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It’s official! Submissions are Open

by jenniferwilliams on January 21, 2015

This year, we were going to wait. We were going to be orderly and organized and, most of all, patient. No jumping in feet first and seeing if we could swim this year. Oh no. We were experienced. We had been through all of this before. We were cool. And collected.

And then, THEN, one after another our LTYM sister shows started opening their submissions. They were all excitedly talking about submissions and setting up audition schedules and, well, we couldn’t wait. I guess were aren’t as cool and collected as we thought we were.

So it’s official! Southeast Texas is accepting submissions for our 2015 show.

It's official! The submissions are open for the Southeast Texas Listen To Your Mother show.

What are we looking for?

You. That’s right. We are looking for you. Women, men, all ages, and all ethnicities. We want YOUR story. We want it to be funny. We want it to be sad. We want it to teach us something. We want it to be the every day. We want it to tell us that we are not alone. All of our stories are important, the big and the small, the hilarious and the heart-breaking, the major milestones and the every day. The most important thing is that we want it to be your story, and we want it to be real.

What should your submission be about?

Motherhood. It is that simple and that complicated. We do not want tributes. We do want stories. Tell us a story about your mom. Tell us a story about yourself. Or your wife or your aunt or your sister or your best friend. We even want stories about why you don’t want to be a mom or can’t be a mom or decided to wait to be a mom. So not so much about motherS, but about motherHOOD. Still not sure, check out our show on YouTube from last year to get a better idea.

Listen To Your Mother Show - Southeast Texas Audition Flier
The Details and Requirements

– True story, written only by you (no memorizing)
– Must own the rights to read your story and have it appear on YouTube
– Three to five minutes when read aloud
– Keep it G to PG13 (or it may be edited for language)
– Essay or poetry
– One submission per person
– Auditions are by appointment only
– Email your submission to for an appointment time
– We will email a confirmation and appointment time
– Auditions are Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 – 4:00 at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center.
– If selected, attend two mandatory rehearsals on 3/28 and 4/25
– Be available for the show on May 9th.

Ready? Set. Go!

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Everybody’s Got One…

by elaine on January 13, 2015

… A mother that is.  So, I am guessing (I mean I know, actually) that since everyone has a mother everyone also has a motherhood story.  Of some sort.  And, if you happen to also BE a mother, then I absolutely, positively know you have a story (or 10) about THAT!

During our show last year we heard stories from people about their mothers, about being a mother and even about a grandmother as a mother.  We know there are so many different and diverse tales of motherhood and WE want to hear them.

Auditions will be open soon for our show and we want to give those interested a heads up.  All the information about the show is included below:

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You can start submitting your stories on February 2nd.


We cannot wait to read and hear them!


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The Biggest Season Yet!

November 18, 2014

“Now that I am grown, I realize that my mom was the wisest woman I knew.  I regret that I never told her.” – Dolores Mitchell   That is just one quote from twelve different, heart-tugging, amazing stories told last May in The Jefferson Theater in Beaumont, Texas. Jennifer and I, along with the creator of the show, Ann Imig, are thrilled to announce that we will be c0-producing and directing another show this coming May 2015!   And! AND!  This years shows span the country with 39 total cities, including 10 new cities.  WOW!   Now that we are veterans (WHEE!) we are so excited to hear even more stories of motherhood and bring another show to fruition, so please stay tuned for submission and audition information. Make sure you don’t miss any Listen to Your Mother national news by subscribing to the our monthly newsletter for updates about auditions, ticket sales, the Listen to […]

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 6, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Southeast Texas show on our YouTube channel. Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA. by

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May 29, 2014

Please welcome Kelley Nettles, one of the cast members of LTYM, Southeast TX 2014 and her guest post about her experience with the show.  You can also find Kelley at her blog, Kelley’s Breakroom!   There are many reasons that I am so grateful to Jennifer Williams and Elaine Alguire, the two women behind the production of the Listen To Your Mother Show in Southeast Texas.  However, the primary reason  I am grateful is because they allowed me to connect with people across many different walks of life over one unifying, beautiful thing- motherhood.   Motherhood was something that I thought I may never know personally. Both of my boys were not easy to come by. There were many years I thought that I would never, ever have children. There were many years that my heart hurt over never having a baby of my own. I went through many peaks and valleys throughout that time. […]

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