Over the past few years, I've written a lot about Listen To Your Mother. Starting with the post about the butterflies I felt when I first auditioned, the one where I write about making the cast, the self doubt and how it was erased when I sat for the first read-through, and then after thinking it over, I wrote about how much it meant for me to be inspired by all of the people in my cast.
And then it was show day. And my life changed forever.
|The cast of the 2013 Listen To Your Mother show.|
And then I put up a post about kids and parenting and LTYM and all the things with one of the 2014 cast members. And then I posted about the show, the 2014 cast and their stories and how incredibly moving it was to be in the audience, bearing witness.
|We're a Listen To Your Mother family; 2013 & 2015.|
Then 2015 rolled around and I was told I could audition again. Audition to be a part of this thing that had grown within me and around me to be a part of me and so much more. So I submitted my piece. And then I went to my audition, which—surprise!—was also my husband's LTYM audition. And then I found out that I didn't make the show... but he did. And while he never considered himself to be much of a writer, he blogged about it. And then it was showtime for him. And it was incredible. And then, when the videos from his show came out, I wrote about it again.
|OKC's LTYM 2016 production team—Carolyn and me, after|
performing in OKC's LTYM 2013.
I'm so thrilled to be partnering with my LTYM 2013 cast mate Carolyn Bechtold on the 2016 show, so thankful to have the fantastic producers who provided care and feeding for the show for the past three years. So thankful to have built a supportive network of former cast members, people who have also made LTYM a part of their lives.
There are 41 shows in this year's Listen To Your Mother roster, the announcement was posted this morning. I'm so happy to be a part of this movement again. I seriously have no more words, so I'll just leave you with this:
Can't wait to start this adventure! I sure hope you'll join me.