Listen to Your Mother: The Audition Process

This week Judy and I are happy to announce that we’ve figured out the audition process for Listen to Your Mother: Indianapolis!

As she outlines in our announcement post, we’re going to go with the two step model.

Step One: Email us your piece at

Step Two: We’ll narrow down our submissions and invite people to audition the first week of February.

From there, we will have two rehearsals and then show will be May 2 at the amazing Indiana Historical Society.


Please, please, please consider writing your story and submiting to us.

Every day, I check the account, and every day, I get chills when I read the stories you’ve written. I cannot wait to hear them read aloud, by the very people who’ve written them.

Listen To Your Mother: Indianapolis- The Planning Stage, part one

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!