I have to admit that until this year, I hadn't known anything about the national productions of the Listen to Your Mother show–other than I should have done so more often, I'm sure.
The LTYM website, listentoyourmothershow.com states: "The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors."
To learn more about the Milwaukee show for 2017, visit http://www.listentoyourmothershow.com/milwaukee where you'll also find a list of "cast" members (i.e., "readers") and a link to the national website, where it is written: The videos of presentations from past shows are inspiring.
In February, I auditioned for the Milwaukee "cast," and am delighted to have been selected. As we heard each other's stories during our first two rehearsals–and laughed and cried together–it became obvious why the Listen to Your Mother Shows have moved so many audiences throughout the country. The Directors of the Milwaukee show–Alexandra Rosas, Rochelle Fritsch, and Jenny Gaskell–have provided our cast with an environment that has been warm, encouraging, and supportive.
Don't miss our LTYM Milwaukee show. Alverno College (Milwaukee) Wehr Hall on Sunday, May 7 at 3 PM.
Additional information will be posted on the Listen to Your Mother/ Milwaukee website.
By the way, I'm very proud to be the only "guy" in the cast. The same is true with respect to the list of authors whose work is included in the Hidden Timber Books anthology, Family Memories From the Attic. (See, my 1/20/2017 post.) So...what's up with that?