Best of Season 4 Cast Announced at Season 4 Wrap Party!

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Recapping Season 4

Our Season 4 wrap party was a very special afternoon.  50 storytellers, members and sponsors mixed and mingled among the friendly sculptures at Dallas artist Brad Oldham’s studio store on Ross downtown near the Aquarium.  Deep Eddy provided delicious cocktails and Dive Restaurant offered light bites to celebrate the past season.  From adding a second performance at Texas Theatre and the free “Meet & Greet the Cast” event in Oak Cliff to record ticket sales averaging 400 a month to great sponsors and increased donations, it was a remarkable year.  The group gathered to hear the announcement of who had been voted to favorite storytellers of Season 4. Read more

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“Happy Camper” featuring Ken Bethea

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Ken Bethea

Oral Fixation’s very own rockstar, Ken Bethea, took the stage with an inspiring story about going from “the copy man” to a bona fide rock star in less than three years. In peeling back the curtain of how he formed the Old 97’s, Ken reminded the audience that, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Melissa Smrekar

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Melissa Smrekar

With her signature sarcasm and sass, veteran storyteller Melissa Smrekar returned to the Oral Fixation stage with an uproarious tale of her complicated relationship with The Great Outdoors that left the audience buckling over in laughter. In telling the story of a mandatory eighth grade camping trip, Melissa revealed how she arrived at one of her life mantras: that it’s really liberating to say no to shit you hate.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Charles Scudder

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Charles Scudder

Dallas Morning News reporter and avid camper, Charles Scudder, introduces the audience to Goatman, the campfire monster who haunted his dreams on camping trips as a child. Years later, when Charlie was assigned to write an article about the “Lake Worth Monster,” he entered the lion’s den and came face-to-face with the real life Goatman.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Nicole Stewart

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Nicole Stewart

Oral Fixation’s spirited leader, Nicole Stewart, reflects on a dark period of her youth when her desire to be tan, blonde and thin led to severe anorexia. After violating a rule at her beloved summer camp, Nicole bravely faced her demons head-on to forge a path to recovery from her eating disorder. In accepting the forgiveness of others, she was finally able to forgive herself.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Randy Brown

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Randy Brown

With a passionate love for the outdoors, the poised and eloquent Randy Brown invited the audience along for one of his adventures to the Grand Canyon, where he once found himself stranded without a lifeline.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Xuan Nguyen

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Xuan Nguyen

The adorably quirky Xuan Nguyen charmed the audience with her tale of growing up as a Vietnamese-American who longed for the normalcy of Lunchables and summer camp. When the self-described “weird kid” fulfilled her dream by attending a Vietnamese Catholic camp, though, it wasn’t everything she hoped it would be.

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“Happy Camper” featuring Ryan Gifford-Robinson

Theme: “Happy Camper”
Storyteller: Ryan Gifford-Robinson

The compassionate Ryan Gifford-Robinson delivers an impactful story of working at a camp for disabled youth, an experience that profoundly impacted his view of the world. Through his connection with the boys, Ryan reminds us that some people’s dreams are as simple as getting to pee in the woods.

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“Writing on the Wall” featuring Candy Evans

Theme: “Writing on the Wall”
Storyteller: Candy Evans

After entering the stage to the song “I Want Candy,” the incomparable Candy Evans charmed the audience with how, after putting family first for many years, she finally harvested her passion for writing by creating the first real estate blog in Dallas, Candy’s Dirt.

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