Just like that, the submission period for Chicago’s 2013 LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show is over.
Tracey and I couldn’t be more excited about the diversity (in subject, perspective, and emotion) and quality writing that makes up the huge batch of essays we now have in our hot little hands. We want to thank those of you who sent in submissions. We know that your stories, so deeply personal, are your treasures and we appreciate your trusting us with them.
Tracey and I have already read each essay at least once, and even though we talk on the phone ten times a day (okay, fifteen), we will be meeting in person to finalize who we’d like to invite to auditions, which will be held on February 9 and 10.
Everyone who submitted an essay will receive an email either way at the end of next week. (Please wait until Saturday, January 26 to follow up with us if you don’t hear anything: we have lots and lots of emails to send!)
After auditions, Tracey and I will have the tough job of deciding which readings in which combination will make the very best 2013 Chicago show, and after about a week (maybe more) of discussions, we’ll announce our cast. Our two required rehearsals will be on the afternoons of Sunday, March 10 and Sunday, April 21, and the show itself will take place on Sunday, May 5!
What we do know is that this show is going to BLOW THE AUDIENCE AWAY. No doubt.
So that’s the update!
Keep an eye on this space because we’ll be announcing our 2013 cause very soon!