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Call for Auditions: Listen To Your Mother 2012

February 28th, 2012 - By Stephanie Precourt

Listen To Your Mother Northwest Indiana 2012 call for auditions

Calling all moms or people with moms!

Listen To Your Mother Northwest Indiana is in search of original essays on any aspect of motherhood for the second annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7PM.

People of all ages, types, and backgrounds — and writers of all experience levels are invited to audition to read. Although mothers are welcome, you need not be a mother to audition. Funny, sad, moving, hilarious, thoughtful - any subject or perspective!

Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 11 at the Memorial Opera House by appointment only.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER will be in 10 cities this year and I am so excited to be a part of Northwest Indiana’s show. It is a community-oriented celebration of the beauty, the heartbreak, the trials and triumphs that are MOTHERHOOD directed and produced in Northwest Indiana by (me) local mom, writer, and blogger Stephanie Precourt. No previous stage experience is necessary.

Bring your original, humorous, poignant, painful, joyful and soulful words on mothers or mothering. Previously published work accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for this event. Oh, and it’s a reading- no memorization required! :)

Commitment for cast members includes two group read-throughs (dates to be determined), a pre-performance run-through, and one 7:00 p.m. performance on May 10.

To schedule a March 11 audition, email Your audition piece should be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud (please time yourself and edit if needed.)


Listen To Your Mother Show Northwest Indiana 2011 cast

View the past Listen To Your Mother shows and find Northwest Indiana’s 2011 Listen To Your Mother Show here

Spread the word! If you know someone perfect to read at Listen To Your Mother, let them know! Find Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and Twitter @LTYMshow and be sure to check out Listen To Your Mother Northwest Indiana online here.

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph And be sure to like Your Family on Facebook..

Joining the Babysitter’s Club

April 29th, 2011 - By Stephanie Precourt

I officially, for the first time in ten whole years as a parent, lined up babysitters for my kids next weekend. And yes, I said babysitters. With four kids, I figure maybe there might need to be backup. Also that will make it fun for everyone, right? The kids get TWO new big people to play with and the new big people watching my precious brood can be friends and keep each other company. One can tend to injuries while the other dials 9-1-1. Things like that.

As long as everyone’s happy and alive, I won’t worry. As much.

All these years we’ve only left our kids with family, and as I think of it, only the grandparents. But next weekend is my Listen To Your Mother show and everyone we know that could watch our kids (the grandparents) will be in the audience. I’m so thankful that the new church we’re attending has eager babysitting candidates. We are good to go!

Only, what do you pay babysitters these days? Especially two at a time? Is there a standard hourly rate? It will be for about 3 hours. I want to pay handsomely, too, a) because I like to say the word “handsomely” and b) this night is crazy important to me and I am THAT MUCH appreciative, you know?

I will also be sure to have pizza and tons of snacks on hand so no one will die of starvation or boredom.

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

Listen To Your Mother Auditions Announced!

January 25th, 2011 - By Stephanie Precourt

So, I am directing and producing a little (but not so little) show here in Northwest Indiana called Listen To Your Mother. The show is simply readings by local writers (or aspiring writers) on motherhood, at the historic Memorial Opera House in downtown Valparaiso.


The mission of my 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.

All sexes, ages, variety of writers and voices strongly encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held at Uptown Cafe in downtown Valpo on Feb 26 & 27 by appointment only. Email to reserve your audition time.

And spread the word! If this isn’t for you, is it for someone you know? Will you attend the show? It’s going to be amazing.

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .


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