A little over a year ago I found Listen to Your Mother (LTYM).
LTYM is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day. Each Listen to Your Mother show is locally produced and directed.
I have been a mother for over 10 years. It has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my entire life. It has defined who I am. Just like all of you, I have stories of motherhood to tell. I have feelings and understandings to talk about.
The mission of each Listen to Your Mother production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering. LTYM gives the good, the bad, and the ugly of motherhood, a voice.
It is a magical night where women come together to share stories and share a stage.
The most exciting part, I will be the Producer/Director of Listen to Your Mother, Northern Utah. Coming Mother's Day 2013. I am humbled, grateful, excited, nervous, and overwhelmed.
Yep, we are bringing this national event right here to Utah and you are all invited. I couldn't be more excited!
There will be lots more details to come, but now that the official announcement has been made, we can start talking about this exciting event.
Producing and directing a night that celebrates Motherhood? What could be better?
The launch video went live today. Take a look. Feel free to share the excitement with your friends. Especially if you, or they, live in Utah. I would love to meet all of you at the auditions, and the event.
Here are a few facts, just to clear things up.
You do not have to be a mother to participate. You can write about your mother, another mother, a grandmother, even single-fatherhood. As long as it's your authentic story and a tribute to mothering.
You do not have to be a professional actor or writer. Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours.
LTYM is not open mic. Each Listen to Your Mother is auditioned, directed, produced and rehearsed with professional production values, creating a well-crafted and memorable theatrical experience.
Do you want to read in the LTYM Utah production? Of course you do! Audition details will be announced late Winter-early Spring 2013. And there will be plenty of information coming soon to our individual city page.
What an exciting journey the next few months will be.