If there is one thing about motherhood, it’s that it comes with stories. Whether you’re a mother or not, you certainly have a mother. Therefore, if my math is correct, EVERYONE has a story related to mothers.

What happens when you give motherhood a microphone?

Shared stories, shared voices is the premise behind Listen To Your Mother, a dynamic kaleidoscope of live, original readings headed to Baltimore on April 26th at Mercy High School. Just in time for Mother’s Day.

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. This year, productions will be held in 32 cities — and for the first-time ever in Baltimore.

What does motherhood look like in Charm City? Local blogger Taya Dunn Johnson and her co-director Arlene are looking to find out.

They want YOUR stories. They are inviting Baltimore to share their thoughts and experiences on this whole crazy journey we all call motherhood. Here’s what the website says:

Motherhood comes in many forms, with a variety of names and descriptors –  mother, mama, grandma, auntie, godmother, church mother and big sister.  We want it all!!  Great childhoods, traumatic adolescence, turbulent teenage years, humorous birth stories, harrowing coming of age tales, reflections on adoption, infertility, the birth of multiples, home schooling, children with development disorders, etc.  We want it all!!!  All ages, ethnicities and genders are welcome.  You need not BE a mother to speak on what motherhood means to you.  We want to see anyone who has  SOMETHING to say.   Writers,  bloggers and students are as welcome as those whose most recent writings are a tattered grocery list.

Have something to say? AUDITION for the show! All you need to audition is an original, 5 minute piece that you read aloud. Auditions will be held by appointment only on the following dates: 2/2, 2/9, and 2/22.  Email at [email protected] to setup your appointment.

C’mon, hon. We KNOW Baltimore has a lot to say!


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Image Credit: Washington, DC LYTM Cast, Then Again Photography, from the LTYM Website