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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets “The Nerdist Podcast” 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 and they won't return our calls. 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.

Jul 17, 2017

01:29 - When Schoen knew she wanted to do theatre and early disc jockey experience.
07:05 - Modeling then off to college to study finance and business economics.
11:31 - First show in New York.
15:20 - Independent film experiences.
19:04 - LA CAUSA Youth Build. http://www.lacausainc.org
22:08 - How Schoen got into producing theatre.
22:34 - The show, "Elevator." http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/learn/content/348 https://thisstage.la/2010/08/michael-leonis-elevator-is-a-moving-experience/ http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/West-Coast-Premiere-of-ELEVATOR-by-Michael-Leoni-to-Play-Hudson-Guild-Opens-729-20100821
24:56 - Venture Hill Entertainment. http://www.anmt.org/conference/conference_panelists.asp?ID=13290&PanelID=91 http://vhellc.com/about-us/
26:21 - DOMA Theatre Company in L.A. http://www.domatheatre.com
27:20 - Some actors in L.A. don't value theatre as much as they could.
29:11 - How did Schoen get from New York to L.A. to Chicago?
33:28 - Director of Development at Collaboraction. http://www.collaboraction.org
34:09 - Schoen has been doing a lot of directing lately.
"Token," a one woman show by Kaye Winks:
at Collaboraction's Gender Breakdown Lounge https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Creatives-Social-Club/events/237738081/ http://collaboraction.tumblr.com
Second City at Judy's Beat Lounge https://www.facebook.com/events/203741633448860/
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin http://www.outofboundscomedy.com/artists/token/
United Solo Festival in NYC http://unitedsolo.org/us/token-2017/
*"Hoods" at Peacebook http://www.collaboraction.org/peacebook2017
Opens August 26th at the Goodman Theatre
and then Hamilton Park Oct. 5th, 6th and 7th.
38:53 - As a director, how does Schoen prod actors in the right direction?
43:05 - Schoen's show in
44:21 - Schoen highly recommends visiting all of the gorgeous parks that Collaboraction works with:
Hamilton http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Hamilton-Park/
Lafollette Park http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/La-Follette-Park/
Austin http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Austin-Park/
Kelvyn http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Kelvyn-Park/
48:43 - Schoen and previous podcast guest, GQ, at Kidzapalooza
https://www.lollapalooza.com/kidzapalooza/
Promotions:
Schoen is the co-producer of the documentary American Street Kid http://www.americanstreetkid.com/schoen-smith http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1524931/
Trailer for American Street Kid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vCuvi8I1-c https://www.facebook.com/AmericanStreetKid/ http://cni.castingnetworks.com/talent/profile/931015 http://www.americanstreetkid.com/schoen-smith http://wgnradio.com/2017/04/29/hannah-stanley-4-29-17-chicagos-impact-on-theater-and-entertainment/

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz