Writers and Performers: Listen to Your Mother NYC auditions

Listen to Your Mother

As you know from reading this blog, I am associated with a show called Listen to Your Mother and I’m excited to announce that auditions are coming soon!

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. This year Listen to Your Mother will be presented in 24 cities nationwide.  If you want to get a sense of what last year’s show looked like, you can watch our videos here:LTYM-NYC Videos.

We are seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect of motherhood in the second annual show, to be held at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2013 – at 5 pm.

People of all ages, types, backgrounds, and experience-levels are invited to audition. No previous stage experience is necessary. Non-moms WELCOME (men too!). We encourage diverse perspectives on the subject of mothers or mothering.

We are looking for humorous, poignant, painful, joyful or soulful original pieces on mothers and mothering which take three to five minutes to read aloud (please check this before the audition). Previously published work accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for this event.

Auditions will be held on the following dates by appointment only:

Saturday, February 23th  12pm – 5pm

Monday, February 25th  6pm – 9pm

Tuesday, February 26th  10am – 2pm

To schedule an audition, email listentoyourmothernyc@gmail.com. Please include your name and your availability during the time slots listed above. Auditions are being held in Manhattan – exact location and other details will be sent with your confirmed appointment time.

The firm commitment for cast members includes two rehearsals, a pre-performance run-through at Symphony Space, and the 5 p.m. performance on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2013.

If you are anxious about auditioning and/or performing, read this encouraging post by LTYM-Spokane Producer/Director Stacey: A word on stage fright and storytelling.

Good luck!

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  1. Lorette, is certainly is! My wonderful friends are involved. Check this out: http://www.listentoyourmothershow.com/chicago/2013/01/16/the-windy-citys-2013-show-is-going-to-blow-you-away/

  2. What a wonderful idea…wish I lived in NY so I could at least attend this. I would have to include my grandmother in this as well.
    Any chance you will do this in Chicago?

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