‘Listen to Your Mother’ Wants YOUR Stories About Motherhood

by The Village Green
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Everyone has something to say about motherhood. Now here’s your chance to share your stories about motherhood — from the funny to the poignant, the quirky to the inspirational — with the community.

The second annual North Jersey “Listen to Your Mother” Show, sponsored by Midtown Direct Rep, returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m. Performed in 39 cities across the country in celebration of Mother’s Day, LTYM features live readings by local writers on “the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood,” according to the LTYM website. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by and for local communities, and the goal is to celebrate and validate mothering, “in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.”

The North Jersey show premiered last year and was a rousing success. This year, the producers are seeking an even more diverse cast and are encouraging everyone — men, women, kids, teens, young adults, parents and non-parents — to audition.

Audition Information 

Auditions will be held at SOPAC on Thursday, February 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You will have 5 minutes to share an original piece with us about motherhood. Whether you are a mother, want to be a mother, or have a mother, we want to hear your stories!

To reserve an audition slot, send an email to ltymnj@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Write AUDITION in the subject line
  • Full name
  • Email address AND phone number where we can reach you
  • Whether or not you have any preferences for dates/times. We can’t guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you, but we will certainly make an effort.

To see videos of last year’s incredible, entertaining and moving stories, visit the LTYM website.

Each LTYM city partners with a local charity that works with mothers in the community. This year, North Jersey LTYM will be donating 10% of ticket sales to Eva’s Village Hope Residence for Mothers and Children, an organization whose mission is to “feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted, and provide free medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual.”

To purchase tickets to the show, visit the SOPAC website.


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