Our Latest Guest

Christopher Hatton, Writer-Director-Producer-Episode #237

Christopher Hatton is a writer-director-producer based in Singapore.  His work ranges from sci-fi to drama to action to animation. He’s created projects in North America, the U.K., Europe and Asia. He recently completed...

Hilary Sloane, Journalist-Documentary Photographer-Episode #236

Hilary Sloane is a journalist and documentary photographer living in the Mojave Desert. She researches, writes, shoots and works as an event reporter for local radio station Z107.7 FM. Hilary was an advertising photo...

David Carpenter, CEO of Gamiotics-Producer-Episode #235

David Carpenter is the CEO of Gamiotics, a live entertainment software company that enables real time communication between audience and content and is powering the next generation of immersive and experiential...

Deborah Grace Winer, Theatrical Writer-Revue and Concert Creator-Episode #234

Deborah Grace Winer is a theatrical writer, creator of theatrical revues and concerts, and she’s a leading expert on the American Songbook. Her new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center--the Songbook Sundays Series at...

Dakin Matthews, Actor-Playwright-Director-Teacher

Dakin Matthews is familiar to audiences the world over.  He’s an actor, playwright, dramaturge, teacher, director, translator, emeritus English professor, and Shakespeare scholar. He’s been a leading actor in over 250...

Margy Whitmer, Producer-Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood-Episode #232

Margy Whitmer produced the beloved TV series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, for many years. After production ended in 2001, she continued on with Fred Rogers Productions, producing live-action segments for Daniel Tiger’s...
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.


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.


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.