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Best of Season 4 Cast Announced at Season 4 Wrap Party!


Recapping Season 4

Our Season 4 wrap party was a very special afternoon.  50 storytellers, members and sponsors mixed and mingled among the friendly sculptures at Dallas artist Brad Oldham’s studio store on Ross downtown near the Aquarium.  Deep Eddy provided delicious cocktails and Dive Restaurant offered light bites to celebrate the past season.  From adding a second performance at Texas Theatre and the free “Meet & Greet the Cast” event in Oak Cliff to record ticket sales averaging 400 a month to great sponsors and increased donations, it was a remarkable year.  The group gathered to hear the announcement of who had been voted to favorite storytellers of Season 4.

Announcing the “Best of Season 4″ cast

Leader Nicole Stewart detailed each Season 4 show before announcing the winners of the “Best of Season 4” cast constructed from over 400 surveys completed by our loving Season 4 audience.

Monica Berry from “Go With the Flow”
John Mathews from “Train Wreck”
Julia Cotton from “Outside the Box”
Robert Schmidt from “Slippery Slope”
Trish Batson from “Two Peas in a Pod”
Rhoni Golden from “Writing on the Wall”
Melissa Smrekar from “Happy Camper”

What to expect in Season 5

Nicole then shared a preview of Season 5.  We’re going back to a one-night-only format because we scored the amazing Dallas City Performance Hall as our new home!  This state-of-the-art theatre seats 530 on its ground level, will feature reserved seating, offer snacks and drinks that can be taken into the performance space, and sits between One Arts Plaza and the Wyly in the Dallas Arts District.  The show will be on Wednesday and Tuesday evenings, giving patrons more choices for pre-show dinner options downtown.  Our Season 5 goals include featuring more prominent Dallasites in each cast, acquiring a $25,000 presenting sponsor for the season, and offering more exclusive perks for our valued members.

The afternoon ended with Nicole opening the floor and we had a good old love fest about how much we all love Oral Fixation.  Several storytellers delivered moving testimonials about how participating in Oral Fixation changed their lives for the better, giving them more confidence and offering them the opportunity to process and heal from painful pasts.  We fulfilled the mission of Oral Fixation to bring together our community by sharing true, personal stories.

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Now for a little summer hiatus replete with dreaming, reading, and family time.

Next up is “Best of Season 4” at Horchow Auditorium in the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday, August 15th!  Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Buy your tickets now to see the best of Season 4!

Oral History: “Destination America”

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“Destination America,” Oral Fixation’s packed collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live and SOLUNA International Art & Music Festival, was a night to remember, celebrating the amazing endurance of the human spirit through the true stories of immigrants and refugees!

To start off the evening, youth guitar ensemble La Rondalla from Oak Cliff played a lively set. Then, SOLUNA resident artist Monte Laster presented a stunning film entitled Destinations, which featured each of the storytellers interacting with a work of art from the Dallas Museum of Art that resonated with their journey.

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Help Us Cast the “Best Of Season 4″

The “Best of Season 4″ is coming up on August 15th @ the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium, but first we need your help to pick the cast! Please vote in our survey below or click here.
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“Happy Camper” featuring Ken Bethea

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Ken Bethea

Oral Fixation’s very own rockstar, Ken Bethea, took the stage with an inspiring story about going from “the copy man” to a bona fide rock star in less than three years. In peeling back the curtain of how he formed the Old 97’s, Ken reminded the audience that, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

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