Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Nicole Stewart

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Nicole Stewart, creator of Oral Fixation, will tell her first story in Hamon Hall for “Bun in the Oven”.  And it’s a biggie. 

Nicole Stewart is the creator of Oral Fixation.  She spoke about the healing power of sharing stories at TEDxKIDS and TEDxSMU.  She’s spoken at the Nasher, walked the runway at Stanley Korshak, and been awarded Best Future Arts Leader.  She lives with her husband Anton and Pomeranian Ellie in Lakewood.
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Bun in the Oven!

/bʌn/ /ɪn/ /T͟Hē/ /ˈʌvn/

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What Does it Mean?

1. to be pregnant with a child, gestate, expect, bear, carry; “She is bearing his child”; “The are expecting another child in January”; “I am carrying his child”

2. birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have – cause to be born; “My wife had twins yesterday!”

3. expect – look forward to the birth of a child; “She is expecting in March”

If you need a laugh, enjoy this hysterical music video featuring the hot song “Bun in the Oven”!

Get ready for “Bun in the Oven” at Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House on Monday, October 28th!

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Merritt Tierce


Merritt Tierce, author of the upcoming novel “Love Me Back”, will make her Oral Fixation debut at Hamon Hall. 

Merritt Tierce is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award, and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree.  Her first novel is forthcoming from Doubleday.  She is the director of Texas Equal Access Fund and lives in Denton with her family.
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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Mary Ellen Kendall


Mary Ellen Kendall, lover of recess and the smell of apple pie, will be the third person in her family to grace the Oral Fixation stage. 

Mary Ellen Kendall is a wife, mother of two and attorney who would rather be walking White Rock Lake with her family or enjoying a patio with friends.  She enjoys reading when she can find a quiet moment.  In her spare time, she chases children and dreams of traveling more.
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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Kate Ryan Williams


Kate Ryan Williams, most recently of The Huffington Post, will fulfill her dream of reading her writing onstage in “Bun in the Oven.” 

Kate Ryan Williams has studied primates in Venezuela, been an anthropologist in Alaska, and taught in Texas public schools.  Raising three teenage boys with her marine biologist husband is the most adventurous thing she has ever undertaken.  She writes about it all.  Read her essays and article at http://kateryanwilliams.blogspot.com/
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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen


The lovely Tiana will make her Oral Fixation debut in Season 3’s opener “Bun in the Oven.” 

Tiana, a professional Planeteer, dumpster dives and educates the masses on actions they can take to ensure the longevity of humanity.  She loves her partner Bjørn, brevity, and foods made of cheese.  Tiana is the Starry Night Rider and can be spotted in her art car all over Dallas.
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Season 3 Announced: Dallas Arts District, Here We Come!


Drum roll please…Oral Fixation is very proud to announce it will be presenting its third season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District!  We hope that by moving into our new venue, Hamon Hall in The Winspear Opera House, in the world’s largest arts district, we will be able to reach more Dallas citizens and provide a supercool opportunity for our storytellers to share their true-life tales on a grander scale.  We’re gaining almost 100 seats and a state-of-the-art facility along with the best theatrical technicians in Dallas.  We couldn’t be more excited- you’re going to love it!  Note: all Oral Fixation shows will be at 8pm on Mondays and tickets will go on sale on the AT&T PAC website early next month.  Yes, season tickets will be available!

For those of you who have been chomping at the bit for the new dates and themes, wait no longer.  Read through the list, see what speaks to you, and send us your stories!  We’ve revamped our Submissions page so read it with a fine-toothed comb for hints and guidelines to follow to give yourself the best shot of scoring a spot in our Season 3 line-up.


“Best of Season 2”: Monday, September 30th
“Bun in the Oven”: MondayOctober 28th
“When in Rome”: Monday, December 16th
“Silver Lining”: Monday, January 27th
“No Strings Attached”: Monday, February 17th
“Elephant in the Room”: Monday, March 17th
“Ducks in a Row”: Monday, April 14th
“The Whole Enchilada”: Monday, May 5th

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