Stories about wacky Thanksgivings with family drama, chef/cooking/kitchen stories, times when a meeting of the minds got crowded by too many conflicting perspectives.
“Too Many Cooks” will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 11/25 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St, Dallas TX 75201. Individual tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone at (888) 454-4353, or online via PreKindle. Group and student discounts are available. Valet and self-parking is available at One Arts Plaza or park free at a meter on Ross. This show is made possible thanks to WORDSPACE.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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
Theme: “In the Doghouse”
Storyteller: Hal Karp
Hal Karp took the audience on a wild, revenge-fueled adventure that resulted in the cops showing up on his doorstep accusing him of assault — by yogurt! Hal gave a poignant message about dealing with bullying, summing his experience up with a bit of wisdom: “The bird doesn’t poop on your car, the bird just poops.”
Hal Karp learned the hard way that being a frequent victim of bullying can oft spur the development of a keen sense of humor. This month, he’ll get a hilarious brand of revenge when he takes the Oral Fixation stage for “In the Doghouse.”
When Hal Karp was eight, his day camp left him in the Rocky Mountains to walk home. He’s still trying to get there. In the meantime, he’s been published in 19 languages, delivered the World’s Largest Postcard to the President and helped the FBI snag the Internet’s most- bizarre cyber-stalker.
Theme: “Push The Envelope”
Storyteller: Donald Griswold
Donald Griswold tells the story of an emotional journey of how the adoption experience brought out the worst in him but eventually ended up saving his life.
Theme: “Push The Envelope”
Storyteller: Mary Kreider
Mary Kreider sheds light into what may be going through many storyteller’s heads with her story about overcoming stage fright.
Relive our “Destination America” event, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art & SOLUNA Festival, exploring the lives of immigrants.
This May marked Oral Fixation’s second collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art and for this one we collaborated with SOLUNA International Music & Art Festival. The result was “Destination America”, an evening of stories from the mouths of immigrants and refugees. We are delighted to present these special stories to you now on video. Each video begins with an introduction to the storyteller by Monte Laster, who shot these intimate interviews with them in the Dallas Museum of Art as they discuss a personal connection that they have with a piece in the museum. Open your heart and experience the incredible power of the human spirit to endure and shine through even the most difficult of circumstances. Below is the entire playlist of the show. If you enjoy them, please share!
We’ve Got News!
WHOO HOO! It’s time to announce our Season 5 venue, dates, themes & a new partnership. Here’s all the info you need to know about your favorite live storytelling series for adults. We can’t wait to start receiving your story submissions and get the best in Dallas storytelling up on our stage! Drum roll please…