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“Train Wreck”

\’trān\ \’rek\

train wreck

What does it mean?

– an incident in which a train is severely damaged (source: The Free Dictionary)

– something or someone who has suffered ruin or calamity (source: The Free Dictionary)

– a disaster or failure, especially one that is unstoppable or unavoidable (source: A Way With Words)

– a disorganized, problematic, or chaotic person or thing (source: A Way With Words)

– an incongruous situation (source: A Way With Words)

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Oral Fixation Heads Into Season 4!

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After our busy summer break planning and plotting, we’re all set to kick off our fourth season with seven even juicicer, truthier tales on the theme “Go With the Flow” — at not one but two venues! How exciting is that!? Also exciting: Our headliner for the show is Nayrok Udab, the hysterical stand-up comedienne sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism.

Additionally, the audience will hear about a whitewater rafting adventure gone awry, the story of coming to terms with incurable cancer, a reflection on going through adolescence without a mother, and so much more.

It all takes place Monday, October 13, at the Wyly Theatre downtown in the Dallas Arts District, and then again in Oak Cliff two nights later, on Wednesday, October 15, at The Texas Theatre. (And the whole fourth season will progress like that: a show at the Wyly and then a second show at The Texas Theatre.)

This exciting opener sets the bar high for another season of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe audiences through a roller coaster of emotions. It also sets the stage for growth: More people than ever will be able to attend our shows. Season tickets and tickets for “Go With the Flow” are on sale now.

Other season four themes:

  • “Train Wreck” (November 3 and 12)
  • “Outside the Box” (December 8 and 10)
  • “Slippery Slope” (January 19 and 21)
  • “Two Peas in a Pod” (February 9 and 11)
  • “Writing on the Wall” (March 16 and 18)
  • “Happy Camper” (April 20 and 22)

We are now taking submissions for all the remaining season four themes — so get busy, people! No writing or performing experience is necessary, but stories must be true and on theme. What are you waiting for? Send us your stories!

“Miss the Boat” featuring Gretchen Goetz

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Gretchen Goetz

Gretchen Goetz recalls how she walked away unscathed from a vacation turned disaster.

Make sure to follow our RSS, Podcasts, Social Media (Facebook & Twitter) streams and now our YouTube Channel to stay up to date on the published stories. So if you missed out on any of the past shows, you finally get your chance to catch up on the action.

Hari Mari Puts Flip-Flops on Storytellers

Oral Fixation is proud to announce a new sponsorship provided by Hari Mari!

Starting with our next show, Cloud Nine, and for the rest of Season 2, Hari Mari will be providing one pair of their great flip-flops to each storyteller. We at Oral Fixation are really excited about this opportunity as we wanted to do something special for our storytellers as a token of appreciation for their hard work and braving the spotlight. We think Hari Mari is the bee’s knees when it comes to flip flops. They are a local Dallas-based company focused on not only improving the fashion and comfort of our feet, but also on bettering the community by giving $3 for every pair purchased to help fight pediatric cancer. They call it “Flops Fighting Cancer”.

Here is what Hari Mari had to say about the sponsorship:

“Hari Mari is proud & pumped to partner with Oral Fixation. It’s compelling & motivating to hear the true life stories told at Oral Fixation. We find it very fitting to help put flip-flops on the feet of storytellers so they can go out in the world to create & share more stories. Hopefully our narrative of a steadfast commitment to making a great flip-flop that also helps a lot of incredibly brave children is one they’ll take with them.”

If you’ve been thinking about submitting a story, now there is even more motivation to go for it. Submit your story to Oral Fixation today!

Check out some recent shots taken in & around Deep Ellum featuring their new line of Hari Mari Scouts (due out Spring 2013) and be sure to check out their story of “Flops Fighting Cancer”.

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