Out From Under The Rug

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SHOW DESCRIPTION

Live storytelling series, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), is coming to Houston with to eradicate stigma around abortion by sharing stories that have been swept under the rug. Think of a spotlight, a music stand and seven people reading aloud their true, personal abortion-related stories on the MATCH 4 Stage. This carefully curated theatrical event features a largely local lineup whose stories will enlighten and ultimately uplift viewers. Highlights include Houston local Sherry Merfish who will bravely share her pre-Roe v. Wade abortion story and Dr. Willie Parker, a black Southern Baptist abortion provider, sharing how he went from being against providing abortions to feeling it is his religious duty to do so.

HOUSTON

DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017
TIME: 3pm – 4:30pm
DATE: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
TIME: 8pm – 9:30pm

LOCATION: MATCH Theatre
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS: $25 General Admission

Performers
Dr. Willie Parker
Sherry Merfish
5 more storytellers TBD
*If you are interested in telling your abortion-related story, visit our Submissions page for details and deadlines!

This show is made possible thanks to the Simmons Foundation, Stardust Fund, & WORDSPACE.

MONTREAL

DATE: Monday, April 24th, 2016
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

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:

 

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