Monday, January 30, 2012

Listen To Your Mother Auditions are here!

As you may know, I am thrilled to help bring the national show, Listen to Your Mother to Chicago this year. My partner, Melisa Wells of Suburban Scrawl, and I have been working really hard to make the 2012 show something really special. We've even found a fabulous restaurant, Uncommon Ground on Clark Street to host our audition night! I can't wait to try their delicious sounding crab cake sandwich while listening to all of your amazing pieces. I especially want to thank Uncommon Ground for their generous donation of their space! You're sure to find it as comfortable as we do and maybe you'll even stick around to chat with fellow writers over a cup of coffee and a creme brulee!

Naturally, for the show to come together, we're going to need some truly special speakers! Interested? Of course you are! Because you guys all have stories to tell and we want to hear them. If you live in the Northern Illinois area and want to audition to read your piece about motherhood, please read audition announcement details below. Remember that this is not a show for ONLY MOTHERS. If you are a man, woman, child, teen, adult and have been influenced by motherhood? Then you qualify!


Chicago’s first ever LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show needs YOU!

(The show is scheduled for Sunday, 5/6/12 at a downtown Chicago venue to be announced soon.)

All ages, genders, ethnicities, varieties of writers are invited to audition for the show—-NON-MOTHERS WELCOME. Bring your own original humorous, poignant, and soulful words about the beauty, the beast, and the barely rested that is motherhood (or about your mother/person who raised you).

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Sunday, February 26 (3:00-10:00 pm) at Uncommon Ground, 3800 North Clark Street, Chicago.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN AUDITION: please send an email to Tracey at with the word “AUDITION” in the subject line. Please include your name and availability. Appointment slots (15-minutes each) will be first-come/first-serve until all slots are filled. AUDITION PIECES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES. Please time yourself reading aloud before auditioning and edit if necessary. Shorter is fine. Shorter is great!

On audition day:
1. Bring a copy of your piece that will not be returned.
2. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form
3. Previously published work is accepted as long as author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for the event.

Commitment as a cast member includes two rehearsals TBD in March/April, and a pre-performance run-through at the theater.

Many LTYM Alumni had no professional writing or stage experience, some had never spoken in public—all will tell you of the amazing experience of sharing their story before their community.
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