GANG! I was chosen to be a part of the 2016 Listen To Your Mother (LYTM) cast!
LYTM features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested parts of motherhood, in staged community shows celebrating Mother’s Day. All shows are recorded and shared on the LTYMShow YouTube channel.
Each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities. This year, there will be 41 different LYTM shows around the country!
I’m honored to have been chosen as part of the Twin Cities cast. Out of 80 auditions, only 12 of us were chosen to perform this year. I know how difficult that decision had to have been for the producers and I am thankful they thought my story was worth sharing.
The Twin Cities Listen to Your Mother show is on May 5th at 7pm at The Riverview Theater in Minneapolis.
I’d be ecstatic if you came to cheer me on! Tickets are only $18 and last year’s show did sell out. If you’re interested in attending, get your tickets here.
Here’s an excerpt from one of the emails I received from the LTYM producers. I think it represents what the LTYM show is all about. I also think it fits in with what I try to do here on An Early Start – if I can give one person hope, then I’m doing my job.
“Thank you for taking a huge leap by sharing your story with LTYM, and with your friends and neighbors this spring. You’re giving the Twin Cities a Mother’s Day gift like no other–an electrifying celebration of the work of motherhood that brings people together via laughter, tears, and so many nods of recognition. Don’t be surprised if audience members approach you in the lobby after the show and say “me too.” This is what LTYM’s megaphone represents–your ability and willingness to give voice not just for you, but also for many others who share a similar experience, but are not yet (and may never be) ready to stand at a podium and speak it into a microphone in front of hundreds of moms, dads, sons, and daughters.”
Author: Andrea M
Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.
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