Our Latest Guest

Shannon Bradley-Colleary, Novelist and Screenwriter-Episode #182

Shannon Bradley-Colleary is a novelist and screenwriter who wrote the screenplay for the film To The Stars, which screened in the U.S. Dramatic Features category at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Kim Yutani, the festival’s...

Adam Weinstock, Producer-Director-Actor-Episode #181

Producer, director, and actor, Adam Weinstock, is the co-owner of Red Spear, LLC and President of Creative Concept Productions. He’s also Chairman of the Board of Emerging Artists Theatre. Creative Concept Productions has...

Robert Shields, Legendary Mime-Artist-Episode #180

Robert Shields is a one-man creative machine who has spent his life sharing his sense of energy, awe, and wonder with people all over the world. After graduating from North Hollywood High School, Robert left for Canada to...

Mark Nichols, Producer and Designer-Episode #179

For more than three decades Producer and Designer, Mark Nichols, has worked in themed entertainment as a producer and/or designer for companies including Disney, Universal Studios, Paramount Parks, GES Branded...

Megon McDonough, Singer-Songwriter-Episode #178

The brilliant singer-songwriter, Megon McDonough, has been performing around the United States for more than four decades, on stages as varied as Carnegie Hall, The Birchmere, Wolf Trap and more. Megon wrote her first song...

Jim Doyle, Oscar Winning Special Effects and Water Effects Wizard-Episode #177

Special effects and water effects wizard, Jim Doyle, received his undergraduate degree in Theater from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Theater and Design from USC. He subsequently spent a number of years bumping...



StoryBeat is a lively podcast dedicated to a variety of storytellers discussing their unique process in creating art through storytelling. By listening to how successful creators develop and bring their work to life, writers and artists of all kinds are able to find great inspiration. StoryBeat focuses more on the “how” and “why” of creation rather than finished results, providing insight into the working world of storytellers and storytelling in all forms of artistic expression.

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Your Host: Steve Cuden

Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written ninety teleplays including episodes of such well-known television series as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Pink Panther, The Mask, Loonatics Unleashed, Extreme Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, and Beetlejuice. He has published two popular books on scriptwriting, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations, and Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays.  He directed and co-produced the multi-award-winning horror-comedy movie, Lucky, for which he won the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won the awards for Best Feature at Shriekfest in L.A., The New York City Horror Film Festival, MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. As an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, Steve is proud to teach numerous talented students about how to tell unforgettable stories for the screen.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies and individuals for their generous support in introducing numerous outstanding guests to StoryBeat.