Meet the Cast of “Stick Together”

Don’t miss these stories told live @ Moody Performance Hall on 💝 Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th!

For this Valentine’s Day, Oral Fixation is presenting “Stick Together,” a special show of love, life, and laughter. Taking the Moody Performance Hall stage on February 14 at 8 p.m., our seven storytellers will be delivering something genuine, sweet, and real. From fighting loneliness to fleeing abuse—from overcoming illness to welcoming unconditional love—from dissolving friendships to joining in conjugal bliss, #StickTogether will span the spectrum. Detailed storyteller profiles coming soon. In the meantime, however, meet our wondrous cast:

  • Crow Collection Executive Director Amy Hofland experiences the power of parental love.
  • Moving to a new city, attorney Monica Berry seeks adventure at Scrabble Club.
  • Actress and singer Shelley Miller struggles and thrives through relationships.
  • Confronting mental illness, educator Sallie Crotty finds power.
  • Dannie M. Olguin survives a childhood of both adventure and terror.
  • Writer Stacey Megally learns what friendship is and isn’t.
  • Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen deals with a husband stitch gone awry.

For this Valentine’s Day, do something more than just dinner and flowers! Come join these seven souls and celebrate life! $25 tickets are on sale now. Get yours now!

Share Your Story: Stick Together

stɪk \ təˈgɛðər

What does it mean?

– To support each other (Source: Cambridge Dictionary).

– To remain loyal or friendly to one another (Source: Collins English Dictionary).

– To remain in one another’s company (Source: McGraw Hill Dictionary).

– To physically combine by adhesion (Source: Wiktionary).

Example Sentences:

It’s important that we stick together on this issue (Source: American Heritage Idioms Dictionary).

No matter how old you are—when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together (Source: Robert Fulghum).

The Siamese twins had no choice but to stick together (Source: Urban Dictionary).

You have to resolve to stick together as a couple (Source: Cambridge Dictionary).

It isn’t much fun for one, but two can stick together. (Source: Winnie the Pooh).

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together (Source: Vesta M. Kelly).

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Rachel McEnany

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Rachel McEnany

Even though Rachel McEnany came from long line of daredevils, she often found herself crippled with fear. When getting sober didn’t completely fix that problem, she tried something else entirely: jumping out of a plane. She overcame her fears, found the love of her life, and became the empowered woman she is today.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Emma Vrabel

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Emma Vrabel

When 14-year-old Emma Vrabel took the stage, most in the audience likely knew little about albinism. But with courage, verve, and plenty of humor, Emma gave us all a lesson in humanity, her condition, and self-advocacy.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Dawynn Edwards

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Dawynn Edwards

When Dawynn Edwards shared her hilarious and honest tale of seeking fitness and joining a climbing gym, she had everyone in stitches. “I was wearing a spandex tank top with yoga pants, and feeling scantily clad,” Dawynn said. “Forcing the loops of the harness into my crotch meant every nook and cranny of my personhood was on display.”

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Anjelica Ruiz

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Anjelica Ruiz

Blogger Anjelica Ruiz touched many with her brave and beautiful tale of converting to Judaism despite that faith having a dearth of Hispanics and more so, her mother not approving. In the moment she had to finally make a decision, Anjelica stood for one thing: herself.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Tereze Gruntmane

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Tereze Gruntmane

Zaza Couture founder Tereze Gruntmane took the audience on a trip that spanned three children, multiple decades, and the ups and downs of life: from meeting her husband to overcoming adultery—to starting an international clothing line—to finding her own strength and voice.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Amy Pengra Button

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Amy Pengra Button

Kicking off our season opener with a stunningly written story, Amy Pengra Button shared her tale of losing her brother Moss and then finding his spirit again by climbing aboard the very thing that took him: a motorcycle. At first she was frightened, but then, everything changed.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Rooha Haghar

When Rooha Haghar was 12, her family—fleeing religious persecution in Iran—boarded a bus and left everything behind. On Tuesday night, December 19, come hear Rooha’s eye-opening tale of coming to America with only dreams and grit.

High school junior Rooha Haghar is a Vickery Meadow EAGLE Scholar who hopes to one day attend the University of California, Berkeley. An active artist and photographer, Rooha was instrumental in seeing Dallas’ #EducationIsNotACrime public mural become a reality—and her “Humans of Vickery Meadow” project was recently featured at Love Field Airport.

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