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Apollo Dukakis, Actor-Director-Episode #213

Actor and Director, Apollo Dukakis, is a member and longtime resident artist of the Pasadena, CA based theater company, A Noise Within.  As a professional actor for over fifty years, Apollo has worked off-Broadway and in...

Apollo Dukakis, Actor-Director-Episode #213

Actor and Director, Apollo Dukakis, is a member and longtime resident artist of the Pasadena, CA based theater company, A Noise Within.  As a professional actor for over fifty years, Apollo has worked off-Broadway and in...

Dobie Maxwell, Stand-Up Comedian, Episode #212

Dobie Maxwell has made a successful living in standup comedy since 1985. Starting in 1990, he’s had several stints in morning radio. Dobie has appeared numerous times on national and regional television. And from 1995 to...

Scott McGee-TCM-Director of Original Programming-Episode #211

Scott McGee is a Senior Director of Original Programming at Turner Classic Movies.  He’s also a programmer for the TCM Classic Film Festival and the TCM Cruise. Scott frequently presents at TCM events and other film...

John Vorhaus, Comedy Writer and Novelist-Episode #210

Comedy writer and novelist, John Vorhaus, is best known for his comedy-writing classic, “The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not.” His writing credits include dozens of teleplays and screenplays, plus seven...

Robert M. “Bobby” Schwartz, Entertainment Industry Attorney-Episode #209

Entertainment industry attorney, Robert M. (“Bobby”) Schwartz is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office and co-chair of the Media & Entertainment Industry Practice. Over the last 30 years, Bobby has become a...

Alan K. Rode, Biographer-Film Scholar-Episode #208

Alan K. Rode is a noted biographer and film scholar. He is the executive producer and host of the long-running Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. Alan is also the co-programmer and co-host of the Noir City Hollywood and...
Apollo Dukakis, Actor-Director-Episode #213

Apollo Dukakis, Actor-Director-Episode #213

Actor and Director, Apollo Dukakis, is a member and longtime resident artist of the Pasadena, CA based theater company, A Noise Within.  As a professional actor for over fifty years, Apollo has worked off-Broadway and in...

SC Interviews W Shatner 3-5-22

March 5, 2022

Steve is privileged to have interviewed William Shatner live on stage following a a screening of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn" at Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead before an enthusiastic sold out crowd.

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April 2022

Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical
will be presented in a new workshop
in London, England

SC Interviews W Shatner 3-5-22

April 25, 2022

Check out Steve having the tables turned on him when Robert Miller interviews him on the Follow Your Dream Podcast.

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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.

This was AMAZING to listen to. Wow…we talked about things in a way I NEVER have before. We went deep.

You asked such great questions, truly listened, and well directed our conversation. This is a spectacular example of a GREAT show and GREAT host. Thank you, thank you.

You are superb.

Debbi Dachinger

"Dare to Dream" Podcast

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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. Steve is a retired Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, where he proudly taught 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.