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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Nicole Stewart

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Oral Fixation’s creator, Nicole Stewart, is no stranger to the stage herself. Next week, she’ll close out the show’s fourth season with a powerful story about the cry for help that helped her overcome an eating disorder in “Happy Camper.”

Nicole Stewart is the creator of Oral Fixation. She spoke at TEDxSMU about the power of sharing your story. Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Modern Loss, and Upworthy. She couldn’t do any of this without her supportive husband Anton, dog Ellie and amazing community of friends.

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“Writing on the Wall” featuring Haven Abedin

Theme: “Writing on the Wall”
Storyteller: Haven Abedin

Using the most quirky and eloquent details, the adorable Haven Abedin pays homage to her beloved mother, who overcame incredible odds to beat cancer, only to sustain a terrible injury during a family vacation. Through recalling the little acts of kindness that strangers showed Haven and her family during this time of need, she found comfort and peace amid great heartache.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Melissa Smrekar

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Oral Fixation’s assistant director, Melissa Smrekar, is a humorist, Oral Fixation vet and lover of performing. This month, she’ll give a hilarious account of her most memorable childhood camping trips in “Happy Camper.”

Melissa is a fourth generation Dallasite, who works as a fundraiser by day and moonlights as a writer, editor and improviser by night. Oral Fixation’s assistant director, Melissa loves sundresses, souffles, birthdays and books, and is currently writing a collection of comedic essays. She has been feeling feelings since 1986.

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“Writing on the Wall” featuring Phillip Morales

Theme: “Writing on the Wall”
Storyteller: Phillip Morales

The lovable and kind Phillip Morales invites the audience back to his elementary school days for an after-school fight on the playground. In writing about his actions during a subsequent visit to the principal’s office, Phillip discovered his life’s passion and how his hand wrapped around a pencil will always be mightier than a fist.

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