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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.

Aug 17, 2015

Our guests this week are Patricia Cardona Roca and Kendra Augustin, co-artistic directors of the Leela Play Festival!



Patricia Cardona Roca- and on Facebook

Kendra Agustin- Twitter: @quietgirlriot; Facebook: kendra.agustin


Leela NYC Theatre Festival will be August 27 & 28 at El Centro EspaƱol de Queens: 


0:01:55 We introduce our guests Patricia and Kendra and discover that things are not looking good for Twitter, these days!

0:09:05 Difficulty getting cast because of accents and non-traditional appearances spurred Patricia and Kendra to develop their festival

0:17:03 And by the way, Laura's "Punk Grandpa" was nominated for five awards at Planet Connections, plus she won a congeniality award

0:22:20 A key component of their fest is to ensure that participating artists get paid. Indiegogo is how they are funding this mission. IATI has also been a generous supporter (

0:27:45 Patricia has a time constraint- and that limitation has fueled her.

0:35:19 And Bryn comes-up with a ludicrously complex solution to a problem that may not need solving

0:39:06 They have some pretty exciting perks for their indiegogo campaign- get in on them!

0:46:00 They've used a lot of different methods of promote the show, one of the most important being a publicist.

0:48:30 Patricia will be doing a one woman cabaret in late September

0:52:45 Kendra is writing the story component of a cabaret show

0:55:05 Watch CJ3 Likes A Nice Catsy - Episodes 1 and 2 

0:56:15 NIlsa was just named one of the resident playwrights for the Lone Star Theater Company 2015-2016 season


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


Tweet: .@quietgirlriot and Patricia Cardona Roca are all about creating a festival, artists supporting artists and hamster birthdays!