The Videos are Here!

Unity. What we need right now and can never have enough of.

  ltym:PORTLAND 2016 CAST From left to right: Amy McMullen, Susan Fleming, Becky Rude, Mandy Tuthill, Moi, Sue Campbell, Sandy Parks, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Leslie Williams, Rita Ott Ramstad, Kylene Moss Grell

ltym:PORTLAND 2016 CAST From left to right: Amy McMullen, Susan Fleming, Becky Rude, Mandy Tuthill, Moi, Sue Campbell, Sandy Parks, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Leslie Williams, Rita Ott Ramstad, Kylene Moss Grell

Today the Listen To Your Mother show is offering up 500 unique, personal perspectives of the human experience viewed through the lens of motherhood.  With tremendous thanks to our production team for their diligent processing, we are pleased to announce the videos from our 2016 LTYM show season are now ready for the eyes of the Internet. You'll find our 3rd annual Portland show, right...about...here.

 

 

Each of this season’s 41 shows can be found on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel,  which features a selection of playlists by city and topic. For 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families. You will also find 2016 Director/Producer playlist2016 featured videos, and 2016 humor videos.

A few tips for first time viewers: the stories of each show were thoughtfully assembled in a particular order, so if you’re looking for something akin to the live show experience, go in for an entire city’s playlist and watch in order from start to finish.

Also, tissues.

Come together with us, watch and listen.

Announcing the 2016 Listen To Your Mother:Portland Cast

Announcing the 2016 Listen To Your Mother:Portland Cast

Here in Portland we have been thrice blessed (that’s fun to say) with plentiful motherhood stories.  

Nutrient rich waves of words flooded auditions for our third annual show, quenching our thirst for connection, saturating our hearts, reminding us that stories are one of our most valuable and (thank gawd) infinite resources.

Come on over and meet the cast. 

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LTYM:Portland, Year the Third

LTYM:Portland, Year the Third

Happy November, Listen to Your Mother lovers!

Today, LTYM launched this exquisite video to kick off our 41 city (wowza), 2016 season. 

Local-wise, Portland is delighted to declare we will produce Listen To Your Mother a third year, with a fresh cast, brand new stories and a half-new production team.

Come see us on the official LTYM:Portland website for the low-down on the show (down?) and standby for a ping on your radar in early January, when we  announce show and audition dates.  

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2015 Videos!

2015 Videos!

They're here! Now you can watch the 2015, 39 city season of Listen To Your Mother. 

I'd like to offer the follow tips for your viewing pleasure:  

Have tissue and/or shirtsleeve nearby for when you start to tear and snot.  

Sip beverages during a reading at your own risk. (In case of need, aforementioned tissue/shirtsleeve can also be used to wipe spat coffee/wine off your keyboard post compulsive laughter.)

Each story is amazing on its own, but each live show was curated as a whole. The overall experience is enhanced when you watch a city's show in order.

Portland is right around the middle of the alphabet,  it starts with "P".  

Enjoy!

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The 2015 Cast of Listen To Your Mother: Portland

The 2015 Cast of Listen To Your Mother: Portland

Listen To Your Mother:Portland auditions packed a super charge of truth and heart. I'm writing this now,  fortified by the power of storytelling.  

We are ever thankful to those who brought us pieces of their lives in words, trusting us to hold them tenderly as they stood exposed. 

They're here, they're here! We have a cast, we have a show. 

Grab a seat and get ready, these stories are going to cry you apart and laugh you back together again. 

Introducing the cast of Listen To Your Mother: Portland 2015 

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Direct Listen To Your Mother: Portland? Don't mind if I do!

Direct Listen To Your Mother: Portland? Don't mind if I do!

   Cities nationwide stage shows featuring live readings of essays. Essays regarding mothering. Any part of it. All parts of it. The stories are  magnificent.  The shows go on within two weeks of Mother's Day. They are filmed and fed into one site, accessible online for all to see, forever records of the voices speaking out with humor and heart to honor the significance of motherhood...

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