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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.

Nov 24, 2014

Guest: Bernardo Cubria

Twitter: @BernardoCubria


0:02:25 This week our guest is playwright, actor and podcast king Bernardo Cubria. His podcast "On and Off" was recognized in American Theatre Magazine's top of the pods. He has more episodes than us… dammit.

0:09:37 Bernardo's take on criticism has dramatically softened over time, Jake acknowledges that he is a tough critic.

0:16:30 The group talks about NY vs. Chicago regarding the costs of supporting each other's work and the clique-y nature of theatre.

0:23:40 Bernardo shares his experience working with The People's Light and Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

0:26:48 Bernardo on working with local favorite J.J. Perez

0:32:20 Too much "yes" can be a bad thing

0:38:35 Moving to New York in 2007 was quite the awakening for Bernardo

0:45:55 Jake asks Bernardo about applying "actions" to each beat in a play

0:51:00 Bryn and Nilsa actually met Bernardo and J.J. Perez on their first adventure in New York, together

0:55:30 Bernardo shares what finally made New York feel like home

0:59:19 Check out the reading of Bernardo's sex comedy: "The Redhead is Coming" Saturday, 12/6 produced by In Violet Rep at INTAR.

1:01:36 Nilsa is doing a reading workshop with her own Tex-Mex Mafia family, David Davila and Benjamin Wright: Lone Star Theatre Co. 

1:04:11 Laura and David Boyle will be doing "Punk Grandpa" and "The Accidental Organist" Sat December 13 at 1550 South State.

1:05:05 And Bryn's show, "Lisa And Her Things" directed by Julián Mesri, goes up at The People's Improv Theatre 11/29, 30, 12/1 and 4. Bernardo declares Julián a genius- he's right.


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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?"

Written and Performed by Laura Scruggs

Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats"


Performed By: The Chemical Brothers