“In The Doghouse” featuring Allison Hatfield

Theme: “In the Doghouse”
Storyteller: Allison Hatfield

Veteran storyteller, Allison Hatfield, opened the show with a bang, sharing a story about her online dating approach to finding the dog of her dreams. She finds “puppy love” south of the border in Mexico in her “fluffer-nutter,” Peluso.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Allison Hatfield

allison and peluso driving

For Allison Hatfield it’s all dogs all the time. This month, the veteran storyteller returns to the Oral Fixation stage for the third time for “In the Doghouse,” where she’ll talk about meeting the latest addition to her pack. 

Allison Hatfield is a lover, fighter and cupcake eater. She prefers sunrise to sunset, chocolate to vanilla and dogs to cats. This is her third time to appear on the Oral Fixation stage. Unlike in previous tales, in her story for “In the Doghouse,” she keeps all of her clothes on the whole time.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Donald Griswold


After a painful chapter in his life, Donald Griswold struggled to save a Russian baby. This month, he’ll take the Oral Fixation stage in “Push the Envelope” to talk about how his adopted daughter was actually the one that ended up saving him.

Donald Griswold is completing revisions on his first novel, Dying Light, and owns Dallas-based Dog Star Media. He is a sports fan, patron of the arts, loving father, dog lover and Dallas history aficionado. Avoid asking him about his favorite music, films and craft beers unless you want a lecture.

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Meet the Cast of “Push the Envelope”


Don’t miss these upcoming stories told live @ Dallas City Performance Hall on Wednesday September 16

Catch up on your correspondence ASAP, because Dallas’ always buzzy live storytelling series for adults returns Wednesday, September 16. And when Oral Fixation kicks off its fifth season, it will not only do so with a “Push the Envelope” themed show, but in its new home at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall, the series’ largest locale to date. There, seven Dallasites will share some unconventional, boundary-pushing true life tales. But first, some introductions are in order.
  • Will Richey shares the story behind his passion for helping others express themselves.
  • Social change activist Christian Yazdanpanah reveals how his childhood struggle with poverty inspires him to push for educational reform.
  • Mary Kreider faces her biggest fear in public speaking class.
  • After a painful chapter in his life, Donald Griswold discovers the healing power of love through adopting a neglected Russian baby.
  • Suzette Drouillard deepens her relationship with her daughter by sending 28 cards in 28 days for her 28th birthday.
  • After wandering far from his Orthodox Jewish upbringing in NYC, Wayne Applebaum finds his limits tested when his son develops leukemia.
  • Justin Nygren takes a huge risk professionally to keep his family afloat.
Join us on Wednesday, September 16, at Dallas City Performance HallTickets are on sale now. More info to come on every storyteller as their profile is published in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to see you there!

“Elephant in the Room” featuring Michael Moore

Theme: Elephant in the Room
Storyteller: Michael Moore

Michael Moore shares how his childhood of petty drugs and crime morphs into a successful adulthood and the secret that explains it all. 

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On Michael Moore


Writer and video game lover, Michael Moore, will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Elephant in the Room.”

Michael Moore turned his childhood love for video games into a career in the IT world working in marketing, more specifically data architecting and design. He still enjoys the occasional video game, but now he spends more time writing. He is married and has two sons. Currently he resides in the Rockwall area.

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