Holding space for stories

The art of sto2015 MKE Call for Auditions2rytelling is as old as the human race.  Our stories connect us.  We tell stories to remind of us where we have come from.  My girls love to hear stories about when they were babies.  January is the time of year that LTYM starts back up again for me.  It is our third year in Milwaukee, and Alexandra, Rochelle and I are ready to hold space to hear some amazing stories.  This show changes lives for the audience members, for the cast and the director/producer teams.

Telling my story at our inaugural show changed my life.  I took a huge risk, and I shared the story of where I was at my lowest point.  It liberated me as much as it scared me.  The stories that I heard at that show and at our second annual show moved me so much.  I saw a piece of myself in each of the stories that we told each other.  After I read my initial piece in our first rehearsal, several women from our cast told me how much my story resonated with them.  I felt the same way.  Those stories connected us to each other in a tapestry of community, resilience and hope.  A LTYM show is a must-see experience.  Please audition or go see a show.  We have shows in thirty-nine cities this year!  You will laugh, you will cry, and you will leave transformed.

About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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5 Responses to Holding space for stories

  1. Laura says:

    Every year I think about submitting something to LTYM, but I don’t know what to write about! Nothing seems SPECTACULAR enough! Any ideas?

  2. Charity says:

    I have been wondering when the Michigan show is.

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