MamaDrama NY Reports: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER AUDITIONS!
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by Erin Leigh Peck
MamaDrama is proud to be partnering with LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER, a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day. This year will be the third for Listen To Your Mother nationwide, and the first for New York City.
The producers are seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect of motherhood in the NYC premiere of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER, to be held at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium at the JCC in Manhattan on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
People of all ages, types, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to audition. No previous stage experience is necessary. Non-moms WELCOME (men too!). We encourage diverse perspectives on the subject of mothers or mothering.
Auditions will be held on the following dates by appointment only:
Sunday, February 26 th 11am - 2pm
Monday, February 27 th 6pm - 9pm
Tuesday, February 28th 10am - 1pm
To schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and your availability during the time slots listed above. Auditions are being held at a midtown Manhattan (West side) studio. Exact location and other details will be sent with your confirmed appointment time.
We are looking for humorous, poignant, painful, joyful or soulful original pieces on mothers and mothering which take three to five minutes to read aloud (please check this before the audition). Previously published work accepted as long as the author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for this event.
Commitment for cast members includes two rehearsals, a pre-performance run-through at the JCC, and the 2 p.m. performance on May 6th, 2012.
The NYC premiere is being directed and produced by mothers and theater professionals Amy Wilson (@amywlsn), Varda Steinhardt (@squashedmom), Holly Rosen Fink (@theculturemom), and Julie Nemitz (@stage_mama).