Oral History: Out From Under The Rug [Dallas]

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On Wednesday, September 21, hundreds of people packed into Dallas City Performance Hall to witness a moment in history. For the first time in Dallas, a group of men and women were set to share their own, true personal stories related to abortion. This special edition of Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), entitled “Out From Under The Rug,” was created, produced, and directed by Oral Fixation founder Nicole Stewart, who shared her own abortion story in the OF show, “Bun in the Oven,” and felt compelled to push the envelope even further: an entire show of stories about abortion. Her hope: humanize this hot-button topic that has been stigmatized and moralized, and in this election year, open up a space where a conversation can begin. “It is time to #SweepOutTheShame of abortion,” Nicole has said. And given the crowd that showed up for #OutFromUnderTheRug, she is far from alone in her thinking.

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Oral History: Icing On The Cake

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On Tuesday, May 10, hundreds of people beat it down to Dallas City Performance Hall to partake in the sweetest treat of the day: the Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) Season Five finale, “Icing on the Cake.” And boy, did our seven storytellers deliver! Rich with all the right ingredients, their seven tales of transformation and change served up a multi-course evening that absolutely satisfied every appetite in the house!

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Oral History: Pulling Teeth

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On Wednesday, April 13, the cast of “Pulling Teeth” took to the Dallas City Performance Hall stage and delivered just what the dentist ordered: seven crowning tales of transformation and change. Funnier than laughing gas and deeper than a root canal, our “Pulling Teeth” storytellers led the audience on a wild ride that drilled deep, aligned smiles and filled the cavities within. From literal to metaphorical, these “Pulling Teeth” tales went down easy. 

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Oral History: “Destination America”

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“Destination America,” Oral Fixation’s packed collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live and SOLUNA International Art & Music Festival, was a night to remember, celebrating the amazing endurance of the human spirit through the true stories of immigrants and refugees!

To start off the evening, youth guitar ensemble La Rondalla from Oak Cliff played a lively set. Then, SOLUNA resident artist Monte Laster presented a stunning film entitled Destinations, which featured each of the storytellers interacting with a work of art from the Dallas Museum of Art that resonated with their journey.

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Oral History: “Writing on the Wall”

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In one of our strongest shows to date, seven brave souls from North Texas bared their souls and shared their stories during March’s “Writing on the Wall.” Following a lively and engaging “Meet the Cast” event at The Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff, the cast of “Writing on the Wall” performed their stories twice — at both the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District and at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. With an eclectic mix in the both cast’s stories and in their personalities, many Orally Fixated fans commented after the show that it was their favorite collection of performances yet!

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Oral History: “Two Peas in a Pod”

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The wonderful cast of “Two Peas In A Pod” on 2/9 at The Wyly Studio Theatre

For our annual Valentine’s Day show, Oral Fixation presented “Two Peas in a Pod” on Monday evening at Wyly Theatre in AT&T Performing Arts Center, and on Wednesday evening at Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. For this special relationship-centric show, seven brave Dallasites gave us the feels as they detailed heart-tugging stories of love and companionship in every imaginable form.

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