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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.

Dec 28, 2015

1:28 - Why does Meghan love working with new plays and what brought Meghan to Chicago Dramatists?

6:22 - What was it like to work with Russ Tutterow?

8:36 - What is an Associate Artistic Director?

10:44 - Meghan was in charge of the Network when Laura joined & made her feel very welcome

17:10 - The dirty secret about new play development

29:26 - Thrilled to be producing again at Chicago Dramatists:  "Beautiful Autistic" and "American Beauty Shop"

38:05 - Why did Meghan end up not pursuing acting? What does Meghan love about directing?

46:38 - compare/contrast working in theatre L.A./Chicago/New York

53:25 - How does Meghan's son inspire her as an artist?

55:53 - Jake embarrasses Laura, auditions are happening now for the New York FRIGID "Punk Grandpa.”  Show dates are in 2016:

  • Fri 19-Feb 5:30pm
  • Sun 21-Feb 3:30pm
  • Mon 22-Feb 8:50pm
  • Tue 23-Feb 7:10pm
  • Sun 28-Feb 6:50pm
  • Sat 5-Mar 3:50pm

56:51 - Meghan would like to promote:  Grafting Project & Chicago Dramatists is accepting applications for Resident Playwrights!

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Intro and Outro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet? (Remix).” Written By: B. Packard and L. Scruggs. Performed By: B. Packard, N. Reyna, J. Scruggs, L. Scruggs.