Listen to your Mother Northwest Indiana 2019


Listen to your Mother 2019!

Hobart, Indiana and NWI are giving motherhood a microphone!

We want the happy, the sad, the beautiful, the ugly, the funny, and the scary.

We want (or want you to tell us about) moms, step-moms, puppy moms, daughters, mentors, mother figures, birth moms, adoptive and foster moms, moms of children with special needs or illness, someone who has always wanted or never wanted to be a mother, new mothers or empty nesters.  Adult children, husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and mentees are welcome to tell us stories about their mothers, mother figures, wives, sisters, and friends. 

We welcome people of all races, religions, sexual orientations and identifications as well as those with little to no public speaking experience or a plethora of performance under their belt. 

We want your stories, spoken word, poetry, songs, and stand-up comedy.  We want you by yourself or in tandem with the other person who shared the experience.  We want your authentic and original experiences, but most of all we want you to share your story about MOTHERHOOD with us! 

We want you to audition!

Submissions are limited to 3-5 minutes in length (7 minutes for tandem acts) and be original material that you have authorization to perform in this show. See the Listen to your Mother channel on YouTube for inspiration.  Please sign up for an audtion slot via SIGN UP GENIUS and send a copy of your piece to [email protected]  RE: LTYM Submission

We may want to edit your work in order to fit you into the show compromised of 10-14 cast members. You need not reside in NWI to participate.  In the past we’ve had performers from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan as well.

Audition information   

Friday, March 1                  

The Librarium Cafe                     

310 Main Street                         

Hobart, IN                                  

5-8 pm              


Saturday, March 2                          

Uptown Cafe                                   

1400 Lincolnway                            

Valparaiso, IN                                

10 am -1 pm

Sunday, March 3                            

Cafe Fresco

1 North Court Street

Crown Point, IN

1-3 PM

*Persons who live more than an hour away or can’t make the audition dates may send a video audition to [email protected] by Saturday, March 2, 2019. Questions?  Contact Carrie, Producer and Director, at (219) 801.2306.

Auditions consist of you sitting across from me at a coffee shop and reading your piece.  At the show you should be more polished but can still look at your piece at the podium.

If selected to participate, you will need to be available on the following dates, so please check your schedule before auditioning.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


Saturday, March 30                    

Practice #1 –Cast Photos                     

9 am-12:30 pm     Meet & Greet, Pictures, and run-through.  Pictures can be taken earlier.                                 

Photographic Reality                           

1201 Central Ave.                                 

Lake Station, IN                                    


Saturday, April 27                      

Practice #2                                       

10 am-1 pm                                      

 Art Theater                                      

 230 Main St.                                     

 Hobart, IN      


Saturday, May 11


  7 PM

Art Theater

230 Main St.

Hobart, IN

*Must be at theater by 4 PM.


Additional obligations:

Writing your bio

Promoting the show on social media

Creating a teaser video of your piece two weeks prior to the show.

Possible media interviews

Selling 10-15 tickets to the show


Go Live from Art Theater 6 PM  Wednesday, May 8

Cast party           May 11             9:30 PM-?                

El Capitan   327 Main Street     Hobart, IN 

We look forward to working with you to create community, present fabulous shows, and raise funds for Hannah's Hope! Stayed tuned to Queen B Productions Facebook page for future updates.


Created by:   Carrie Bedwell
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Location Available Slot
(Fri. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)
The Librarium Cafe, Hobart 

5 PM-5:30 PM (3)


All slots filled
Melissa Furman
Being a Step Mom before kids of my own. The pretty, the ugly, the truth all moms can relate to with having multiple children! I’ll make you tear up & laugh.
Tina Porter
April Dallas
Mom is my name

5:30 PM-6 PM (3)

All slots filled
Rosemarie Murphy-Gordon
My Sicilian Mama
Barbara Caine
Changing Your Mindset on Parenting
Carri Ables
Geriatric Mom

6 -6:30 PM (3)

All slots filled
Kelly McGuire
Jaime El-talabani
Monica DaCosta
Take 2

6:30-7 PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Laura Mazzuca Toops
Laura Toops -- For Doug

7-7:30 PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Brandi Shea
(Sat. 10:00am - 1:00pm)
Uptown Cafe, Valpo 

10-10:30 AM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Chelsea Derrico
Who's your Doula?

10:30-11 AM (3)


11-11:30 AM (3)

2 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Domikaitis
Story time
Becky Joseph
Oh the places you will go

11:30-12 PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Rachel Myers
I love you with all my pancreas

12-12:30 PM (3)

2 of 3 slots filled
Kristin Schumacher
Rhonda Janowski
Rhonda the Superstar

12:30-1 PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Aaron Gibson
Call Mom
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Cafe Fresco, Crown Point 

1-1:30 PM (3)

All slots filled
Celeste Chapko
Celeste Chapko, The Gift of a Scar
Mary Lu Cowley
Dawn Kucera
A Rainbow and Picket Fences

1:30-2 PM (3)

All slots filled
Melissa Sickinger
An Open Letter to my Closed Adoption
Julie Trimble
Stephanie Swearington
Working Mama

2-2:30 PM (3)

All slots filled
Patty Cowser
Nichole Jones
TBD (working title: the Workman head)
Rosemarie Murphy-Gordon
My Sicilian Mama

2:30-3PM (3)

All slots filled
Nicole Raber
Once a mother
Bennett Gallivan (2)
Paul and Bennett routine

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