About a year ago, I was surfing the internet and came across a show called Listen to Your Mother. I was immediately intrigued. As a social media marketer who lives and breathes NYC theater, I wanted to be a part of it. Here was a show that merged two worlds I care most about. Created by humorist Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants, the show was a “live reading by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood.” It was amazing, and I was intrigued. I made sure that before BlogHer ended, where I finally came face to face with the show, I introduced to myself to Ann. Sometimes you know you have to meet someone, and she was that someone.
And boy, am I sure that I did. That meeting led to an incredible opportunity that I can finally share with you. I am going to be involved with the 2012 national tour of the show!
To give you more background, Listen To Your Mother began with one show of local writers reading in Madison on Mother’s Day 2010. Bloggers across the country began asking to host LTYM in their home towns, and in 2011 they went national with shows in Austin, Los Angeles, Madison, NW Indiana, and Spokane.
The show is by women, for women, about women. The show’s mission is about supporting women in more ways than one. I’ll be sharing more news about that in the days to come and if you are a local writer, start writing as we’ll be holding auditions early next year!
For 2012, in keeping with the goal to give LTYM to as many communities as possible, they’re doubling the number of shows to TEN!! The big news for me is that I’m a part of the NYC crew. I’m joining a cast of incredible women as Associate Producer (my first producing title ever) to bring the show to our town on May 6th. It is an honor and privilege and I honestly could not be more excited.
Here is the 10 city line-up that was announced today – you should follow all of these amazing women’s blogs, on Twitter and elsewhere.
AUSTIN: Co-Director/Producers Wendi Aarons and Jennifer Sutton
MADISON: National Director, Ann Imig
NW ARKANSAS: Director/Producer Lela Davidson
NW INDIANA: Director/Producer Stephanie Precourt
Mark your calendars. See you at the theater to celebrate Mother’s Day next year!