Join Us This Mother’s Day on May 14th at the Bing Crosby Theater – 7PM!

Meet the cast! 

Drumroll Please….

by Elise on March 12, 2017

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It feels impossible that this marks the seventh year that we have had the honor of taking an entire day out of our lives just to hear stories.  We had a record number of auditions this year and with that came the hardest casting decisions to date.  We were blown away by the range, depth and beauty of the stories that we were lucky enough to hear.  A HUGE thank you to everyone who auditioned, to the Kolva Sullivan Gallery and to Jennifer LaRue for providing us with a beautiful space for the day,  and to our badass city of Spokane.

And now, without further delay, our 2017 Listen To Your Mother Spokane cast:

Rebekah Giangreco

Heather Grover

Heather Huntoon

Joseph King

Heidi Lasher

Amberlynn Leschke

Polly McMahon

Elisha Miranda

Jennifer Vesbit

Laura Woods

Katrina Vogel

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Auditions Are Here Spokane!

by Elise on January 5, 2017

Come May 2017, this could be you:

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Nervous, excited, (warm!) prepared, confident and about to tell your story to the kindest, most receptive audience in town at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Listen To Your Mother is a community oriented celebration of the beauty, the heartbreak, the trials and triumphs that are motherhood.  Directed and produced in Spokane by local moms Stacey Conner and Elise Raimi, LTYM Spokane is part of a national series of performances which is celebrating it’s grand finale year with performances in 32 cities across the country.You do not have to be a mother, a writer or a performer to participate; you just need a story about motherhood or mothering.  We encourage everyone to audition – the more varied the backgrounds, experiences and stories we can tell on stage the better!

All the details are below so check ’em out and email us to reserve your audition space, to get more information or for general encouragement with your decision to audition.  We can’t wait to hear your story.

  • To schedule a March 4th audition, email listentoyourmotherspokane@gmail.com.
    • Please include your name and your availability for an appointment. (Please also email us with questions or if you are in need of encouragement!)
  • Pieces should be five minutes or less when read aloud.
  • No previous stage experience is necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Auditions are closed – only you, Stacey and Elise.  The environment is friendly, welcoming, accepting and affirmative.

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 2017!

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How we track the passing of our days and years says a lot about what one holds important at a given point in time. What grade you were in, which dumpy apartment you called home in college or early work life, the number of years in a profession, the age of your children or, if you are lucky enough to live in a city with a Listen To Your Mother Show, number of show years.  We in Spokane are STILL amazed that we get to count our years using the last marker and are thrilled to announce the beginning of the 2017 season – our SEVENTH in Spokane!  Check out our snazzy video to get excited about auditioning and to feel all the feels from last year’s amazing shows. We will be holding auditions for the Spokane show in mid to late February.  Email us at listentoyourmotherspokane@gmail.com to make sure you are the first to get […]

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