This has been such a rollercoaster of a week, it’s a wonder I’ve not puked on the shoes of some random carny.
Amidst the Sandy clean-up of our water-logged basement, dead furnace and dead-er water-heater, the nor’easter that dumped six inches of snow on our unheated home, sending the entire family scurrying into one bedroom with a space heater and some sweaty pugs for foot-warming, and the knocking on neighbors’ doors requesting hot showers and laundry service for the sole purpose of clean underwear, I received a phone call.
This? This was even better than sparkly fresh underpants.
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish online, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.
LTYM began with one show of local writers reading in Madison Wisconsin on Mother’s Day 2010. The video of the show was posted online in its entirety, and so LTYM reached a global audience and garnered a huge response.
Bloggers across the country began asking to host LTYM in their home towns, and so in 2011 we took the project national with shows in 5 cities across the country. And then in 2012 it expanded to 10 cities – including New York City!
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 2013, Listen To Your Mother will be in 24 cities across the United States! Watch the announcement here:
The 2013 NYC production of Listen To Your Mother will take place on the Big Day itself, Mother’s Day. I’m so on top of things, I even know the date: May 12, 2013. Put it in your calendars! I will be there! With my director’s hat and clean undies!