maria DiTullio

Evvy Fanning

Mary Finucane

Stacey Freed

Kristen Gentry

Nadia Ghent

Christine Green

Lara Liu

Xavia Omega

Lauren Spiker

Bridget Strub

Raquel K. Walker

Miriam Zinter

We heard dozens of beautiful stories throughout our audition process, and wish to thank everyone who shared them with us. We meant it when we said that we would have to let go of so many stories we loved–which was all of them–and it wasn’t easy to say “not this year” to any one of them. If you auditioned with us this year, please know how grateful we continue to be to have heard your story: we carry it with us. It will not be forgotten, nor will you. We encourage you to come back next year, and of course, remain a part of the Listen To Your Mother community by coming to the show.


Look no further, friends! TICKETS ARE ON SALE! WOOHOO!!!! Remember that each ticket purchased supports Rochester’s own families.

We’ll be sharing cast profiles and bios here at the site, so bookmark us and visit often!

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AUDITIONS! {whew!}

by monicagebell on March 15, 2017

fourtoppicFor the third year in a row, more than forty people–women AND men, mothers and daughters and sons–brought their personal, beautiful, and touching stories to auditions. These brave, brave souls shared pieces of their pasts that will long live within us. We carry those stories, and thank you, readers, for trusting us to hear them.

Now begins the casting process! Stay tuned for our BIG 2017 CAST ANNOUNCEMENT, coming March 20th!

Happy Writing!

Love, the LTYM: Rochester team

Corrie, Sarah, Monica, and Sally

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AUDITION TIME! Your Story Matters!

January 7, 2017

Auditions for written and read true stories on the theme of motherhood will take place on March 5th, 9th, and 11th at Writers & Books. Sign up for your audition date and time here! You have a moment, a memory, a discovery, a secret, a longing, a revelation—that makes you laugh out loud, that brings tears to your eyes, or fills you with frustration, or utter joy—about motherhood. You have a story about being a mother, having a mother, thinking about motherhood. This is your chance to make your voice heard. The third Listen to Your Mother: Rochester show will be on May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. What to Expect on Audition Day: Arrive at Writers & Books 10 minutes before your audition slot to fill out your audition paperwork. You’ll need to prepare and bring two copies of your 5-minutes-or-less story; one for you to read (do […]

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Announcing The 2017 LTYM Grand Finale!

October 9, 2016

You heard that right: in the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day in May, 2017, 33 cities will be producing the Grand Finale season of Listen To Your Mother–and Rochester will join its sister cities on stage! This summer, we said a teary so-long (but not goodbye!) to our Emily Horowitz, who has relocated to Colorado, and who made working on the past two seasons an absolute blast. Emily tells us she’ll be visiting, and will not miss the 2017 show, and we’re holding her to it! We are also so happy to announce that joining our team as an official assistant this season will be 2016 cast member Sally Bittner Bonn! (More about Sally to come–we’re just thrilled she’s with us!) Our Rochester production team is so proud to have been a part of this nationwide effort to lend Motherhood a voice, all the while supporting local women, local families, and local […]

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The Remedy: LISTENING. Our videos are now LIVE!

July 18, 2016

There is no greater gift of the interwebs than bringing people together through the power to communicate: to listen and truly hear one another. We at Listen To Your Mother believe that through shared stories of Motherhood, we are all able to better understand each others’ cultures and realize how universal our struggles and joys can be. And so, we are happy to now be able to share our magnificently successful 2016 show videos with you.  We have had some time now to reflect on the power of our 2015 and 2016 productions in Rochester: people are still talking to us about how valuable, meaningful, and cathartic the stories they have heard are. We’re still meeting people–total strangers, friends of readers–who tell us they were there, cried and laughed with us, and feel that our show is becoming a part of their annual Mother’s Day weekend. (Personally, I love when people ask me […]

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