Meet the Cast of “Stick Together”

Don’t miss these stories told live @ Moody Performance Hall on 💝 Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th!

For this Valentine’s Day, Oral Fixation is presenting “Stick Together,” a special show of love, life, and laughter. Taking the Moody Performance Hall stage on February 14 at 8 p.m., our seven storytellers will be delivering something genuine, sweet, and real. From fighting loneliness to fleeing abuse—from overcoming illness to welcoming unconditional love—from dissolving friendships to joining in conjugal bliss, #StickTogether will span the spectrum. Detailed storyteller profiles coming soon. In the meantime, however, meet our wondrous cast:

  • Crow Collection Executive Director Amy Hofland experiences the power of parental love.
  • Moving to a new city, attorney Monica Berry seeks adventure at Scrabble Club.
  • Shelley Miller struggles and thrives through relationships and the complexities of love.
  • Confronting mental illness, educator Sallie Crotty finds power.
  • Dannie M. Olguin survives a childhood of both adventure and terror.
  • Writer Stacey Megally learns what friendship is and isn’t.
  • Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen deals with a husband stitch gone awry.

For this Valentine’s Day, do something more than just dinner and flowers! Come join these seven souls and celebrate life! $25 tickets are on sale now. Get yours now!

“Partner In Crime” featuring Nicole Fillion-Robin

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Storyteller: Nicole Fillion-Robin

With a harrowing tale of survival and fighting back against domestic violence, Nicole Fillion-Robin takes the audience from the depths of despair to the heights of empowerment. And when she informed them that her perpetrator now sits in jail, they broke into rapturous applause.

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“Partner In Crime” Featuring Dana Proulx-Willis

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Storyteller: Dana Proulx-Willis

Published playwright and seasoned performer, Dana Proulx-Willis, recalls not fitting in during junior high, and how finding a partner in crime made all the difference. “We drew pictures of people riding the bikes on the bicycle crossing signs,” she says, recalling some of the duo’s hijinks.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Nicole Fillion-Robin

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After suffering through a harrowing summer of domestic violence, Nicole Fillion-Robin could have melted down. But next month, she’ll take the Oral Fixation stage to talk about how her “Partner in Crime” and fellow DV survivor got her through. 

Nicole Fillion-Robin is a social justice professional, travel enthusiast and lover of most humans. While she enjoys risky behavior — like rock climbing, anarchy and hitchhiking — at heart she’s a true nerd-pacifist and loves losing herself in fiction, journaling and learning foreign languages.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Dana Proulx-Willis

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Truancy, vandalism, shoplifting and drinking were everyday occurrences for Dana Proulx-Willis and her gang of moccasin-wearing cohorts. Next month she’ll recall her years of juvenile delinquency on the Oral Fixation stage in “Partner in Crime.”

Dana Proulx-Willis began life in 1962 in Seattle. Five moves later, she landed in Farmers Branch, Texas, where she spent most of her formative years. She graduated from Arts Magnet, got her BFA in theatre and education from Texas State, and is now a children’s storyteller, teaching artist and playwright.

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“Train Wreck,” Featuring John Mathews

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Storyteller: John Mathews

Resourceful John Mathews shares how his abusive childhood lead to a life of crime and drug addiction that would send him to prison four times before the help of the Dallas-based Prison Entrepreneurship Program finally helped him turn things around.

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“Old School,” Featuring Shama Shams

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Storyteller: Shama Shams

Being illiterate until the age of 10, Shama shares her incredible journey, from Bangladesh to Memphis, TN., of becoming an educated woman. With her father’s influence all the way, she explains why she turned down Harvard and how receiving a blank journal opened up her dreams.

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