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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 10, 2015

1:35 - Guest Andrew Seller can be found on Facebook

1:44 - Laura and Andrew met through the Art Meets Science at the Theater Festival

3:31 - Andrew was like Anauf, from ”Meet Me on the Ceiling,” as a child.

4:49 - Full-fledged play version of ”Meet Me on the Ceiling” at Chicago Fringe and commentary on the workshop version

6:55 - Workshops can change the script very quickly

10:06 - How did the actors walk on the ceiling?

12:05 - Sound issues during full-out production

14:14 - Andrew's special skills - violin (Suzuki-trained) and singing

16:33 - Andrew played the violin in Mammal's "Joan of Arc” is an unusual way.

17:23 - Bryn and Nilsa's special skills. Bryn, of course, lays down a sample of beat boxing/mouth-developed melody

19:42 - CJ3 likes a nice catsy - second episode

24:29 - Has Andrew considered producing his own work?

27:19 - What does Andrew think of the Chicago theatre scene?

28:09 - Andrew was at Columbia for a while and did a conservatory at Black Box Acting Studio, figuring out what he's going to do next 

32:15 - Meisner discussion

38:48 - How does seeing theatre in NY and Chicago compare?

40:17 - Andrew saw theater in London and Berlin

43:31 - What has surprised Andrew about doing theater in Chicago?

45:42 - Andrew's Columbia experience

51:25 - The part in which Andrew is declared a muse and Laura gushes about him as an actor and specifically as Anauf.

52:29 - Andrew is in "Midsummer Mayhem 3,”  He sings and sword fights in Shakespeare's Motley Crew at Winnemac Park through the end of August! 

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