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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 13, 2016

01:35 - When did Cheryl know she wanted to be a writer and how did she become interested in writing musicals?

08:02 - What is Cheryl's writing process like?

14:57 - Why is it particularly hard to write musicals?

18:30 - What aspects of a musical does Cheryl write?

26:42 - Cheryl's show, "River's End."

28:52 - What it was like to write lyrics for Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Measure for Measure."

41:26 - Highlights of being a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

51:32 - Why Cheryl loves teaching.

59:13 - Promotions: June 24th and 25th performances of "The Revolving Door" with StoryCatcher's Theatre and TLD Temporary Lockdown Ensemble. Cheryl's Klimt musical will be a part of: The American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University during this school year/cycle and at Berkeley College of Music in Boston as a developmental workshop in the Fall and will then be produced there in the Spring.

Next Dramatists Guild Meeting:  Tuesday, June 21st at 7 pm at The Goodman Theatre.

1:01:15 - What Cheryl loves most about being the Chicago/Regional Representative for The Dramatists Guild.

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers