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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets "WTF" but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Dec 21, 2015

01:49 - Felisha's high of her acting career:  Winning the Jeff award for "Jar the Floor.”

02:48 - She's been working with the eta since early 90's

05:14 - About Runako Jahi - “for some reason, he and I just jive…"

10:30 - How did Felisha get into theatre?

21:39 - Equus in Barrington

23:34 - Felisha left theatre in 1983 and got training in computer science

35:20 - Auditioned for Chuck Smith in "The Temple" at the eta. What is the eta’s philosophy of theatre?

37:50 - Felisha is acting in "Repairing a Nation" about reparations and the Tulsa Race Riots at eta

41:10 - Felisha likes to be in socially conscious plays, such as "Re-Entry" at Chicago Fringe and "The Play About My Dad" at Raven Theatre

47:01 - How theatre has changed throughout the decades

48:29 - Felisha was in the play "Two Twenty-Seven" that inspired the TV show "227" with Christine Houston

52:54 - Felisha acted in "Heat," by Marsha Estell, directed by Russ Tutterow

 

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Intro and Outro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet? (Remix).” Written By: B. Packard and L. Scruggs. Performed By: B. Packard, N. Reyna, J. Scruggs, L. Scruggs.


felisha mcneal
almost three years ago

Loved the interview! You guys set the tone of the show and made it very relaxing and comfortable. Thank you both for a great evening. Best wishes in the coming years...