Lover of the sound of a car driving on loose gravel and a newcomer to the Oral Fixation Stage.
Robert Ferguson’s passion for storytelling started early, and was fueled by years of performing in theater & improv. He obtained a BFA in Film & Photography from Ithaca College and after working in TV for 3 years, he moved to corporate sales where he has thrived for the past 16 years.
Lover of coffee, the sound of a Cheeto between her back molars and the historic neighborhoods of Lakewood.
Katherine Bourne is a Seattle transplant who is growing some Texas roots. She graduated from SMU in 2012, and works as an actor, barista and teacher in the DFW area. Thanks to the Dallas community for being a large, chaotic, beautiful family I can share my stories with. Read more
Lover of Paris, France and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.
Bruce Monroe is a Dallas artist and activist. He is a member of the 500X Gallery. He is a past president of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Resource Center Dallas and now serves of the board of The Dallas Way: A GLBT History Project.
The Man Behind “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and Storyteller on the Oral Fixation Stage.
Randy Brooks is inevitably introduced – even at the most inappropriate times – as “the man who wrote ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’” In addition to singer/songwriter gigs, he plays bass with pool party band, The Bad Monkeys, and is the recorded voice of the American Airlines AAdvantage program.
If he were to write his biography, he would title it, “One Hit Wonder.”
When asked about what he wants to be when he grows up, Randy answered, “a two-hit wonder.”
Randy would love to meet the Beatles or anyone in their inner circle and can often be spotted at Poor David’s Pub. Read more
A Lover of the Sound of Nothing in the Sahara Desert and Newcomer to the Oral Fixation Stage.
Jennifer Clasen’s degree in International Relations allowed her to work at the U.N. and State Department until deciding that bureaucracy is a drag. Currently living in McKinney, she hangs whenever possible with her daughter. She aims to return to the legal field, focusing on international law outside bureaucracies.
If she were to write her biography, she would title it, True Story, However Unlikely It May Seem.
If you look hard enough, you may find Jennifer sipping something at the Double Wide and remembering her boundless expectations for the future from her childhood. Read more
Lover of Ice Clinking in a Rocks Glass and Newcomer to the Oral Fixation Stage.
Jesse Hughey is the copy editor and a contributor at the Dallas Observer, where he mostly writes about beer, and freelances whenever possible. His story makes him sound like kind of a dirtbag and he is second-guessing the decision to share it, big-time. Follow him @DallasHophead. Read more
Lover of the sound of waves crashing on the beach, Scooby Doo, and rolling down hills.
Mary Gallagher Williams discovered her untapped passion for writing several years ago, so she returned to school and graduated in 2011 with a journalism degree. An avid moviegoer, she enjoys photography, traveling, and cycling around White Rock Lake. She lives in the artsy Lakewood area of Dallas.
If Mary were to write an autobiography, it would be titled: It’s a Wonderful Life…Most of the Time. Read more
Lori Brennan is a graphic designer, singer and artist. She has been known to do just about any (legal) creative job as RedGirl Creative. In college friends often begged, “Lori, tell us a story.” She has an awesome son and a cool black dog named after Danny Zuko in Grease. Her purse at all times contains a pocket knife, camera and a Sharpie. (She can even be hired for any party for Sharpie-tattooed forearm name tags. But that’s another story…)
You might find Lori listening to music and hanging out at Lee Harvey’s or at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Nights at the DMA!
If she were to write her autobiography, it would be titled: I’ve Dated A Lot of Losers, But They’ve All Had Good Qualities.Read more
A Water Balloon-Throwing, Buddy Holly-Loving, Music-Playing Kind of Guy
Ward Richmond was born and raised in Dallas. He grew up in Lakewood and graduated from Woodrow Wilson ‘96 and Brown University ‘00. Ward has a gorgeous wife, Gina, and they have a dog, Waylon. He works as a professional musician, a commercial real estate broker and a triathlon coach.
Ward can often be found at Lakewood Landing, listening for his favorite sound of a beer can opening and dreaming of becoming a movie star.
His favorite book of the last decade is The Comedy Writer by Peter Farrelly.
There, you fill out a bit of personal information and upload your story.
If we feel like your piece is well-suited for the show, Nicole Stewart will then contact you.
If you are accepted, you’ll then go through an editing process to pull forth the truthiest, juiciest parts of your story and get you ready for the stage. You’ll attend a rehearsal and on the night of the show you’ll read your story from the page.