We are so excited to be bringing LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER back to Baton Rouge for a second year!
What is LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER?
Every year in the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, in cities across the nation, locals tell their own stories in a 90 minute live-reading show celebrating and validating motherhood. The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show is to take audiences on a well-crafted journey giving voice to motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity and humor. They include hyper-local sponsorship and give back financially to a local non-profit, in our case, the Emerge Center.
Does this sound like something you want to see? How about participate in? Auditions are being scheduled right now!
Who can audition?
Whether you had a mom, are a mom, know a mom, were raised by a grandma/auntie/sister/friend, wherever you come from and whoever you are, your story matters and we would love to hear it!
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Baton Rouge is looking for a diverse collection of people to read their own words about motherhood at the Manship Theatre on May 1, 2016. All ages and experience levels are invited to audition and non-mothers are welcome (yes- men, too)!! This isn’t just for bloggers or professional writers; this show is for anyone with a story to tell about motherhood, whatever that looks like to you.
Make sure motherhood is the star focus of your piece. It can be glorious and gutsy, hilarious or heart-wrenching, and it must be a true story written by you. Previously published work is accepted if you retain the rights/have express permission to use the piece. Your piece should last no more than 5 minutes spoken aloud. Less is fine! Do not memorize your work.
You must be able to commit to two rehearsals (March 19 & April 16) as well as be available from 11am-7pm on show day, May 1, 2016. Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursday, February 11 from 4-8pm and Saturday, February 13 from 10am-2pm in Baton Rouge. Bring your own original humorous, poignant, or soulful words about any variation of motherhood as you know it.
How can I audition?
**TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT** send an email to Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Audition” as the subject line. Please include your name and availability during the listed times. Appointments will be first come, first served until all slots are filled. Or feel free to fill out this online form and the director will get back with you to schedule your audition!
So what are you waiting for! Grab your audition spot today!
Baton Rouge Moms Contributors,
Meghan Matt – LTYM Director & Audrey Hayworth LTYM Producer