Friday, January 30, 2015

Auditions: Midtown Direct Rep holding NJ auditions for second annual Listen to Your Mother: North Jersey



MIDTOWN DIRECT REP(MDR), the company that brought New Jersey the Off-Broadway hit musical, Rated P for Parenthood, and the resident theater company at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), is pleased to announce open auditions for the second annual Listen to Your Mother: North Jersey, a national series of original live readings about motherhood (

Auditions for Listen to Your Mother are open to EVERYONE (men, women, children, parents & non-parents), and all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. In this show, the writers are the performers; so writers should come prepared to read aloud their own original 3-5 minute humorous or heartfelt (or somewhere in between) piece about motherhood. Auditions will be held by appointment only on Thursday, February 19, 5 pm - 9 pm and Saturday February 21, 10 am - 6 pm. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to with the word AUDITION in the subject line, and include name, phone number, and audition time preference. Auditions will be distributed on a first come/first serve basis. Audition and venue information will be emailed with audition time confirmation. This is a spoken word event; so come prepared to read aloud your own original 3-5 minute humorous, heartfelt, thought-provoking, or happy piece about motherhood.

Commitment includes two rehearsals in the spring (TBD) and a pre-show run-through on May 9. No professional writing or stage experience required. The Listen to Your Mother, North Jersey Show will be held on May 9th at 5:00 PM at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079).

To get a great sense of the show visit:

Listen to Your Mother is a national series of original live readings about motherhood. ( The mission of each Listen to Your Motherproduction is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to 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 Mother aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially, through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. The North Jersey show will be donating a % of ticket proceeds to Eva's Village, a progressive and comprehensive non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty in Northern New Jersey.

About Midtown Direct Rep

With perhaps more professional theater artists than any suburb of NYC, Maplewood/South Orange (NJ) is "where Broadway comes home to sleep." MDR, a theatre company created by and for these NJ-based artists, develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community.

Midtown Direct Rep company members include two-time Tony Award®-winner Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Award®-nominees Stephanie J. Block, Megan Lawrence, and Christiane Noll, plus Sebastian Arcelus, Joel de la Fuente, Bradley Dean, Michele Pawk, and many others. The company is led by Managing Director Jeffrey Shubart, Artistic Producer Steven Tabakin, Literary Manager Marni Raab, Artistic Advisor Sandy Rustin, and Producing Director Evan Fleischer.

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