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Playwright and 'Urinetown' co-writer Greg Kotis: "You hope for the longest, richest life that the piece can have"

New York based playwright Greg Kotis joins Justin to talk about his career, how he became involved in theater, his time at the University of Chicago, working with the Neo-Futurists and Cardiff Giant, what the Chicago theater scene was like in the early 90’s, moving to New York City, co-writing the Broadway smash “Urinetown,” how expectations have changed for his work after having success, making a transition from comedy to drama, presenting “The Wayward Bunny,” a new play at the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens Theater and how it feels to be back in Chicago. 29 more words

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The worst movies of all-time are now on stage!

Longtime Neo-Futurist Rachel Claff and director Josh Zagoren join Justin to talk about “It Came From the Neo-Futurarium XI: Rise of the Neo-Futurarium,” the film festival that does staged readings of the best worst film scripts of all time.   56 more words

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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 8-2-16

We have another wonderful show for you! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with our New Media Correspondent Scott Smith about Facebook replacing the 10 o’clock news, local singer-songwriter Jamila Woods talks about her career and critically acclaimed new record, Rachel Claff and Josh Zagoren introduce us to “It Came From the Neo-Futurarium XI: Rise of the Neo-Futurarium and we end the show with another rousing edition of #TheWorst with assistance from comedians Jen Bosworth and Elizabeth Gomez! 29 more words

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Neo-Futurists Founding Director Greg Allen reflects on his life in theater

Greg Allen, the Founding Director of The Neo-Futurists and creator of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes),” joins Justin to talk about his life in theater, the early days of his working in Chicago, the concept of “neo-futurism,” trying to shift expectations, how audiences have changed over the years and taking “Too Much Light” worldwide. 29 more words

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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 7-12-16

Such a fun episode of The Download! On tonight’s show, we get an update on all the latest media news including Tronc strategy and Pokémon Go… 94 more words

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Review: Mike Mother

Add a dash of Joyce Carol Oates style mystery to the Neo-Futurists’ regular blend of theater games, performance art and personal story telling and you’ve got a good take on their current production, … 255 more words


Get to know Chicago's wizard John Jughead Pierson

The great John Jughead Pierson makes a return visit to The Download to talk about his career performing to audiences all over the world including with the highly influential punk band Screeching Weasel, his 20 years as an ensemble member of the Neo-Futurists, his current job working as a wizard in Osaka, Japan and dedicating his life to show. 46 more words

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