Join Us at The Bing Crosby Theater at 7pm on 5/10/15!

Tickets on sale now through Tickets West
or at the door for $15.  Box office opens an hour before the show.
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LTYM Spokane 2015 Is Cast

by Elise on February 27, 2015

IMG_4235And what a cast it is!  But before we get to that, Stacey and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who auditioned. It was, far and away and without a doubt, the best audition year we have ever had. The number of you who came to share with us and the breadth and depth of what you shared truly blew us away. Also, NO ONE, not one person, was late.  You are our people, and we thank you.

With every reader we heard our hearts soared and sank because we knew, we know, that we can only cast a fraction of those who turned out and there were SO MANY stories worth sharing.  After five days of angsting and talking and emailing and making spreadsheets and ordering and re-ordering lists (and perhaps one trip to the bar with said lists in hand) we are thrilled to say that we have cast Spokane’s 5th Listen To Your Mother Show!  

Please take a moment to celebrate these amazing women with us:

Anna Beer

Caroline Woodwell

Cherie Killilea

Cyndi Slizza

Deborah Calkins

Katy Vancil

Lindsey Dewey

Penny Simonson

Sarah Bain

Sarah Sanderson

Stacy Kowtko

Stephanie Regalado

Susannah Wessell

It is going to be a fantastic show and we can’t wait to see you there.  Tickets are on sale now, or email for information on group sales.


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Spokane 2015 auditions are open

by Elise on January 7, 2015

The Spokane audition announcement is out and we’ve already received appointment emails!  There are plenty of spots left and we really want to hear your story, so send us an email and reserve an audition time.  Details are below.



We seek Spokane writers to read their original essays on motherhood in the fifth annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane show at the Bing Crosby Theater on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 21 by appointment only.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a community-oriented celebration of the beauty, the heartbreak, the trials and triumphs that are MOTHERHOOD.  It is directed and produced in Spokane by local moms and writers Stacey Conner and Elise Raimi.

No previous stage experience is necessary. Bring your original writing, whether humorous, poignant, painful, joyful or soulful on mothers or the experience of mothering.  Pieces should be five minutes or less when read aloud.  If you are cast, it will be to read the work auditioned.

People of all ages, types, and backgrounds and writers of all experience-levels are encouraged to audition.  Although mothers are welcome, you need not be a mother: we encourage diverse perspectives on the subject of mothers or mothering.

Previously published work accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for this event.

Commitment for cast members includes two group read-throughs in April, a pre-performance run-through at the Bing Crosby Theater and one 7:00 p.m. performance on Mother’s Day.

To schedule a February 21 audition, email  Please include your name and your availability for an appointment.  (Please also email us with questions or if you are in need of encouragement!)

We would love to listen to your words.  Come and audition. Help us to continue this Spokane Mother’s Day tradition.


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LTYM Spokane is FIVE!

November 20, 2014

Welcome to LTYM Spokane 2015! With this post we are officially kicking off our fifth year, and it is going to be BIG!  We are reaching out for MORE auditioners, MORE sponsors, MORE audience, MORE stories than ever before, and we are so excited! Stay tuned for information about auditions and please send us an email if you are interested in getting involved. As LTYM Spokane turns five LTYM turns six, and is kicking off its season by announcing the addition of TEN new cities to the national line-up.  Add to that TWENTY NINE returning cities and that brings the national movement to a total of 39.  THIRTY NINE! Check out the announcement, see if there is a show near you and become a part of the movement! by

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 5, 2014

Watch the LTYM: Spokane 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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Time of our lives

May 14, 2014

You aren’t supposed to start at the end, but it’s hard not to start there when the end looks like this. A standing ovation for Spokane’s incredible 2014 Listen To Your Mother cast.  I wanted to kiss every single person in the audience in that moment and grab their cheeks and give them big sloppy, crying hugs, because it felt like Elise and I had said: “Look at them, aren’t they beautiful?  Aren’t their stories unique and universal and important?  Don’t you feel changed?  Will you be able to look at any one tomorrow and not wonder about their story? Their struggles? Their triumphs?” And they stood up and replied – yes, they are … and no, we won’t. Producing LTYM is a privilege start to finish, from audition day, through all the headaches and details and planning, to show day, but the real privilege is watching that arc of electric connection form […]

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