Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Peter Luby

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He was afraid of heights, speed and public shirtlessness, until his future wife convinced him to jump off a cliff one summer. And this month, Peter Luby will wax nostalgic on the Oral Fixation stage about the magic summer day he realized she was the one, for “Slippery Slope.”

Peter Luby grew up in Arlington and Fort Worth. He keeps moving away from Texas only to come right home. He is a former AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteer, and he currently works as a grant writer. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jay Peeples

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For nearly as long as there have been wars, there have been war movie cliches. But this month, Jay Peeples will debrief Oral Fixation audiences on a class of enemy unlike any Hollywood’s ever depicted, for “Slippery Slope.”

Jay Peeples was born in Alaska and grew up in Texas. At age 17 he was sitting in a bunker in South Korea. He’s since interned at NASA, been a film extra and a Microchip builder. The current 53 year-old undergrad married the love of his life in 2013.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Monic Reynoso

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Almost six years to the day of the car crash that nearly took her life, Monic Reynoso shares the continuing story of her difficult recovery on the Oral Fixation stage for “Slippery Slope.”

Monic Reynoso was raised in Amarillo and moved to Mesquite at the age of 21. She’s earning her Bachelors in graphic design with a concentration in glassblowing at the University of Texas at Arlington. She hopes to pave the way for the next artist with a disability. 

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Oral History: “Outside the Box”

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After three-plus years of incredible shows featuring brave Dallasites, there was just something special about this month’s show, “Outside the Box.” Many of our fans agreed, leaving the Wyly on Monday and Texas Theatre on Wednesday remarking that it was one of the best shows they could remember. Our seven brave first-time storytellers, with stories as diverse as their personalities, bared their souls on stage with hilarious and heartbreaking tales of an atypical event, time, choice, or decision in their lives. Enjoy this glimpse into the box!

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jenny Block

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She misses Buli and swing sets and would wear a tutu every day of the week if it was even remotely socially acceptable. And this month, Jenny Block shares the continuing story of her open marriage on the Oral Fixation stage for “Outside the Box.”

Jenny Block is the author of the Lambda Award-winning book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in as Open Marriage. Her writing appears in and on HuffingtonPost.com, Curve magazine, Dallas Voice, and Edge Media Network. Her new book, due out next year, is Oh Wow! Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Randy E. Aguebor

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He’s flexible enough for the splits and does a pretty good Elmo impersonation. But next week you will find Randy E. Aguebor speaking only as himself in his Oral Fixation debut for the last show of 2014, “Outside the Box.”

The product of hardworking parents and an excellent education, Randy E. Aguebor is the student who’d always get in trouble for reading novels during class.  Armed with a lifelong fascination with words and a voice described as dark, smooth, melodic, and reassuring, Randy is pursuing a career as a voice actor. 

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Elliot Kaiser

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He values loyalty above all else and loves to hang out at The Goldrush Cafe. And next month you will find Elliot Kaiser on the Oral Fixation stage for “Outside the Box,” where he will share his story of the time his devotion to friendship led him to help a hoarder move a bunch of crap across an ocean. 

Born and raised in Dallas, Elliot Kaiser joined the Navy at age 18 and served his time in Yokosuka, Japan. After his discharge, Elliot earned his bachelor’s in classics from the University of Dallas through the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Today he is a freelance video production assistant and writer.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Ernest McMillan

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Taking the Oral Fixation stage for the first time for next month’s “Outside the Box”: Ernest McMillan, with a powerful story of becoming a fugitive in West Africa in the late 1960s. 

Ernest McMillan was born in the heart of Dallas, the offspring of a country girl and a city boy, inherited strong legacies from brave ancestors, sprouted fresh strivings through the turbulent 1960s to become a community builder in Houston’s bloody Fifth Ward until 2007, returning home to Dallas rejuvenated.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Maureen Brice Bordelon

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Before it closed, Maureen Brice Bordelon loved the glitz of Henderson Street’s Ice House. Now she’s the author of a book about raising a child with autism. And next month she shares a little bit of that journey with the Oral Fixation audience for “Outside the Box.” 

Maureen Brice Bordelon is a native Dallasite whose grown-up job was in computers and technology until the curve ball of autism crashed through her life’s window. Maureen is an author, Dallas Morning News blogger, advocate, and strives for organic everything with her husband and three beautiful kids.

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“Old School,” Featuring Renée Rossi

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Storyteller: Renée Rossi

Renée shares the inspiring things she learned growing up in Detroit as a homicide detective’s daughter during the worst economic and desegregation times — and how she fought to become an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

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