“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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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Greg Miller

At the helm of Texas’ largest independent commercial real estate firm, Greg Miller was caught off guard when people he trusted attempted a coup. On Tuesday, December 19, come hear Greg’s inspiring tale of stepping up to protect his family’s 100-year-old legacy.

Greg Miller was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is married with two children. He is President and CEO of Henry S. Miller Companies, a full service commercial real estate business started by his great grandfather in 1914. Greg loves coaching his sons’ football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Wegs Wegerbauer

When Wegs Wegerbauer received an unexpected letter in 1993, dominoes tumbled all the way to another continent. On Tuesday, December 19, come join Wegs on his globe-trotting adventure of self-discovery and finding home.

Wegs, like “eggs” with a w, has been telling stories most of his life. Early on, most of these tales were rejected by the likes of his parents, teachers, and the local police. However, thanks to their constructive criticism, today, Wegs tells stories professionally for GSD&M, an ad agency in Austin.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Lorie Burch

As a young girl, Lorie Burch feared attention and risk. Yet somehow, she’s now running for the U.S. House of Representatives! On Tuesday, December 19, come hear the moving tale of how Lorie found her voice—and bravely became the voice for many.

Lorie Burch is a Dallas attorney and candidate for U.S. Congress. Recognized both locally and nationally for her leadership and advocacy, Lorie has worked tirelessly for the LGBT community, the elderly, children with special needs, veterans, and all in-between. She, her wife Kimberly, and their two adorable girls live in Plano, where family and faith are their top priorities.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Coleman Easley

At 17, Coleman Easley triggered the alarm in his house one night and opted for the best response possible: grabbing a bat and helping his parents and police find the “intruder.” On Tuesday, December 19, Coleman takes us back to the days of sneaking out to party. 

A Dallas native, Coleman Easley is new to the local storytelling scene. His experiences have been shaped by time spent in North Texas, the Mississippi delta, Austin, and New York. Some of those experiences were sought after, others were unavoidable. He is grateful to share one such experience with the Oral Fixation audience.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Maya Modi

Maya Modi loved her job as a high school art teacher. But when a doctored video from her classroom went viral—everything changed. On Tuesday, December 19, we’ll join Maya as she relives the roller coaster ride that became her life. 

Maya Modi is an entrepreneur, artist, and dedicated animal advocate. When she is not painting in watercolor, she works with Dallas Pets Alive! to foster kittens and make the city a no-kill haven for animals. Maya shares her stories in order to educate the public on issues that are often not thought about.

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