Jun 16, 2014
Guest: Leonard Franks
0:02:04 The podcast's first awkward pause.
0:02:39 Bryn has had an eventful last few days including another stint on Nat Geo's "Brain Games".
0:07:20 Nilsa's intense temp gig actually helped Bryn prepare for his second "Brain Games" spot!
0:15:00 What do Nilsa and Laura think of beards?
0:17:05 Nilsa gets real about her situation… and Jake throws Bryn under the bus.
0:19:10 Jake shares his cousin's money saving techniques.
0:25:30 Jake aims Bryn at the bus again… and he hits the target.
0:28:50 Leonard Franks- Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists (http://www.chicagodramatists.org/)
0:31:50 "Door Jam"- Leonard's door slam farce set in parallel universes
0:35:40 Instead of trying to submit to his university's literary magazine… he started his own.
0:38:40 Leonard loves to teach math. If you don't love math, "Euclid's Elements - Book 1" may change your mind.
0:43:10 "(Math) is something that you do for it's own sake."
0:47:40 "Art Meets Science" (July 11-13 at Chicago Dramatists) Playwriting Festival and a discussion about Sci-Fi.
0:54:10 "I don't like to just do one thing at a time."
0:59:00 Gong Geishas and Nilsa's first role as an actor.
1:03:05 Leonard, ideally, would like to teach AND continue developing plays.
1:08:20 Jake drops the knowledge that Topher Grace edited the Star Wars prequels into a single film- how do we get invited to that screening?
1:09:00 Track down the "Star Wars Holiday Special" and watch it for the commercials and Nilsa zings Bryn about the 1977 "House" ("Hausu").
1:11:00 Leonard lays out the rules of the drinking game based on the Japanese zombie movie "Wild Zero".
1:15:05 Leonard asks the actors on the podcast how to best recruit actors for readings.
Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
Performed By: Klea Blackhurst
Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim