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American screenwriter, director, lyricist, playwright, author, theater lighting designer, artist, teacher
Guest Biography

Want to create stories that get standing ovations? My guest is Steve Cuden who co-created the hit Broadway and international musical Jekyll & Hyde, writing the show’s original book and lyrics with noted composer Frank Wildhorn.  He’s written 90 teleplays for popular animated TV series, such as X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Pink Panther, Xiaolin Showdown, Gargoyles and numerous others. Steve directed and co-produced the cult-favorite horror-comedy feature Lucky.  He’s the author of two books on writing: Beating Broadway and Beating Hollywood.  He taught screenwriting for 10 years in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. And he currently produces and hosts StoryBeat with Steve Cuden, a weekly podcast of in-depth interviews exploring the creative process of artists of all kinds.  For more, please visit and