iOS app Android app

Oral Fixation
GET UPDATES FROM Oral Fixation
 
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) is a live storytelling series created by Huffington Post blogger Nicole Stewart and based in Dallas, Texas. The mission of the series is to bring people together through sharing true, personal stories. Now in its third season and hosted by the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District, Oral Fixation features an hour-long evening of fresh true, personal stories each month with a new theme read aloud by a cross-section of seven storytellers. Themes are always an idiom in the English language, allowing for a wide variety of interpretations. Podcasts, videos and information about submitting for upcoming shows can be found at www.oralfixationshow.com.

Entries by Oral Fixation

That Moment When a Pilgrim Proposes to You

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:59 PM

2014-11-20-WhitneyPresley_CT_HP1.jpg

This story was written and performed by Whitney Presley for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on December 11, 2012.

The theme of the show...

Read Post

I Was a Cookie-Baking Fangirl

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:13 PM

2014-11-17-MandyAguilar_CLOUDNINEHP.jpg

This story was written and performed by Mandy Aguilar for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on January 22, 2013.

The theme of the show...

Read Post

Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 2:31 PM

2014-11-10-BlakeFriis_HP.jpg

This story was written and performed by Blake Friis for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Studio Theatre in Dallas, on April 14, 2014.

The theme of the show...

Read Post

Playing Along to Stay Alive: Surviving Molestation

(25) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 8:06 PM

This story was written and performed by Darrin Larson for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, on March 17, 2014.

The theme of the show was "Elephant in the Room."

...

Read Post

How I Ditched Corporate America to Push Pizza

(6) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 5:05 PM

2014-10-14-JayJerrier_HP.jpg

This story was written and performed by Jay Jerrier for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, on October 28, 2013.

The theme of the show was...

Read Post

When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 3:35 PM

2014-10-09-CindyCorpier_HP.jpg

This story was written and performed by Cindy Corpier for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on January 22, 2013.

The theme of the show...

Read Post

'Conversion Therapy Didn't "Fix" Me -- but Love Did' (VIDEO)

(17) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 7:34 PM

This story was written and performed by Amanda Rodenborg for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True-Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas on May 5, 2014. The theme of the show was "The Whole Enchilada."

Oral...

Read Post

Fat Camp: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

(14) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 1:34 PM

This story was written and performed by Melissa Smrekar for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, on March 17, 2014.

The theme of the show was "Elephant in...

Read Post

How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

(22) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 3:35 PM

This story was written and performed by Byron Sanders for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX on October 28, 2013. The theme of the show...

Read Post

How I Finally Caught Baby Fever

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 4:43 PM

This story was written and performed by Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at Hamon Hall in The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX on October 28, 2013. The theme of the...

Read Post

When the Party Stops: A Rape Victim's Story

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 12:35 PM

2014-04-16-RyanCreery_HP.jpg

This story was written and performed by Ryan Creery for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary on March 13, 2012. The theme of the...

Read Post

I Contracted a Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Lived to Tell

(9) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:21 PM

This story was written and performed by Karen Soltero for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 27, 2014. The theme of the show was

Read Post

What Buying Signs From the Homeless Has Taught Me About Home

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:45 PM

2014-03-03-WillieBaronet_HP.jpg


This story was written and performed by Willie Baronet for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, TX on December 13, 2011....

Read Post

How to Not D-I-E on a D-I-Y Amusement Park Ride

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 2:30 PM

2014-03-19-WhitneyPresley.jpg


This story was written and performed by Whitney Presley for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas on April 17, 2012....

Read Post

I Hated My Body Until I Let a Stranger Draw Me Nude

(4) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 9:23 AM

This story was written and performed by Allison Hatfield for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX on December 16, 2013. The theme of the show was

Read Post

I Fell Ass First Into Being a Father

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 6:16 PM

=This story was written and performed by David Marchbanks for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas on November 5, 2011. The theme of the show was "Fresh...

Read Post

A One-night Stand With My Mother

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:07 PM

2014-02-19-MikeThomspon_HP.jpg


This story was written and performed by Mike Thompson for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas, on March 13,...

Read Post

How a Road Trip Set to a Beatles Soundtrack Made Me a Better Ex-Husband

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 2:47 PM

2014-02-10-davidhopkins_HP.jpg


This story was written and performed by David Hopkins for the live personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas, on November 6,...

Read Post

Laid Off by Corporate, Employed by Purpose

(8) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 3:28 PM

2014-02-06-CorettaTurner_HP.jpg


This story was written and performed by Coretta Turner for the live personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas on April 17, 2012....

Read Post

My One Nightstand: A Story of Cancer, Addiction, and Furniture

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 10:22 AM

2014-01-21-ORALFIXATION_ONENIGHTSTAND_HillaryLink2.jpg

The content of this post may be sensitive to some readers.

This story was written and performed by Hillary Link for Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas,...

Read Post