Join Us at the Riverview Theatre on Thursday May 5 at 7PM!

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It is, quite literally, the most wonderful time of the year: Listen to Your Mother season is in full swing!

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Listen to Your Mother is the celebration of motherhood that we all wish we’d thought of, and that luckily national director Ann Imig did think of! Now affectionately known as LTYM, Listen to Your Mother is a series of live, on-stage readings across North America on or around Mother’s Day.

LTYM Twin Cities 2013

Our (inaugural!) 2013 TWIN CITIES LTYM CAST

Most LTYM readers aren’t professional writers and many of them aren’t mothers. LTYM readers are people with stories about motherhood to tell. And this includes absolutely everyone—especially you.

LTYM Twin Cities 2014

Our 2014 TWIN CITIES LTYM CAST

The mission of each LTYM show is to give voice to motherhood–the good, the bad, the sad, the ugly, the hilarious, the golden, and of course, the beautiful–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors.

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Our 2015 TWIN CITIES LTYM cast

We are beyond thrilled to host the fourth LTYM show in the Twin Cities. Our show will stay at its beautiful home, the historic Riverview Theatre in Minneapolis, and our show date is Thursday, May 5th at 7:PM.

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We’ll be hosting four open audition times (listed below). Sign up, prepare your story, and come read it to us. After listening to everyone read, we’ll announce our 2016 Twin Cities cast in February.

Some things to note:

  • Your story should be 3-5 minutes long — time yourself and add or delete as needed, then time yourself again. We’ll time you at auditions as well.
  • The theme is motherhood, what you do with this is up to you. But your story has to center around motherhood — the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the sad, the scary, and, of course, the golden.
  • Tell the story only you can tell. Be detailed. We want you.
  • To get ready for your audition, watch past stories on the LTYM YouTube channel. There are over 1,000 stories in the Listen to Your Mother YouTube archive. We’re partial to our Twin Cities alumni, but there are a ridiculous number of stories to watch to get a feel for LTYM and to get you in the mood to audition. You can search by theme if you’d like to hear stories that center around the same topic as yours.
  • All stories might be edited.
  • Consider yourself booked on show day. We’ll have a tech rehearsal that day, time to be determined.
  • There are two mandatory group rehearsals in the months prior to the show. These are mandatory because we need to hear your story with the others to know how they’ll all best fit together to tell a collective story of motherhood.
  • Before auditions, practice reading your story out loud. We want to get a taste for what our audience will hear and feel on May 5th.

Our four audition dates are: Thursday January 28th 5-8 PM; Saturday January 30th 9:AM-5:PM; Sunday January 31st 12:PM-5:PM and Thursday February 4th 5:PM-9:PM

You can sign up for (only) one slot that works for you at the link below. If you need to change your appointment, please do so in a timely manner so someone else can have that slot.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to complete an audition sheet and bring two extra copies of your piece to your audition so each director can have one.

Remember that your piece must be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud. 

Sign up by clicking here. We can can’t wait to hear YOUR story!

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Twin Cities directors VIKKI REICH and GALIT BREEN We can’t wait to hear your story!

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Oh #TwinCities, Are We Ever Happy To Be Back!

by Galit on November 10, 2015

Vikki and I can hardly believe our fourth Listen to Your Mother season is about to begin!

The national Listen to Your Mother Show 2016 announcement video went live last week and it is, unsurprisingly, phenomenal.

Our Twin Cities show will be on our traditional Thursday night before Mother’s Day — May 5th, 2016 — at the Riverview Theatre.

Everything about our show — the date, the theatre, the stories, you — are all like coming home now. And with 41 cities hosting shows this year nationally, and with three alumni casts to cheer on our fourth cast (!) locally in The Cities, we know this homecoming is going to be extra sweet.

In the next few months we’ll share more information about the show, so make sure you’re following Listen to Your Mother on Twitter and on Facebook to stay in loop and save the date for the fourth annual Listen to Your Mother Show in the Twin Cities!

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The Listen to Your Mother Videos Are LIVE, #TwinCities!

July 13, 2015

The 2015 Listen to Your Mother Show videos are LIVE and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you! Watch the absolutely stunning Twin Cities 2015 show on the LTYM YouTube channel and then get lost in the 400 other videos from 37 other cities! Ready, set, go! Our LTYM shows wouldn’t be possible without the love and support of our national sponsors, SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 and Luvs and our local sponsors, Brady Kroll, Realtor; Glimpses of Soul Photography; Dr. Jennifer Orthodontics; Mary’s Marketplace; Rachel Frost, Independent Jamberry Consultant; TWVS Motion Imaging; Your Lucky Day; Poppy Togs & Clogs; and Twin Spirits Distillery, who allowed us to give Motherhood A Microphone in the Twin Cities! by

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Oh, What A Night

May 23, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Listen to Your Mother is already two weeks gone. It was, in a word, breathtaking. The nerves. The friendships. Were all new. But this year, there was also the tradition of the show. Lorna Landvik was back as our emcee. She’s been with us since the beginning. Members of both of our alumni casts came early for hugs and photos (and to usher!)! And before we knew it, it was time to open the doors. And absolutely fill the Riverview Theatre. (700 people!) Lorna surprised us by bringing her ukulele. (I bet not everyone can say that!) And our cast, ohmyheart, our cast. Every story, every word, every hug, every high-five, and every cheer they gave each other, our audience, and us took our breath away. They absolutely knocked this night out of the park. And all too soon, it was over. Thank you, Twin Cities. For a night […]

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TOMORROW Is The Day!

May 6, 2015

Our third Listen To Your Mother – Twin Cities show is tomorrow – May 7th! We are excited, nervous, proud, and honestly just ready to shine tomorrow.   The cast is ready – and the stories are unique and beautiful and funny and heartbreaking. It will be a show to remember. We are so grateful again to our sponsors and will continue to love them throughout the year.   Lorna Landvik is ready to emcee again this year(and we just want to pinch ourselves because we are so lucky to have her), and I’m sure she will have some surprises for all of us. The Riverview Theater is ready and we will be busy setting up to greet all of you tomorrow for the show. (Bring money for their amazing popcorn). We are so humbled again to give back 10% off all ticket sales to our cause partner – The Jeremiah Program.   […]

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