So it’s been a week, and Judy and I are already making BIG plans. I’m going to chronicle our journey for a a few reasons:
When we feel overwhelmed, we can look back and see all that we’ve accomplished
I have a bad memory and chances are it will be good to have some notes along the way
I am also doing this so that a person toying with the idea of applying to host next year is able to see the process and get the inspiration to make it happen in their city.
So. Task numero uno- Find a venue.
Judy and i have been considering venues since the day we got the email announcing the Indianapolis would be on this year’s roster. There are beautiful performance spaces all over town, and the event coordinators we’ve been in contact with could not be more helpful or friendly.
We keep hearing that all we need are a podium and a microphone, and chairs for the audience.
We are touring our top two spots on Monday. Once we have the location nailed down, you’ll be the next to know the time and place!
For past couple of Mother’s Days, I’ve watched Listen to Your Mother blossom and grow. I’ve had friends drive hours to participate, I’ve listened to stories online. Last summer, Judy and I decided that it was time. It was time to apply to bring LTYM to Indianapolis. I mean, with a few experienced bloggers having already participated, and having such a solid core of women bloggers here in central Indiana, surely we could pull together a show. Right? Right!
So we applied.
AND THEN WE GOT ACCEPTED.
So we are doing “this.”
And what is “this”?
This is a show that will be locally produced and directed in twenty four cities across the country.
This is a show that will be comprised of local writers and readers, local women who have something to say about their own mothers, or on being the mom themselves.
This is a show that will hopefully be the inaugural event that will become a Mother’s Day tradition in our fair city.
What’s next: Judy and I first have to secure a venue and set a date. As soon as we know a date for auditions, we’ll let you know, I promise.
So….wanna audition and/or help in some other way?
Not local? Meet the other directors around the country- I bet there’s one near you!