It’s Showtime!


Dallas’ super-hot live storytelling series for adults returns tonight with the second show of its 5th Season at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall in the heart of the Arts District. This moth’s “In The Doghouse,” theme provided some of our most laugh-out-loud stories to date, and you’ll surely want to be there when we really start hitting our stride.

Oral Fixation’s fifth season, continues with a “wild, “In The Doghouse”-themed show. There, seven Dallasites will explore both the literal and the figurative meanings of being “In The Doghouse,” from tales of childhood hijinks and tug-at-your-heart dog adoption stories, to one incredible true life tale about a drug dealer who gets kidnapped and tortured by cartel henchmen for 40 days in a Juarez safe house. Needless to say, this 80-minute evening is not to be missed!

Have you ever been to our new venue Dallas City Performance Hall?  It is simply amazing. Located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201, the venue is situated between the Wyly Theatre and One Arts Plaza, across the street from Booker T. Washington High School in the heart of the Arts District.  From the comfortable built-in movie theatre-style seating to the fact you can bring your alcoholic beverages into the theatre to its state of the art lights, video and sound capabilities, it is going to rock your world! Valet and self-parking is available at One Arts Plaza, surface lots on Ross Avenue or park free at a meter on Ross. Surrounding dining options before the shows include Lark on the Park, Proof + Pantry, Savor and Stephen Pyles. You’re going to want to make a habit of catching up with friends at our shows and hitting the town.

Flex passes and $25 individual tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone at (888) 454-4353, or online through Prekindle. Group and student discounts are available. Students show their ID at the door for $15 tickets.

“Push The Envelope” featuring Will Richey

Theme: “Push the Envelope”
Storyteller: Will Richey

Will Richey closed the show with an power that rattled not just the podium, but definitely the souls and minds of all who heard his voice. With his spoken word delivery style, Will took the audience through his painful path to self discovery and inspired all to use their voice to share their stories and change lives.

Follow our RSS, podcasts, social media (Facebook and Twitter) streams, and our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest stories.

“Push The Envelope” featuring Wayne Applebaum

Theme: “Push the Envelope”
Storyteller: Wayne Applebaum

The audience hardly believed Wayne Applebaum to be an “evil stepfather” to a young boy who grew up to call him his “other dad.” With his hard Bronx accent and deadpan delivery, Wayne brought the house to tears and laughter with his life changing experience alongside a child battling leukemia.

Follow our RSS, podcasts, social media (Facebook and Twitter) streams, and our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest stories.

“Push The Envelope” featuring Justin Nygren

Theme: “Push the Envelope”
Storyteller: Justin Nygren

A major car accident that should have killed him instead proved to be the spark that renewed Justin Nygren‘s creative spirit. Having since earned so much support and respect for his contributions to the arts community of Dallas, Justin was met with a thunderous applause as he shared the ups and downs of the journey that led him to opening The Grove.

Follow our RSS, podcasts, social media (Facebook and Twitter) streams, and our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest stories.

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Hal Karp

Hal Karp

Hal Karp learned the hard way that being a frequent victim of bullying can oft spur the development of a keen sense of humor. This month, he’ll get a hilarious brand of revenge when he takes the Oral Fixation stage for “In the Doghouse.”

When Hal Karp was eight, his day camp left him in the Rocky Mountains to walk home. He’s still trying to get there. In the meantime, he’s been published in 19 languages, delivered the World’s Largest Postcard to the President and helped the FBI snag the Internet’s most- bizarre cyber-stalker.

Read more

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Pollo Corral


This month, former drug dealer Pollo Corral hits the Oral Fixation stage for “In the Doghouse,” where his tale of torture at the hands of the Mexican cartel will instantly become one of the most intense ever featured at one of our shows. 

Pollo Corral is the founder of LOVE in motion, which is not a porn site, but a church. He believes that putting others before self can change everything. Pollo’s been married for 12 years to a girl he dated for only two months. They live in Uptown with their kids.

Read more

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Wayne Applebaum


Wayne Applebaum is a man that gets things done. And this month, he’ll return to the Oral Fixation for “In the Doghouse” to talk about the time he and his wife moved into a new house, had a baby, adopted a dog, commuted back and forth to his job in Sweden and hosted a Thanksgiving party all in the same month.

Wayne Applebaum spends his waking hours at Avalon Consulting, LLC. He lives in Plano with his wife, Beth, two cats and two dogs. They have two adult children. He loves the Dallas Arts District, TITAS, the DTC, the DMA, Whole Foods and is hopelessly addicted to binge-watching West Wing.

Read more

“Push The Envelope” featuring Christian Yazdanpanah

Theme: “Push the Envelope”
Storyteller: Christian Yazdanpanah

The audience snapped to attention when Christian Yazdanpanah opened his story reenacting a scene of a troubled teen ready to fight. Through the rest of his piece, Christian conveys a message on how taking the time to see yourself in others can ignite you to help make a social change.

Follow our RSS, podcasts, social media (Facebook and Twitter) streams, and our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest stories.

Menu Title