Jen Bosworth is a performer and writer from Evanston, Illinois. She is currently planning a tour for her one woman show Why Not Me, which had its first run in November-December 2012 at Stage 773 in Chicago. (The show also features live music from Briar Rabbit, whose song "Numbers" is featured in this episode.) Jen is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and has done a lot of cool stuff since, including working as Nicolas Cage's office manager from 2001-2006 in Los Angeles.
Jen came by to talk about the challenges of writing a one-woman show, how no story is too humiliating to write, and the importance of the audience in storytelling.
In Jen's words:
"I feel it's so important to interact with the audience. I feel that's almost more important than what you write. We're live in a room with each other. Let's not pretend that we're not."
Plus, we kick things off by looking at Stephen King's new essay, Guns. King stepped into the spotlight of the gun control debate last mo