Theme: “Push The Envelope”
Theme: “Desination America”
Storyteller: Francisco Moreno
Mexican-born Francisco Moreno shared how he grew up in Texas feeling like a “coconut”: brown on the outside and white on the inside. He learned to find the balance between fitting in and honoring his roots through exploring his identity as an immigrant in his art.
A rule follower of the highest order, Cathy Hutchison, hits the Oral Fixation stage next month for “In the Doghouse,” where she’ll preach the gospel of saying “no” every once in awhile.
Cathy Hutchison is a content creator with a day job in marketing. Her blog, RandomCathy.com, explores living life outside the lines. Cathy is inspired by the things that provide freedom in a world of demands. A believer in the power of color, she can frequently be found brandishing crayons.
Relive our “Destination America” event, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art & SOLUNA Festival, exploring the lives of immigrants.
This May marked Oral Fixation’s second collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art and for this one we collaborated with SOLUNA International Music & Art Festival. The result was “Destination America”, an evening of stories from the mouths of immigrants and refugees. We are delighted to present these special stories to you now on video. Each video begins with an introduction to the storyteller by Monte Laster, who shot these intimate interviews with them in the Dallas Museum of Art as they discuss a personal connection that they have with a piece in the museum. Open your heart and experience the incredible power of the human spirit to endure and shine through even the most difficult of circumstances. Below is the entire playlist of the show. If you enjoy them, please share!
Don’t miss these upcoming stories told live @ Dallas City Performance Hall on Wednesday, October 21st.
- Oral Fixation veteran Allison Hatfield takes the stage with her online dating approach to finding Mr. Right — a canine that is.
- Comedian Jim Kuenzer will have you snorting with laughter at his tale of middle school hijinks.
- Pastor Pollo Corral will shock you with his no-holds-barred account of 40 days spent in captivity due to a mismanaged drug deal.
- Dallas Comedy House star Christie Wallace expertly reveals how a special pup made her way into her heart.
- Cathy Hutchison reacts to the terrifying moment of having to tell her mother she was pregnant out of wedlock.
- Hal Karp takes it way back to a memorable childhood prank.
- And crazed, expectant father Wayne Applebaum digs himself a deep hole with his overtaxed wife.
It was a night of inspiration and breaking new ground as Dallas City Performance Hall welcomed Oral Fixation to their new performance home for season 5 opener, “Pushing The Envelope”.
Dallas’ super-hot live storytelling series for adults hits the big leagues tonight with its 5th Season at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall in the heart of the Arts District. The season opener, “Push the Envelope,” is a metaphor for the unconventional series itself, and you’ll surely want to be there when we christen our new home.
When Oral Fixation kicks off its fifth season, it will not only do so with a “Push the Envelope” themed show, but in its new home at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall, the series’ largest locale to date. There, seven Dallasites will share some unconventional, boundary-pushing true life tales, ranging from adopting Russian babies to unique birthday celebrations, schoolyard tussles and battles with cancer.
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.
JOIN THE FUN:
Season tickets, 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.
What does it mean?
– to be in a situation of being the object of someone’s anger or disapproval.Wiktionary).(source:
– in a situation in which someone is angry at you for something you did or did not do. (source: Cambridge Dictionary).
Rob: Do you want to come out with us tonight, Bob?
Bob: I can’t, Rob.
Rob: Why not?
Bob: I’m in the doghouse with my wife.
Rob: Why? What did you do?
Bob: I forgot her birthday.
Richard was in the doghouse with his girlfriend until he bought her some roses.
Sarah is in the doghouse with Mike because she called him Tim by mistake.
(source: Idiom Meanings)
The Grove in Dallas’s historical West End was the perfect site for a cast of storytellers to make the final preparations heading into the first show of Oral Fixation’s 5th season!
One of the first to arrive, Wayne Applebaum was captivated by the stylish set up of OF’s new rehearsal facility. “This is an amazing space,” he said. “It’s giving me ideas about my tech consulting company offices.”
There was an energy of breaking new ground as storytellers bonded over pizza provided by Nova, and shared tales of a therapeutic editing process. “Talk about pushing the envelope!” exclaimed Mary Kreider, as she recalled reaching an emotional breakthrough following several drafts of her story about mustering up the courage to stand a podium.
Wayne Applebaum comes from a long line of worriers. And this month, he’ll take the Oral Fixation stage to talk about the time he had to put on a brave face during his son’s cancer battle in “Push the Envelope.”