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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.

Oct 6, 2014

Guests: David Davila and Benjamin B. Wright

02:15 David Davila mentions some links: @davidodavila

13:25 - Bryn and Nilsa are moving in together

20:11 - Benjamin B. "So right it's wrong" Wright joins us and can be found at:,, and

22:20 - The “Filmelodic” trailer Nilsa mentions:

23:30 - Nilsa and Bryn both hired photographer Jordan Matter for head shots

24:00 - Bryn cast in the play "Lisa and Her Things,” directed by same person who directed reading of "I Put the Fear of Mexico in 'Em" 

28:00 - Michael Roderick is the "super connector"

35:30 - A “popcorn-throwing rock musical”

43:30 - "Romeo and Juliet" meets "Breaking Bad" meets "gay"

48:00 - "Men of God" - God and gay priests priest's faith journey - one 

priest visits another priest in jail 

49:00 - "Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars"

51:00 - How do they (LoneStar Theater) fund all of this new work?

54:30 - They are producing Nilsa's one woman show, "The Care I Need" in April, workshop in Nov. - with Tex-Mex Thanksgiving

55:45 - casting in NY is different, more specific

1:00:05 - Kickstarter results & lessons learned

1:05:00 - "Elijah" at New York Madness Theater (where many Who's Who of Off Off Broadway go)  - the play is partly about the death penalty & immigration

1:14:00 - David Davila’s got "Men of God" on Oct. 10th and on November 18th songs from his new musical VOX POP at “54 Below”


Podcast notes by Laura Scruggs with editing from Jake Scruggs


Our outro music, "Everything's Coming Up Roses,” is performed by Klea Blackhurst


and written by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim