Grab your s’mores supplies and gather ’round the campfire, because this month, Oral Fixation will send off its fourth season with an evening of true, personal tales on the theme, “Happy Camper.” On April 20th, at the Wyly Studio Theatre, with an encore performance on April 22nd, at Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, both at 8 p.m., seven Dallasites will share their happy place. But first, some introductions are in order.
- Ken Bethea shares how he quit his corporate gig at age 30 to pursue life as a musician with the Old 97’s.
- Randy Brown remembers finding himself deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon without a lifeline.
- Ryan Gifford-Robinson works as a counselor at a remarkable camp for disabled youth.
- Self-described “weird kid” Xuan Nguyen relives her dream of camping at a Vietnamese Catholic retreat.
- Charles Scudder turns his passion for the Goatman ghost story into a career in investigative reporting.
- On a mandatory 8th grade camping trip, Melissa Smrekar learns that “it’s really liberating to say no to shit you hate.”
- Oral Fixation creator Nicole Stewart shares how getting kicked out of her summer camp in Colorado taught her it was OK to fail.
Join us on Monday, April 20, at the Wyly, or Wednesday, April 22, at Texas Theatre. Tickets are on sale now. More info to come on every storyteller as their profile is published in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to see you there!