Shama Shams returns to the Oral Fixation stage to share her immigration story in “Lost in Translation” at the DMA!
Shama Shams is the daughter of the late Mohammed Shamsuddin, a mother of two girls, a wife, the Development Director for LifePath Systems and a writer. At the age of ten, her family moved to Memphis from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Marisela Jimenez hits the Oral Fixation stage for the first time in “Lost in Translation” at the DMA on June 20th!
Marisela Jimenez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. She migrated to Rockford, IL in 1992 but has lived in different US cities. In August 2013, she relocated to Texas. Marisela is a businesswoman and current doctoral candidate for the degree of Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership.
Neopolo Ruiz will come up from Austin to make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Lost in Translation.”
Neopolo Ruiz was born in the Zapotec village of Oaxaca, Mexico. He married a Texas girl named Hope in 2001. He has three kids: Fernando (17), Diego (8), and Tara (5). He has been in the US for 7 years and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Katrina Simonsen is set to make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage in “Lost in Translation” at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Katrina Simonsen grew up in Pskov, Russia. She immigrated to America in 2000, receiving a full athletic scholarship to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received a BA in art history. Pursuing her passion for rowing and art, she settled in Dallas, where she currently works at Parish Episcopal School.
Julie Hersh will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage at the Dallas Museum of Art in “Lost in Translation.”
Julie Hersh published Struck by Living in 2010, and blogs for Psychology Today. She anticipates the release of Decidí Vivir in September. Board work includes Dallas Theater Center, DMA, and UTSW. She does push-ups for #22KILL, watches the Texas Rangers, and has a husband and two kids. www.struckbyliving.com
Jean Congera is set to make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Lost in Translation.”
Jean Congera was born in exile in Rwanda. His parents fled from Burundi in 1972. He has been in the United States since 2006 thanks to the International Rescue Committee. He is a Christian and evangelist. He is happily married with one beautiful daughter. Jean’s calling is to help people in need, especially refugees.
Nkem DenChukwu will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Lost in Translation.”
Nkem DenChukwu, a Mother, an Author, a Filmmaker, an Inspiration, a Survivor…was born on July 4th in Nigeria. She came to America twenty years ago with a dream. Nkem lives her life with a smile on her face and hope in her heart, against all storms.
From an incredibly dynamic and diverse cast to improvements in sound and a new simulcast feature, Oral Fixation’s Season 3 finale goes for “The Whole Enchilada!”
Please enjoy this recap of the evening:
The Studio Theatre on Level 6 of the Wyly Level was packed to the gills. Tickets for the Season 3 closer sold out several days before the show. Season 3 members enjoyed access to reserved seating up front.