Meet the “Train Wreck” Cast

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The cast of “Go With the Flow” had barely taken their final bow when it was time for us to cast the second show of Season 4. Things sure are moving fast around here — one might say they are moving faster than a speeding train. Which brings us to our theme — “Train Wreck” — and our fabulous cast.

Headlining the show: the lovely Bri Crum, president and publicist at Plan B PR, and co-host and creator of Inside Entertainment TV on KTXD47. Bri will share with the utmost love and humor how her family is a train wreck — and why she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Joining her for two nights of fun:

  • Glynn Wilcox, the rare witness to an actual train wreck, talking about his marriage ending and accidentally catching his house on fire.
  • Paul Scott, an Oral Fixation veteran, recalling his second honeymoon at a couples’ resort that was a total disaster.
  • Caroline North discussing a train ride to visit her half-brother, a former meth addict, that forced to face her own addiction and make an important decision.
  • Linda Thomas professing how her life became a train wreck after she moved to California and found herself pregnant, hungry, and hopeless.
  • Nan Kirkpatrick outlining the web of lies that led her to realize she’s an alcoholic.
  • And Michael Moore, who calls himself “22 going on 65,” telling how he went from frat house to family man — complicated childbirth included.

These topics may seem heavy, but in the grand tradition of Oral Fixation, we promise you many laughs, too. So join us on Monday, November 3, at the Wyly, or Wednesday, November 12, at The Texas Theatre. Tickets are on sale now. Get them before this train leaves the station.

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Nayrok Udab

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Nayrok Udab’s initial influence in comedy was her mother’s record collection, and today she is known for her head-banging, crowd-moving stage performances that combine rock and hip-hop with a funk twist. This month, she headlines the Oral Fixation season four opener, “Go With the Flow.”

Born in Dallas, Koryan Wright is the middle child of Kolleen Queenie Wright. Koryan spelled backward is Nayrok. Udab is the flip side of her Grammy Award-winning sister’s, Erykah Badu’s, last name. Nayrok’s comedic style has been said to be “what comedy has been missing.”

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Season 3: It’s a Wrap!

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Season 3 was a monumental year for Oral Fixation. Not only did we move into the AT&T Performing Arts Center space in Hamon Hall, but even that incredible venue couldn’t contain the obsession!

After continually selling out show after show, Oral Fixation closed Season 3 in our new venue across the street, with more than 100 additional seats. Oral Fixation fans from across Dallas packed the Wyly for the best housewarming we could have imagined.

After a season defined by both hilarious and heart-wrenching tales, we asked you to tell us what your favorite stories were from Season 3. Hundreds of fans voted, and we were enamored by the eclectic range of selections that stood out to you. You selected seven storytellers who truly represent Oral Fixation: a range of ages, genders, religions, sexual preferences, and political beliefs. They were a quirky group, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Read more

Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Emily Trube

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Having spent years on the radio, Emily Trube is stepping out onto the stage. The spotlight is on her this month as she shares her story with Oral Fixation in “Go With the Flow.”

Emily Trube is a radio reporter, proud Oak Cliff resident, and fifth-generation Texan. She started a broadcasting career in 2003, after spending 11 years in the New York theater scene. You can hear her each morning on CBS Radio’s KRLD and read her reports at TheaterJones.com.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Sissy Block Zoller

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A new Dallas resident but an old hat at storytelling, Sissy Block Zoller makes her Oral Fixation debut this month with a tale about the time she was possibly a mafia princess.

Sissy Block Zoller recently married and moved to Dallas from New York City. A talkative writer, Sissy’s art form of choice is storytelling. She has performed with The Moth and co-produced and performed in the off-Broadway production of Love and Israel, a monologues show about people’s relationships with Israel.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Pamela Stone

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Pam Stone, lover of Dr. Katz and the scent of sweet honeysuckle, returns to the Oral Fixation stage for “Go With the Flow.” 

Pamela Stone is an award-winning journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the New York Times 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.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Cheryl Norris

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A Peace Corp alum who loves to laugh, Cheryl Norris shares her fateful tale of spinning the Wheel of Fortune (literally!) at our October show, “Go With the Flow.”

Cheryl Norris recently returned to her home state of Texas after spending 22 years in Chicago, where it was lovely but just too cold. Now it’s too hot. She has a very talented daughter, Rachel, her own consulting and training business, and two cute but annoying dogs.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Monica Berry

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Attorney Monica Berry went through puberty without her mother and has probably bought more sanitary pads out of vending machines than you have. This month she’s the visitor: on the Oral Fixation stage.

Monica Berry was born in upstate New York and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended Midwestern Big Ten schools for college and law school, but ended up in Texas. She’s an in-house lawyer who writes in her free time, believes in fairy-tale endings, and eats dessert before dinner whenever possible.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Kendra Greene

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She gives a mean haircut, can teach you to order “six pastries” in Portuguese, and sometimes does an impression of a giraffe doing an impression of Yoda — and this month she shares a tale about a Chilean rafting trip gone awry with the Oral Fixation audience.

Kendra Greene is the writer in residence at the Dallas Museum of Art. She is also the current art director of Defunct and reads the news on North Texas Radio for the Blind. What she wouldn’t give for a letterpress studio and a case of wood type.

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Meet the “Go With the Flow” Cast

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We carefully sifted through the entries, combed through every line of every story, to find the juiciest, truthiest seven selections to kick off what we know is going to be a fabulous fourth season of Oral Fixation — and we’re pleased to introduce you to the badass, all-female cast of “Go With the Flow.”

Headlining the show: Nayrok Udab, the comedienne sister of Dallas’s own Erykah Badu. Nayrok apparently used to kiss girls and will share salacious tidbits from her phase with lesbianism.

Joining her for a night of live storytelling are six more women to watch:

  • Kendra Greene will share her tale about a Chilean whitewater rafting adventure gone awry.
  • Monica Berry will remember what it was like to go through puberty without a mother.
  • Cheryl Norris will spin the Wheel of Fortune — literally.
  • Pamela Stone will tell of facing down the C-word.
  • Emily Trube will explore how breaking her leg changed her life.
  • And Sissy Block Zoller will reflect on the time she was possibly a mafia princess.

This promises to be a night to remember. So join us on Monday, October 13, at the Wyly, or on Wednesday, October 15, at The Texas Theatre. Season tickets and tickets for “Go With the Flow” are on sale now. Boys are allowed!