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.
Using the most quirky and eloquent details, the adorable Haven Abedin pays homage to her beloved mother, who overcame incredible odds to beat cancer, only to sustain a terrible injury during a family vacation. Through recalling the little acts of kindness that strangers showed Haven and her family during this time of need, she found comfort and peace amid great heartache.
The lovable and kind Phillip Morales invites the audience back to his elementary school days for an after-school fight on the playground. In writing about his actions during a subsequent visit to the principal’s office, Phillip discovered his life’s passion and how his hand wrapped around a pencil will always be mightier than a fist.
Award-winning writer, and veteran Oral Fixation storyteller, Pamela Stone return to the Oral Fixation stage to talk about how it was her daughter’s literal “Writing On The Wall” of her bedroom closet that helped the two connect during those awkward teen years.
Self-proclaimed “exhibitionist” R. Jane Hardin recalls a passionate teenage relationship that resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. After a short-lived, blissful period of “playing house,” Jane endured the agony of an abusive relationship that she left in order to protect her new baby girl.
The beautifully indomitable Rhoni Golden set the tone for our March show with an uproarious tale of the “poop-tastrophe” she found one morning in the bedroom of her autistic son, Gray. Without flinching, Rhoni told with great charm and wit how she put her Sunshine Cleaning-esque crew into motion to clean up the mess– only to realize she was hosing off poop-covered furniture on her lawn on the day of the neighborhood garage sale!
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!
She is an award-winning writer herself, but next week, Pamela Stone will return to the Oral Fixation stage to talk about how it was her daughter’s literal “Writing On The Wall” of their home that helped the two connect during those awkward teen years.
Pamela Stone is an award-winning journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the New YorkTimes and Los Angeles Times syndicates. Her book, A Woman’s Guide to Living Alone, is nationally distributed. She says that writing is in her DNA. Her father often rose at dawn to write Japanese haikus.
With a brave face and a strong defense mechanism, she looked past the “Writing On The Wall” for longer than most anyone else would have tolerated. And next week Rene Rivera will take the Oral Fixation stage to share how she finally came to grips with her husband’s mental illness.
Rene Rivera is from Oklahoma City. She is a mother of two teenage boys, who are the light of her life, and the thorn in her side at the same time. She is currently a business analyst for a health care compliance company. Rene enjoys the outdoors, traveling and being active. When she wants to escape from the world, she binges on Netflix.