Jump Off A Cliff

On November 3rd, Oral Fixation starts Season 6 by Jumping Off A Cliff!

Imagine a dark stage, a spotlight, a music stand and seven individuals reading aloud their true, stories on the Hamon Hall Stage Stage. This carefully curated theatrical event features a primarily local lineup of women whose stories will enlighten and ultimately uplift viewers.

Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) will “Jump Off A Cliff” at AT&T Performing Arts Center to kick off its 6th season. Headlining this power-packed show is former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who sued Fox CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. Carlson’s story will draw from her new book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, which highlights how she completely transformed her life by jumping off a cliff in her career—a transformation so impactful it inspired Oral Fixation to assemble this special show, featuring an all-female cast.

Joining Carlson will be Amy Pengra Button who, mired in grief over the untimely loss of her brother, finds hope from an unlikely source. Attempting to find a new hobby, Dawynn Edwards awkwardly and hilariously braves a climbing gym. Searching for connection, Anjelica Ruiz goes against the wishes of her mother and leaves Christianity. Emma Vrabel, 14 and living with albinism, discovers power in self-advocacy at her new school. After nearly two decades of stuffing her emotions, Latvian-born Tereze Gruntmane finds her voice. And for Rachel McEnany, when previous efforts to conquer her fear and anxiety fell short, she tried something completely different—falling to earth instead.

“Jump Off A Cliff” is being gratefully underwritten by Carlson’s Gift of Courage Fund. As part of Carlson’s visit to Dallas, she is kicking off the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative (GCLI), a yearlong program bringing civic leadership and advocacy training to thousands of underserved women nationwide, especially empowering those who have experienced gender-based violence, discrimination, or harassment. All tickets to “Jump Off A Cliff” include a copy of Carlson’s new book.

Since 2011, Oral Fixation has been bringing Dallasites together in compassion, laughter, and respect. Through this fully-immersive, wildly entertaining, and deeply personal experience, tens of thousands of audience members have taken visceral rides with our storytellers, and together walked through personal stories of transformation, change, and ultimately—life. On Friday night, November 3rd, the adventure continues.

 

DATE: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
TIME: 8pm – 9:30pm
LOCATION: Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

TICKETS: $40 (includes Gretchen Carlson’s book Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back)

Performers
Gretchen Carlson
Amy Pengra Button
Dawynn Edwards
Anjelica Ruiz
Emma Vrabel
Tereze Gruntmane
Rachel McEnany

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