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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.

Jun 30, 2014

Guest: Geoffrey Barnes


twitter: @jazzigeoff


0:01:05 "Good eeevening…" 

0:03:45 The New York Fringe Festival lets you down easy

0:05:15 Chicago Theatre Company "Strange Tree" will be in NY Fringe- Jimmy McDermott directs

0:06:15 Bryn is booking work, building relationships and leading casts- wooo!

0:10:40 What is a day's worth of print work worth?

0:11:15 Positive happenings with Bryn's rental property

0:12:20 In court, hugging is forbidden

0:18:35 Things pick-up for Nilsa: a print go-see that cleansed the dog casting nightmare, a VO demo recorded by episode 31 podcast guest Chris Kriz, and cast in a silent film short!

0:22:30 Geoff and podcast guest William Oliver Watkins (aka Bill, aka Payday) were high school buddies that went to college together where they met Nilsa

0:26:40 Geoff found himself fascinated by the nuts and bolts of the acting process at an early age

0:31:45 While Geoff lost interest in musical theatre, he found a different muse, and now is wondering what's next…

0:34:39 Duwende and the dual meanings of sprites and fire

0:39:20 How do you focus as an artist?

0:40:20 Hook 'em horns, Geoff!

0:42:50 Hey podcast listeners- have you heard "Stanky Fresh"??

0:45:10 … or "So Damn Tuff, Doh"?

0:46:20 Geoff Barnes as "Oberon" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"- he had the fairy swagger

0:51:00 How does Geoff deal with interpretive notes from directors?

0:59:45 Looking to change things up and finding your happiness

1:05:10 No fear

1:05:35 February 2015 Geoffrey starts rehearsals for the Cincinnatti Shakespeare Festival Shows: Henry V, Two Gentlemen of Verona and One Man, Two Governors 

1:06:30 Nilsa ponders turning her solo show into a film

1:07:50 July 11, 12, 13:  Art Meets Science at the Theatre Festival at Chicago Dramatists, Laura's Play with the late Pat Welch "Meet Me on the Ceiling" will be featured


Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Performed By: Klea Blackhurst


Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim