I have been invited to audition for “Listen To Your Mother” and I am so ridiculously excited!
I sat in on some of the readings, in NYC last year, and I was blown away by these folks!
So very flattered to have even be considered and I don’t think I have ever “auditioned” for anything in my life?
OMG! What have I done?!
I also over think, so of course I sent a “few” essays because in my head I would be doing them a “favor” by having a funny story, an opinionated story, a sad story… to fill in their need to cover a range of emotions.
What was I thinking because you know they would pick what I am 99% of the time not…serious.
I will be driving to Raleigh and going to read a story that I am hoping won’t make me cry and hoping people don’t think I am “Serious Sue” because I wouldn’t want anyone to think I wasn’t the class clown, right?
I am sure I won’t get picked because frankly, I know many “real” writers that have been turned down numerous times and they are really, really good, (and the snots know how to use a comma.)
I am bringing Chapstick and I am going to write on their car windows…
“I didn’t want to be part of your silly show anyway!” on my way out.
(Ok, so I was having a little fun with the comma.)
But I really, really do want to be part of it because it is cool and it raises money for charity and it brings people together around Mother’s Day. Sharing with each other what being a mother means is beautiful.
Now, I would have used up all of the Chapstick and then I’d have to break out my favorite “emergency” red lipstick I keep in the car, and tell them I don’t mean it.
“Listen To Your Mother” is the funny, the serious and all the mixed up mommy roles in the middle.
It is a cool production and if you don’t believe me check out the website and go see a show in your city with your mom, sister or girlfriends.
“Listen To Your Mother” is like having your mom battery recharged.
It reminds you that mostly, we are built on the foundation of your relationship with that “Mother” in your life, from good to bad and from gratefulness for having the perfect mother to lessons learned from your mother’s mistakes. No one is perfect and many of these folks can make any situation funny and endearing.
Can you tell I am a little excited?
Wish me luck or at least that I don’t do that thing where I fall while standing still, (and my feet go up in the air and I show my underwear or that other thing I do when I walk and my feet go up in the air and I lay myself out.)
It runs in the family.
Here is my little niece doing my move when I went to take her picture. She did it sitting! Talent. No one has been able to get a picture of me doing the “move” since I always have the camera on me.
They video tape “Listen To Your Mother” don’t they?
COMING SOON! VIDEO OF ABBIE DOING HER AWESOME “ON PURPOSE FALL” TO MAKE THE WORLD HAPPY BY LAUGHING, (I know I don’t do it on purpose but just go with it.)
Abbie Gale at allthatmakesyou.com
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS If you are a publisher or producer email me and I will give you my phone number. If you are Child Protective Services email me and I will give you the phone number of someone I don’t like. If you want to come and help me fold clothes and put them away I will give you my address and a big kiss.