FAQs & WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN
AUDTIONING FOR LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER:
WHO CAN AUDITION?
We welcome absolutely everyone! Our show has featured storytellers of all backgrounds and ages. We are inclusive and we are happy to have you.
HOW, WHERE, & WHEN DO I AUDITION?
You'll be signing up for ONE audition slot on ONE of four days: March 3, 5, 10 or 12. All auditions will be held at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., 14607.
WHO WILL BE AUDITIONING ME?
Our 2022 production team! We're all compassionate, patient, open-minded, sensitive, and grateful people who will probably want to give you a hug (especially if you need one) after you read for us.
We host auditions in a judgment-free space. We have tissues and water for you. We want to make you as comfortable as possible -- after all, we know that you've worked hard to write down your story.
WHAT KIND OF STORY CAN I BRING TO READ?
A memory. A tribute. A story about that time you were so frustrated/ proud/ nervous/ terrified/ ecstatic/ forlorn/ hopeful. About that time you wish you had... or hadn't... About the worst thing you ever said to your mom/kid. About the best advice you ever heard. About that time that has stuck with you for years; the first time you... Stories about the wonders, joys, worries, and woes of Motherhood -- in all its glory and messiness. Your story just needs to be TRUE. (And about five minutes long.)
Our show has featured regular storytelling and narrative poetry. The best stories are relatable, accessible, and well-edited.
AUDTIONING FOR LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER IS SIMPLE:
1. write your story down. Whether funny, heartwarming, cry-your-eyes-out... whether it's a memory or story about your own mom, a tribute to partner who's a great mom, becoming a mom, not becoming a mom, or being one, WE WANT TO HEAR IT. For some examples of what LTYM stories have sounded like, click here.
2. stories should be about five minutes in length when read aloud.(We cannot help you edit prior to auditions. Sorry.)
We suggest reading your piece aloud a few times before auditions.
3. SIGN UP!