Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Dannie M. Olguin

In a searing story of family dysfunction and sibling love, author Dannie M. Olguin revisits a haunting past. On Valentine’s Day evening, come learn about her #StickTogether journey to forgiveness and healing. 

Dannie M. Olguin is an introverted writer who peoples through busy days by acting like an extroverted character. When she’s isn’t selling and eating tacos, you can find her hanging with her husband and son, or banging her head against the keyboard while her dog and cat cuddle and silently judge her.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Shelley Miller

In a story spanning decades, humor, and heartbreak, Shelley Miller explores the complexity of love and family. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of velcro, romance, and commitment. 

Back in the olden days, Shelley Miller was a singer/actress in the musical theater. When motherhood beckoned, she put down her microphone and picked up pen and paper. Four kids later, Shelley has stories to share and songs to sing. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati Conservatory.

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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!

“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 “Close To Home” Storyteller Lorie Burch

As a young girl, Lorie Burch feared attention and risk. Yet somehow, she’s now running for the U.S. House of Representatives! On Tuesday, December 19, come hear the moving tale of how Lorie found her voice—and bravely became the voice for many.

Lorie Burch is a Dallas attorney and candidate for U.S. Congress. Recognized both locally and nationally for her leadership and advocacy, Lorie has worked tirelessly for the LGBT community, the elderly, children with special needs, veterans, and all in-between. She, her wife Kimberly, and their two adorable girls live in Plano, where family and faith are their top priorities.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Tara Humphrey

When Tara Humphrey met her future husband, life seemed magical. In the years that followed, however, both joy and pain came to visit. On Tuesday night, December 19, Tara will take us on her journey through love, children, and loss.

An instructor and writer for The Global Peel, Tara Humphrey is also a contributing writer for Elite News and a poet. With a background in anthropology & philosophy, she has produced multicultural events for over twelve years. She has studied pastry making and French cuisine in Paris, and the culinary traditions of Central America in Panama.

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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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