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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.

Mar 30, 2015


Guest: Amy Crider 

3:00 - Amy met David Mamet while she was in college!

9:50 - How a director can influence a playwright's work

11:31 - Amy has written drafts of three novels

14:28 - Amy talks about the La Mama retreat

16:07 - The retreat ended on a high note, with “Moment work.” A link to some classes:

22:02 - Applying to the FREAKING Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Conference and how THAT works. 

24:44 - Amy was a semi-finalist with the O'Neill with her play, "Death of Captain Hero" and has had readings of in many a venue

25:35 - The relationship between "Death of Captain Hero" and Amy's husband

33:01 - Amy's play, "Leda" will be read in Ann Arbor at American Association of Community Theaters

38:21 - "Locked Ward" is based on her personal experience of being hospitalized 20 years ago, not the way it is depicted on TV or in the movies

46:15 - Amy's 10-minute play, "Klingon," about a boy who only speaks Klingon. Her prompt was "failure to communicate"

47:57 - Amy's reading of "Leda" at Ann Arbor Civic Theater on April 17th 

42:34 - Nilsa's solo show, "The Care I Need" on April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Wine reception to follow - $5 suggested donation

Shetler Studios

Penthouse 1 (elevator to 12th Fl. & up 1 flight of stairs)

244 W. 54th St. #12, New York, NY 10019

54:44 - Jake would like to promote "Community" on Yahoo Screen

55:11 - Laura would like to promote Tim Mooney's indiegogo campaign, "Breakneck Hamlet” 


Laura will be performing "Punk Grandpa" at Planet Connections in New York! 

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Edited/Notes by Laura and Jake Scruggs. Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats” - The Chemical Brothers