Mattie Barker might seem larger than life, and in a way she is. Originally played on stage by solo performer Jen Bosworth, the character for the PleasureTown podcast is written by multiple, talented scribes, including Eileen Dougharty, who wrote the Mattie Barker segment for Episode 102.

After dabbling in writing sketch comedy, Eileen discovered sharing true stories with other colorful Chicagoans to be far more hilarious. She has performed with Story Sessions, Story Club, 2nd Story, WRITE CLUB, Reading Under the Influence, and That’s All She Wrote. Eileen finds writing fiction delightfully liberating, as she gains twisted satisfaction from putting pretend people through their paces.

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