Join Us at The Riverview Theatre on 5/7/15 at 7PM!

Click here for LTYM: Twin Cities audition information.

Happy New Year, Twin Cities! I think I can speak for Tracy, Vikki, and I when I say that the most wonderful time of year is now here — it’s time to get our Listen to Your Mother 2015 season rolling!

As always, our show will be on Thursday, May 7th at 7:PM at the historic and beautiful Riverview Theatre. This is home for our show and we’re thrilled to be back.

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Photo via The Riverview Theatre

Now we’re ready for our favorite part: To listen to your stories and find out which 10-14 of them will make up our third show.

If you are a mother, have a mother, know a mother, never-ever want to be a mother, then this call for auditions is for you.

Most LTYM readers aren’t professional writers, they’re people with stories about motherhood to tell. And this includes absolutely everyone.

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Our 2013 cast

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 cast in February.

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Our 2014 cast

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 7th.

Our four audition dates are: Wednesday January 14th 6-8 PM, Sunday January 25th 12:30-5:PM, Saturday February 7th 9:AM-5:PM, and Sunday February 8th 9:AM-5: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 three 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 want you!

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Galit, Vikki, and Tracy — we can’t wait to hear *your* story!

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We’re Back, Twin Cities!

by Galit on November 18, 2014

Well hello, Twin Cities! Tracy, Vikki, and I are over the moon to be back for our third Listen to Your Mother show!

At a national level, we have so many exciting things to announce…

There are 29 returning cities hosting LTYM shows this year!

There are 10 brand new cities!

And the first ever Listen to Your Mother book is available for pre-sale right now — and it has several Twin Cities alumni essays in it!

And, locally, our two alumni casts and the three of us are revving up for our third season.

We absolutely can’t wait to hear your — yes, your — stories. We’ll have plenty of information in the next few months about auditions and show dates and gentle nudges to share your words, so follow LTYM on Twitter and Facebook to stay in loop.

To whet your appetite, take a look at the 2015 announcement video. It’s absolutely fabulous.

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Thank you for being here, it’s so good to be back!

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 5, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Twin Cities show on our YouTube channel. Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com 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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Thank you, Twin Cities!

May 15, 2014

Last Thursday over 500 people joined us at The Riverview Theatre for the second annual Twin Cities Listen to Your Mother show! Our gorgeous, super-engaged audience was filled with family, friends, and strangers open to something Tracy, Vikki, and I value with every fiber of our being: storytelling. And apparently, singing in rounds thanks to our ridiculously talented emcee Lorna Landvik! Our amazing audience laughed together, we passed each other tissues, and we looked at each other with the kind of eyes that say, I see you. Each of our storytellers took the stage like she owned it. And our audience loved her like an old friend. While each story was as unique as the woman who penned it, they wove together to tell the collective tale of motherhood. Here’s a taste from each chapter. I never wanted children. I don’t want to have my baby in any of these places, in any of the […]

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The Show is THIS WEEK!

May 4, 2014

We had our final rehearsal for our 2014 show. It’s been a week since our rehearsal, and yet I’ve had a hard time putting the magic of those few hours into words that make sense. Which is ironic as our show and our rehearsal are all about the words. The beauty of their stories overwhelm me – so I will let the photos from this rehearsal tell their own tale.   The stories of motherhood that are hilarious. The stories that are heartbreaking. The stories that we can all relate to. Our rehearsal was not only spent listening again to their words – but discussing a bit of business and logistics about the night of the show – when to arrive, what to wear, where to meet, and how to relax and enjoy the moment. Because for many – getting up a stage is something they’ve done many times, yet for some it’s […]

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