“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Dawynn Edwards

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Dawynn Edwards

When Dawynn Edwards shared her hilarious and honest tale of seeking fitness and joining a climbing gym, she had everyone in stitches. “I was wearing a spandex tank top with yoga pants, and feeling scantily clad,” Dawynn said. “Forcing the loops of the harness into my crotch meant every nook and cranny of my personhood was on display.”

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 Anjelica Ruiz

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Anjelica Ruiz

Blogger Anjelica Ruiz touched many with her brave and beautiful tale of converting to Judaism despite that faith having a dearth of Hispanics and more so, her mother not approving. In the moment she had to finally make a decision, Anjelica stood for one thing: herself.

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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Meet “Jump Off A Cliff” Storyteller Amy Pengra Button

Dashing through an airport, Amy Pengra Button received the worst news imaginable: the untimely death of her brother, Moss. Missing his presence, she makes a bold choice in dealing with her grief. On Friday, November 3, in “Jump Off A Cliff,” Amy takes the Oral Fixation audience on that journey with her.

Amy Pengra Button’s stories have appeared in Marie Claire and the Los Angeles Times among others. After nine years with Warner Bros. in LA, she returned to Texas to be closer to family and queso. She writes for Freeman, an event experience company, and holds degrees from USC and TCU.

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It’s Showtime!

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Dallas’ beloved live storytelling series for adults returns tonight with the third show of its 5th Season at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall in the heart of the Arts District. This month’s “Too Many Cooks,” theme is the perfect way to whet your appetite this Thanksgiving eve. It’s the perfect way to entertain those out of town guests and family members, too.

THE SHOW:

Oral Fixation’s fifth season, continues with a family-friendly “Too Many Cooks”-themed show. There, six Dallasites will explore both the literal and the figurative meanings of having “Too Many Cooks” in their proverbial kitchens, avoiding P.E. class, getting caught in a flood, big Italian Thanksgiving feasts, last minute college road trips and a look at what really goes on behind the closed doors of your favorite restaurant kitchens. Needless to say, this smorgasbord of storytelling is not to be missed!

THE VENUE:

Have you ever been to our new venue Dallas City Performance Hall?  It is simply amazing. Located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201, the venue is situated between the Wyly Theatre and One Arts Plaza, across the street from Booker T. Washington High School in the heart of the Arts District.  From the comfortable built-in movie theatre-style seating to the fact you can bring your alcoholic beverages into the theatre to its state of the art lights, video and sound capabilities, it is going to rock your world! Valet and self-parking is available at One Arts Plaza, surface lots on Ross Avenue or park free at a meter on Ross. Surrounding dining options before the shows include Lark on the Park, Proof + Pantry, Savor and Stephen Pyles. You’re going to want to make a habit of catching up with friends at our shows and hitting the town.

STORYTELLERS:

JOIN THE FUN:
Flex passes and $25 individual tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone at (888) 454-4353, or online through Prekindle. Group and student discounts are available. Students show their ID at the door for $15 tickets.

Rehearsal Round-Up: Too Many Cooks

The cast of "Too Many Cooks" at rehearsal getting ready for their big show this Wednesday 11/25 at Dallas City Performance Hall. Get your reserved seats now http://bit.ly/1OaQ9lh — with Michael Serrapica, Amy Elizabeth McCarthy, Jim Kuenzer and Julia Cotton at The Grove, Dallas.
The cast of “Too Many Cooks” at rehearsal getting ready for their big show this Wednesday 11/25 at Dallas City Performance Hall. Get your reserved seats now http://bit.ly/1OaQ9lh — with Michael Serrapica, Amy Elizabeth McCarthy, Jim Kuenzer and Julia Cotton at The Grove, Dallas.

After what may have felt like too many weeks of prep and anticipation, the cast of “Too Many Cooks” got together to give each other a taste test of their stories for Oral Fixation’s November show! This month, with Nicole on maternity leave, Assistant Director Julia Cotton took the reigns as Director for this months show.

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“I’m ready to see how this works in front of a crowd!”  said Michael Serrapica, who was all smiles as he arrived with the ninth version of his story in hand, ready to share with his cast mates. Read more

Meet The Cast of “Too Many Cooks”

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Don’t miss these upcoming stories told live @ Dallas City Performance Hall on Wednesday, November 25.

Before heading off to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner this year, don’t forget to spend some time with your Oral Fixation family. Let’s just say we’ve been cooking up something special for this year’s holiday show, a sweet and funny show touches on the varying dynamics of sharing a kitchen as a metaphor for life. Make plans to be there when Dallas’ always buzzy live storytelling series of adults returns to the Dallas City Performance Hall on November 25, because the food bloggers, restaurant workers, mothers and comedians we’ve assembled for this month’s “Too Many Cooks” show are just the type of folks you’ll want to spend the holidays with. In the meantime, how about some quick introductions?

  • While avoiding PE class, Paste Magazine assistant food editor Amy McCarthy stumbles upon a love the culinary arts.
  • Caught in a flood, Lara Laschen learns that maybe handling a crisis solo ain’t so bad.
  • Pints & Quarts general manager Maria Fisher takes us back to her teen years working with some crazy cooks in her parents’ restaurant.
  • Bronx born-and-bred, Michael Serrapica reveals how Italians do Thanksgiving.
  • As a stepmother from a vastly different cultural background as her husband’s family, Sally Salas finds a way to reconcile their conflicting approaches to raising her beloved stepdaughter.
  • And hot off last month’s show, comedian Jim Kuenzer returns with a spontaneous college road trip tale highlighting just how clueless a gang of coeds can be.

Join us on Wednesday, November 25, at 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. $25 indivudal tickets and season flex passes are on sale now. More info to come on every storyteller as their profile is published in the coming weeks. Note: There are no Oral Fixation shows in either December or January so make sure you get your fix in November! We can’t wait to see you there!

“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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