Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), co-directors/producers Deborah Goldstein (Publisher, Village Q), Brooke Lefferts (US Entertainment video editor/writer at Associated Press), Sandy Rustin (Actress/Playwright, Rated P … for Parenthood, The Cottage, Struck) are pleased to announce the local cast of the 2017 Listen to Your Mother: North Jerseyshow, a national series of original live readings about motherhood (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). This 4th Annual North Jersey production, presented by Midtown Direct Rep, will take place on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2pm and 5pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ, 07040). Open auditions were held in early February, and 14 writers have been selected to join the movement of “giving motherhood a microphone.” Tickets are $40 and are available at http://ltym.bpt.me. For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here
This year, Listen to Your Mother will be presented in 30 cities across the United States and Canada with the mission of taking the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates motherhood (in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor) in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. Listen To Your Motherwas conceived from the creative work of mothers who publish online, and each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities. The 2017 cast will feature some of North Jersey’s most talented writers and bloggers including: Cassandra Bollinger, Sandy Castor, Julie Campbell, Gary Forman, Stacey Gill, Danielle Hark, Kathleen Harris, Jennifer Larson, Verta Maloney, Stephanie Nasteff, Rachel Braun Scherl, Sabina Soloway, Jacqueline Munro Tapp, and Marietta Zacker.
Listen To Your Mother is sponsored nationally by BlogHer, along with many local North Jersey sponsors to be announced in April.