Out From Under The Rug

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The next installment of Oral Fixation’s “Out From Under The Rug: True Life Tales Of Abortion” series hits Houston, Texas to eradicate stigma around abortion by providing a platform for sharing true, personal stories that have long been swept under the rug.

Imagine a dark stage, a spotlight, a music stand and seven individuals reading aloud their true, personal abortion-related stories on the MATCH 4 Stage. This carefully curated theatrical event features a primarily local lineup of men and women whose stories will enlighten and ultimately uplift viewers as well as contextualize the hotly debated issue of abortion.

Highlights include Houstonian Sherry Merfish who will bravely share her pre-Roe v. Wade abortion story and Dr. Willie Parker, a black Southern Baptist abortion provider and emerging leader of the reproductive rights movement, sharing how he went from being against providing abortions to feeling it is his religious duty to do so. Oral Fixation is currently seeking 5 more Houston-area residents to share their stories connected to abortion.

Tickets will go on sale soon. RSVP on our Facebook event page for the matinee and evening performances and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date! If you are interested in telling your abortion-related story, click here for details, deadlines and to share your story!

HOUSTON

DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017
TIME: 2pm – 3:30pm
DATE: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
TIME: 7pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: MATCH Theatre
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS: Starting at $25 for General Admission (not yet onsale)
Performers
Dr. Willie Parker
Sherry Merfish
5 more storytellers TBD

Thanks to
The Simmons Foundation, Stardust Fund, & WORDSPACE.

SNEAK PEEK

For a preview of the type of stories you will see onstage in “Out From Under The Rug”: True Life Tales of Abortion, check out this video:

PAST “OUT FROM UNDER THE RUG: TRUE LIFE TALES OF ABORTION” SHOWS

MONTREAL

DATE: Monday, April 24th, 2017
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
LOCATIONHotel Bonaventure Montreal
900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4, Canada

Performers
Dr. Curtis Boyd
Clark Harding
Nicole Stewart
Lulu Ward
Daniel Kanter
Elise Bilodeau
Mayela Gutknecht

AUSTIN

DATE: Monday, October 10th, 2016
TIME: 8pm – 9:30pm
LOCATION: ZACH Theatre
202 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: $25

Performers
Elise Bilodeau
Mayela Gutknecht
Sherry Merfish
Valerie R. Peterson
Scott Ross
Shiloh Venable

Carole Wall

DALLAS

Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Time: 8pm-9:30pm
Location: Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St, Dallas TX 75201
Ticket Price: $25

This show was made possible thanks to WORDSPACE.

Performers
Elise Bilodeau
Emily Cortez
Clark Harding
Daniel Kanter
Britt Payne
Dr. Curtis Boyd
Lulu Ward

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