As bloggers, we are storytellers.
We love to tell stories. And hear stories.
Everyone’s story is different; one is not better or worse than another no matter how much flowery language or social media is attached to it.
Some stories are happy, others sad. Some inspire us while others let us peek into an angry world. Just because YOUR truth doesn’t coincide with someone else’s truth doesn’t mean that they are wrong. It means you’re different from one another with different stories, adventures and experiences.
How boring would the world be if we all had the same outlook on everything. Yawn!
This is where you come in.
Listen To Your Mother is looking for YOUR unique voice, truth, story, adventure.
This is an amazing opportunity for us storytellers here in Utah. Including you–hopeful mothers, birth mothers, single mothers, expectant mothers, adoptive mothers …and so on.
I hear from LTYM’s organizers that only 24 cities were chosen to participate this year and that Utah’s storytellers will garner national attention.
Tickets will be on sale this week for the show on May 9th at Thanksgiving Point.
What is LTYM?
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.
Do I have to be a mother to participate?
No. Write about your mother, write about a grandparent or another person who raised you. Write about your desire or difficulties becoming a mother. Write about adoption. Whatever you write, as long as it’s your authentic story and a tribute to mothering, it should be appropriate for auditions.
Do I have to be a writer or performer?
Absolutely not. Everyone has a story, and LTYM wants to hear yours. You don’t have to be a blogger either. Anyone can audition. We all have a story. ALL of us. We want to give Mother’s Day a microphone!
Is LTYM an open mic?
No. Each LTYM is audition, directed, produced, and rehearsed with professional production values, creatinging a well-crafted and memorable theatrical experience.
How can I read in an LTYM production?
LTYM13 productions are slated for 24 cities across the country. Auditions will be held in Provo March 9th from 10:30-1pm and then on March 14th from 6-9pm. They will be held in SLC on March 16th from 12:30-6pm. Contact Heather at listentoyourmotherutah@gmail.
Everyone has a story to tell, come tell us yours!
Here are a few other things to consider…
- Your piece should be on motherhood.
- 3-5 minutes long when read out loud
- You do not have to be a mother to be in the show!
- Pieces do not need to be memorized
- You do not need to be a writer, or a professional performer
- Previously published works are acceptable as long as you have full rights to the piece
- You will need to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out an audition form
- Please bring a copy of your piece to leave with us. It will not be returned
- Examples of LTYM auditions (funny and serious).
I’ve been mulling over a few options for my audition. Funny? Emotional? Infertility related? Adoption oriented? I can’t decide.
I hope you’ll come and share your story, your truth, your experiences, your adventures.
I will see you there!