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Michael Dorn, Actor-Director-Star Trek: The Next Generation-ENCORE

Actor-Director Michael Dorn is best known for his longtime popular portrayal of Klingon Starfleet Officer Lieutenant (later Lt. Commander) Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Michael has...

Alan Eichler, Theatrical Producer, Talent Manager, Press Agent-Episode #186

Theatrical producer, talent manager, and press agent, Alan Eichler, has represented or produced numerous stage productions, including: The Dirtiest Show in Town, Women Behind Bars, The Neon Woman, Timbuktu, The Best Little...

Adam Hawley, Jazz Guitarist-Producer-Episode #185

The brilliant jazz guitarist, Adam Hawley, has had nine #1 hits. In 2015, Adam signed with Kalimba Music, which was founded by Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire. His first offering on the Kalimba label featured Brian...

Gary Flannery-Dancer-Choreographer-Director-Episode #184

Gary Flannery is a professional dancer, choreographer and director who’s toured the world as Shirley MacLaine’s performance partner. He’s been a Principal Dancer in Hollywood movies and on many TV Shows. He became Bob Fosse’s protégé after receiving scholarships in...

Peter Jurasik, Actor-Hill Street Blues-Babylon 5-Episode #183

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several decades, then you’re likely to be a fan of Peter Jurasik, who began his long-running professional acting career in 1972, working Off-Broadway in New York and touring in shows up and down the East Coast. In the...

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...


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Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical
will be presented in a new workshop
in London, England
in April 2022


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

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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.