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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.

Aug 31, 2015

Our guest this week is Reginald Edmund: social activist, student of history, playwright of Blacula. Check him out.

 

Guest: Reginald Edmund 

Email: reginaldedmund@yahoo.com Website: reginaldedmund.com twitter: @reginald.edmund

 

0:03:23 Our guest, playwright, Reggie Edmund’s current project is the “Black Lives, Black Words” series of events. Chicago’s was a success and then it will move to Minneapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati… and each event features the work of artists from each location. And it will be going to London, England in Phase 2 (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-lives-black-words-project-phase-1#/story)

0:11:00 Reggie used indiegogo to fund “Black Lives, Black Words”, his third experience with the platform.

0:24:40 Creatively, Reggie, is writing a nine play series called “The City of the Bayou Collection” that spans centuries and moves from Africa to Houston. A reading of the first installment just happened 8/22 at Chicago Dramatists.

0:28:49 He’s also working on a sequel to his play “Blacula: Young, Black and Undead”- which he describes as Black Exploitation Cinema meets Edgar Wright.

0:33:36 Reggie breaks down the common traits between theatre and organized religion.

0:44:17 What was the origin story of his life in theatre? A girl, of course.

 

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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