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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.

Jul 25, 2016

01:50 - Puppets, Kafka, and the International Puppetry Festival:
07:58 - What can you do with puppets in Kafka that you wouldn't otherwise be able to do?
09:21 - Strange Interlude at Goodman:
13:01 - GarageBand occasionally inserts a bunch of static and skips into our recording. I filed a bug report with Apple when this happened in episode 130, but they have not gotten back to me.
17:06 - How Neo Futurists handled hecklers at the Goodman.
22:35 - Greg's rules of good theatre and Neo Futurism.
31:17 - How do the Neo Futurists write so many new plays every week?
32:51 - The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen: So to be produced at a theatre in Minnesota.
38:29 - How did Greg get hooked into the theatre scene?
44:15 - How would Greg describe his directing style?
49:11 - Would Greg be more interested in working with a playwright if it is the first or second production of a play?
52:04 - DuChampian Romp:
52:48 - Greg liked to go with his prop dilemmas to Devon Clark Hardware:
54:04 - Upcoming promotions
1) Directing a staged reading by Tom Stoppard September 17th w/Stone Hearth Theatre, called A Separate Peace:
2) Writing a monologue for Kelly Corcoran for her to perform as Hillary Clinton in Sept. at Prop Theater along w/Jeff Dorchen & a couple of other playwrights:
3) Working with Michael Montenegro on the works of Kafka, tentatively calling it "A Concatenation of Kafka," premiering in January 2017 at The Chicago International Puppet Festival:
4) Remounting Moby Dick at International Puppetry Festival in Jan. and a run next summer:
5) The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henry Ibsen will be performed at Commonwealth Theatre Company in April and May of 2017 in Lanesboro, Minnesota:
6) Too Much Light runs in: Chicago New York San Francisco
7) Too Much Light book of plays has now been published by Playscripts
8) 30 Plays in 60 Minutes/Too Much Light productions are happening all over the world, such as in Taiwan, Rome & Tanzania.
1:01:15 - A title of Greg's that really stands out:
The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (partially burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labeled "Never to be performed. Never. EVER! Or I'll Sue! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!"
1:07:05 - Never-Landing:
1:14:50 - Crime and Punishment:

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