Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Sallie Crotty

In a deeply personal and powerful story, Sallie Crotty confronts mental illness and wins. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her astonishing #StickTogether tale of love and courage.

Educator Sallie Crotty, a fifth-generation Dallasite, is also a passionate writer.  She earned her B.A. from Sewanee and Ed.M. from Harvard. Sallie loves traveling, long walks with friends, attending art events, reading, and choreographing dances to her favorite music. She and her husband, Mark, are parents to Kate and Stephen.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Rachel McEnany

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Storyteller: Rachel McEnany

Even though Rachel McEnany came from long line of daredevils, she often found herself crippled with fear. When getting sober didn’t completely fix that problem, she tried something else entirely: jumping out of a plane. She overcame her fears, found the love of her life, and became the empowered woman she is today.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Emma Vrabel

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Storyteller: Emma Vrabel

When 14-year-old Emma Vrabel took the stage, most in the audience likely knew little about albinism. But with courage, verve, and plenty of humor, Emma gave us all a lesson in humanity, her condition, and self-advocacy.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Tereze Gruntmane

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Tereze Gruntmane

Zaza Couture founder Tereze Gruntmane took the audience on a trip that spanned three children, multiple decades, and the ups and downs of life: from meeting her husband to overcoming adultery—to starting an international clothing line—to finding her own strength and voice.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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Oral History: Jump Off A Cliff

On Friday evening, November 3, over 220 people filled every seat in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House to christen Oral Fixation’s return to the Metroplex. After a year’s hiatus, we kicked off Season 6 with “Jump Off A Cliff,” a special all-women show headlined by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. From sisterly love and saving a marriage—to conquering a climbing gym and floating into faith—to standing up for oneself and taking a stand—#JumpOffACliff spanned the spectrum, sold-out, and pleased the crowd galore.

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Meet “Jump Off A Cliff” Storyteller Tereze Gruntmane

From age 18 until now, Tereze Gruntmane has learned much, including how to save a marriage and start an internationally successful clothing line. On Friday night, November 3, with a story that spans decades and embraces all emotions, Tereze will take us on her own “Jump Off A Cliff” journey.

Tereze Gruntmane came to the US from Latvia in 1996 with her husband and daughter. In addition to having two more children—each nine years apart—she is the founder/designer of ZAZA couture, a boutique children’s apparel line. Currently writing a book about being present in relationships and avoiding affairs, Tereze speaks her mind, even when unpopular.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Ernest McMillan

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Taking the Oral Fixation stage for the first time for next month’s “Outside the Box”: Ernest McMillan, with a powerful story of becoming a fugitive in West Africa in the late 1960s. 

Ernest McMillan was born in the heart of Dallas, the offspring of a country girl and a city boy, inherited strong legacies from brave ancestors, sprouted fresh strivings through the turbulent 1960s to become a community builder in Houston’s bloody Fifth Ward until 2007, returning home to Dallas rejuvenated.

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“Go With the Flow” featuring Emily Trube

Theme: “Go With the Flow”
Storyteller: Emily Trube

Being forced to slow things down, Emily Trube learns to heal more than her broken leg.

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“Miss the Boat” featuring Erin McKnight

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Erin McKnight

Erin McKnight finds peace in knowing that the displacement she experienced growing up has been paid forward.

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