FAQ

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 single-fatherhood. 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 professional actor or writer?
Absolutely not. Everyone has a story, and LTYM wants to hear yours.  

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?
 LTYM 12 productions are slated for Austin, Chicago, DC, Madison, NYC, NW Arkansas, NW Indiana, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Spokane, WA. Audition details to be announced in late winter/early spring 2012, and more information coming soon on individual city pages.

What is “LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Salon”?
LTYM Salon is a scaled-down, informal, “unplugged” version of LTYM. Creative Alliance, a gathering of highly-motivated online women hosted the first Mom Salon in Ojai, CA in 2010, and BlogHer co-hosted an Open Mic Salon at BlogHer’11 in San Diego.

Can I host an LTYM production in my area in 2013?
If you have interest in hosting an LTYM Mother’s Day production for 2013, email National Director Ann Imig, listentoyourmothershow@gmail.com

I’m from a company interested in sponsoring LTYM National. Who do I contact? Please email deb@platformunlimited

What are LTYM’s causes?
10% of all LTYM ticket proceeds benefit non-profit charitable organizations. Click the “causes” under the “about” tab to learn more.