Will Richey closed the show with an power that rattled not just the podium, but definitely the souls and minds of all who heard his voice. With his spoken word delivery style, Will took the audience through his painful path to self discovery and inspired all to use their voice to share their stories and change lives.
A major car accident that should have killed him instead proved to be the spark that renewed Justin Nygren‘s creative spirit. Having since earned so much support and respect for his contributions to the arts community of Dallas, Justin was met with a thunderous applause as he shared the ups and downs of the journey that led him to opening The Grove.
The audience snapped to attention when Christian Yazdanpanah opened his story reenacting a scene of a troubled teen ready to fight. Through the rest of his piece, Christian conveys a message on how taking the time to see yourself in others can ignite you to help make a social change.
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.
Dallas’ super-hot live storytelling series for adults hits the big leagues tonight with its 5th Season at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall in the heart of the Arts District. The season opener, “Push the Envelope,” is a metaphor for the unconventional series itself, and you’ll surely want to be there when we christen our new home.
When Oral Fixation kicks off its fifth season, it will not only do so with a “Push the Envelope” themed show, but in its new home at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall, the series’ largest locale to date. There, seven Dallasites will share some unconventional, boundary-pushing true life tales, ranging from adopting Russian babies to unique birthday celebrations, schoolyard tussles and battles with cancer.
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.
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Season tickets, 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.
The Grove in Dallas’s historical West End was the perfect site for a cast of storytellers to make the final preparations heading into the first show of Oral Fixation’s 5th season!
One of the first to arrive, Wayne Applebaum was captivated by the stylish set up of OF’s new rehearsal facility. “This is an amazing space,” he said. “It’s giving me ideas about my tech consulting company offices.”
There was an energy of breaking new ground as storytellers bonded over pizza provided by Nova, and shared tales of a therapeutic editing process. “Talk about pushing the envelope!” exclaimed Mary Kreider, as she recalled reaching an emotional breakthrough following several drafts of her story about mustering up the courage to stand a podium.