Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff“
Sometimes when everything feels like it’s going wrong, you might actually be making memories you’ll grow to cherish later. Later this month, Megan Mayo will take the Oral Fixation stage in “Icing on the Cake” to share fond memories of an especially disastrous birthday.
Megan Mayo is a Texan with Illinois roots. She lives in the Northern suburbs with her high school sweetheart and precocious toddler. All she needs to be happy is good barbecue and better friends. She’s a corporate stooge by day, a humorist by night and goofy all the time.
Theme: “Push the Envelope”
Storyteller: Suzette Drouillard
Suzette Drouillard touches hearts with a story of her literal “pushes” of envelopes from Texas to New Jersey as a special project for her daughter’s birthday. She takes the audience on a trip down memory lane with her as she relived important moments in their relationship and proved that geographical distance cannot break the connection between mother and child.
A Hopeless romantic, Suzette Drouillard returns to the Oral Fixation stage this month in “Push the Envelope,” where she’ll get all sentimental about the special way she marked her daughter’s 28th birthday.
Suzette still plays with toys and likes to hand out stickers to kids waiting at airports. She’s spent over 30 years working in telecommunications, which really let her use that geology degree. After moving to Texas two years ago, she’s decided she likes it much better than New Jersey.
Theme: “Old School”
Storyteller: George Palmer
George’s mother liked to say “Manners make a man.” Follow him through his story of how his difficult relationship with his mother affected him as a father and husband — and how he came to understand just what his mother meant.
After our busy summer break planning and plotting, we’re all set to kick off our fourth season with seven even juicicer, truthier tales on the theme “Go With the Flow” — at not one but two venues! How exciting is that!? Also exciting: Our headliner for the show is Nayrok Udab, the hysterical stand-up comedienne sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism.
Additionally, the audience will hear about a whitewater rafting adventure gone awry, the story of coming to terms with incurable cancer, a reflection on going through adolescence without a mother, and so much more.
It all takes place Monday, October 13, at the Wyly Theatre downtown in the Dallas Arts District, and then again in Oak Cliff two nights later, on Wednesday, October 15, at The Texas Theatre. (And the whole fourth season will progress like that: a show at the Wyly and then a second show at The Texas Theatre.)
This exciting opener sets the bar high for another season of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe audiences through a roller coaster of emotions. It also sets the stage for growth: More people than ever will be able to attend our shows. Season tickets and tickets for “Go With the Flow” are on sale now.
Other season four themes:
- “Train Wreck” (November 3 and 12)
- “Outside the Box” (December 8 and 10)
- “Slippery Slope” (January 19 and 21)
- “Two Peas in a Pod” (February 9 and 11)
- “Writing on the Wall” (March 16 and 18)
- “Happy Camper” (April 20 and 22)
We are now taking submissions for all the remaining season four themes — so get busy, people! No writing or performing experience is necessary, but stories must be true and on theme. What are you waiting for? Send us your stories!
Theme: “The Whole Enchilada”
Storyteller: Jeanne Henry
Jeanne Henry who has struggled with obesity her entire life faces her fears of never being accepted by her late mother.
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