Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amy Martin

Amy-Martin

Comedy journalist, Amy Martin, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Amy Martin produced festivals and concerts, including the acclaimed Summer and Winter SolstiCelebrations for 20 years. She also operated Moonlady News for the holistic and spiritual communities. A writer of three decades decades experience, she is senior comedy journalist for TheaterJones.com and writes the North Texas Wild column for GreenSourceDFW.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jim Dolan

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Writer and Psychotherapist, Jim Dolan, will return to the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

James Dolan is a lifelong resident of Oak Cliff, Texas. He is a psychotherapist, fiction writer, member of the Writer’s Garret, Pushcart nominated poet, sometime film actor, swimmer, bike racer, husband, father. A strange thing to say, but he loves Dallas, and Oak Cliff even more.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Joel Page

Joel Page
Joel Page

Local lawyer and writer, Joel Page, will return to the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Joel Page lives in Dallas with his wife of 6 years, their cats Woodward and Bernstein, and their dog John Quincy Adams. He works as a lawyer for the public defender, and writes fiction when he isn’t working. You could read his latest published story in the Spring 2014 issue of Word Machine Magazine.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amanda Woodard

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Avid reader and writer, Amanda Woodard, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Amanda Woodard is a junior at University of North Texas. When she isn’t studying, she writes her first novel, quickly loses interest in books which are not life-changing, and points out unintentional puns. Amanda lives in the Dallas Arts District with her partner, Courtney, and their giant mystery dog, Hiro.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Valerie Grimes

Valerie-Grimes

Businesswoman and rainstorm lover, Valerie Grimes, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Valerie Grimes was born in Dallas and now lives in Irving but is ready to sell her house and move to Oak Cliff. She has a grown daughter, son and two grandchildren. She loves physically challenging activities. For the past 25 years she has owned and operated two businesses.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Blake Friis

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Blake Friis, lover of walks around White Rock Lake, will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Blake Friis, if not for the lure of khakis and fluorescent lighting, may have become a fourth-generation farmer in rural Iowa, where he grew up doing the kind of chores that inspire young men to pursue lives of khakis and fluorescent lighting.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Lisa Johnson Mitchell

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Writer Lisa Johnson Mitchell will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”

Lisa Johnson Mitchell, a Dallas native and SMU grad, spent the 80s writing ad copy on Madison Avenue. She then spent the 90s travelling to LA writing and producing TV spots. She co-directed the film, “His Name is Bob,” about Deep Ellum icon, Bob Crawford.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Shama Shams

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The brave and lovely Shama Shams will return to the Oral Fixation stage with a powerful story for “Elephant in the Room.”

Shama is a mother of two girls, wife, Girl Scouts troop leader, Development Director for LifePath Systems and a writer. At the age of ten her family moved to Memphis from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Shama loves hanging out with her daughters and getting pampered by her husband.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On Steven Harrell

Steven-Harrell

Writer and elotes lover, Steven Harrell will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Elephant in the Room.”

Steven Harrell was raised in the suburbs and graduated with a degree in English from the University of Dallas. He and his wife, Allison, live in Oak Cliff with their sons, Eli and Theodore. He serves as the director of communications for a non-profit in Dallas.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On Marion Armstrong

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Oak Cliff dweller and coffee lover, Marion Armstrong, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Elephant in the Room.”

Marion Armstrong was born and raised in Dallas. She moved back in 2012 after college and law school took her other places. She enjoys listening to live music, watching college football, and planning trips she may or may not ever take.

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