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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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The 12 Plays of Christmas, 2015

So in my attempt to showcase my uncanny wit (or not), I decided to pen a shameless little tribute to Christmas and plays all to the tune of maybe my least favorite Christmas ditty “The 12 Days of Christmas” (Although “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” is a very, very close second). 1,484 more words

The Neo-Futurists preview their upcoming season

Kurt Chiang and Bilal Dardai of the Neo-Futurists join Justin to talk about the long running hit, “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” and to preview some other shows to be performed this season. 10 more words

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