The show is a series of live staged readings and is held in 32 cities this year. Each cast is made up of about 15 people who have written 2-7 minute pieces (approximately) and the topic of these is motherhood. There is one performance in each of these cities around Mother's Day each year.
You don't have to be a mother to write and audition, your piece just has to revolve around motherhood. It can be funny or sad or happy or regretful - anything about motherhood.
A friend of mine from Chicago was part of the Chicago cast last year. Watch her performance here-(it's pretty funny): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnYqMh0F2io
When I saw the audition call out for this year I really felt like I wanted to audition. And then a friend of mine even suggested it before she knew I was thinking about it. So I am going to drive to Valparaiso tomorrow after school and read my piece and audition.
My piece of writing is actually taken mostly from one of my slices last year! I am so excited and nervous and kind of hoping it isn't a waste of time to drive that far but I'll never know if I don't try.
There are a lot of slices I've read about some aspect of motherhood - so many I think would be perfect for the show - and I wish I could tell all these people to audition but it's a little late for that, and I don't know where you all live! :) So, instead, I am going to encourage you slicers to think about signing up for the LTYM email list and start thinking about a piece to share. So many wonderful writers here and so many wonderful stories to share.
Wish me luck!!