by jillg on January 19, 2016

There are countless aspects of Listen To Your Mother that motivate Jen and I to work so hard to bring you the best production imaginable.  The community it creates, the empowerment it provides… and especially the ability to work with some amazing charities and non-profits. Did you know that each show contributes at least 10% of their ticket proceeds to a local organization? In fact, to date, on a national level Listen To Your Mother has contributed over $80,000 to women and children focused charities and non-profits!

This year, for our second annual show, we chose a charity that knows exactly what it means to give people a voice. The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a corps of youth and adults, staff and volunteers, families and local citizens who believe in the power of words, well-written and well-spoken. Their tutoring, writing, and publishing programs prepare young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating  young people to share their stories. All programs are free and open to families from any socio-economic background.

Seriously! Talk about a perfect fit with Listen To Your Mother’s mission and values!

This is also what Jen and I want for each of you! Whether you are auditioning, performing, or sitting in the audience, we want you to feel validated, engaged, and confident in the power of your voice. Auditioning or performing can make a difference in your life. Attending can make a difference in our community and give more kids an opportunity to share their stories.

Speaking of kids sharing stories, we are jumping-out-of-our-seats excited to let you know that The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is going to select one lucky and talented student to read his or her own piece on motherhood at the show this year! How cool is that?

Auditions (for adults only) will be announced here on February 1st. Stay tuned!


Jill and Jennifer

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