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Bruce E.G. Smith, Nancy Zionts, and Leon Zionts

Bruce E.G. Smith, Nancy Zionts, and Leon Zionts May 14, 2019 Bruce E. G. Smith, and Nancy and Leon Zionts, jointly lead Front Porch Theatricals, Pittsburgh’s Boutique Professional Musical Theater Company. Front Porch prides itself on presenting socially relevant musicals featuring Pittsburgh-based talent. Focusing on both established and emerging local talent, Front Porch creates […] The post Bruce E.G. Smith, Nancy Zionts & Leon Zionts appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Dana L. Davis

Dana L. Davis May 7, 2019 Dana L. Davis is a published novelist and an accomplished actress who made her film debut in Coach Carter with Samuel L. Jackson. She’s appeared as a series regular on such TV shows as: TNT’s Franklin and Bash, on which she played Carmen Phillips, and NBC’s cult series, Heroes, on […] The post Dana L. Davis appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Scott Guy

Scott Guy May 1, 2019 Theatre and TV writer and producer, Scott Guy, has six Emmy nominations, and over 100 produced television scripts for Warner Bros., FOX-TV, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, and numerous others.Scott is the Executive Director of New Musicals Inc. where he supervises online writers' workshops, lyric labs, and script consultations. He's currently […] The post Scott Guy appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Sharon Eberson

Sharon Eberson April 24, 2019 Sharon Eberson is a Brooklyn girl from Flatbush -- Barbra Streisand's old neighborhood -- where she grew up loving sports and the arts, and studied art, literature and journalism. Joe Papp's free and affordable Public Theater and Leonard Bernstein's Young People's concerts fueled her love of live performance.Sharon edited six […] The post Sharon Eberson appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Wali Jamal

Wali Jamal April 17, 2019 The greatly revered actor, and life-long Pittsburgher, Wali Jamal, was born and raised along the Monongahela River. While being educated in the South Side Catholic School Consolidation, Wali’s acting talents were first revealed.In 7th grade, there was a reading of H.G. Wells’, The Invisible Man, in play form. Wali, the […] The post Wali Jamal appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Sharon Dilworth

Sharon Dilworth April 10, 2019 Sharon Dilworth is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories, The Long White and Women Drinking Benedictine, and two novels, Year of the Ginkgo and My Riviera. Her newest book, Two Sides, Three Rivers, is a collection of stories that take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Sharon has won a […] The post Sharon Dilworth appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Brad Dechter

Brad Dechter April 3, 2019 Brad Dechter is an orchestrator, arranger, composer and woodwind player. He has been a professional musician since 1971 and an active participant in the Hollywood music industry since 1981. A native of Los Angeles, he grew up in a musical family in which his father, Ted, himself a noted classical […] The post Brad Dechter appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie March 20, 2019 Pittsburgh native, Tamara Tunie, has had a storied career as an award-winning actor, director and producer whose body of work has garnered international acclaim while simultaneously bringing light to important social issues.Tamara first came to national prominence as Jessica Griffin in As The World Turns. She then gained an international following […] The post Tamara Tunie appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Rocky Lang

Rocky Lang March 13, 2019 Rocky Lang has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. He’s produced, written and directed motion pictures, documentaries, television shows, movies-of-the-week and mini-series.Growing up as the son of veteran producer and Universal Studios executive, Jennings Lang, Rocky knew early on that he wanted to write/produce […] The post Rocky Lang appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Kelly Ward

Kelly Ward Kelly Ward March 6, 2017 Kelly Ward is a longtime entertainment industry veteran, with a remarkable career that includes extensive experience as an actor, writer, director, producer, and studio executive. Kelly is best known for his co-starring role as T-Bird, Putzie, in the musical feature film, Grease. Additional film credits include co-starring roles in […] The post Kelly Ward appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Ted Pappas

Ted Pappas February 27, 2019 Ted Pappas was Pittsburgh Public Theater’s leader for 18 years and was closely associated with the company as a director for 25 years. Ted has returned to The Public as a guest artist to direct A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Acknowledged for his tremendous versatility, Ted has […] The post Ted Pappas appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Maia Danziger

Maia Danziger February 20, 2019 Maia Danziger has been acting professionally since she was 16. She made her stage debut in the Broadway production of “The Waltz of the Toreadors,” with Ann Jackson and Eli Wallach. Since then she’s appeared extensively in theatre, on television and in film, including long running roles on the daytime […] The post Maia Danziger appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


David Silverman

David Silverman February 13, 2019 For nearly 40 years, David Silverman has been a writer, producer, and executive producer on dozens of legendary TV shows. Along with his longtime writing partner, the late Stephen Sustarsic, David contributed scripts to such landmark shows as Mork & Mindy, One Day at a Time, ALF, Newhart, Dilbert, Duckman […] The post David Silverman appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Garfield Lemonius

Garfield Lemonius February 6, 2019 Dancer-choreographer-teacher, Garfield Lemonius, has had career adventures that include performing as a principal dancer with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, working with noted American choreographers, tours across the US and Europe, serving on numerous boards and panels at dance conferences and teaching and choreographing for a variety of companies, […] The post Garfield Lemonius appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Mark Clayton Southers

Mark Clayton Southers January 30, 2019 Mark Clayton Southers Mark Clayton Southers is an award-winning playwright, photographer, scenic designer, theatrical producer and stage director. He is the founder and producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company where he’s produced over 140 full-length and one-act plays, including August Wilson’s complete ten-play Pittsburgh Century Cycle.Not […] The post Mark Clayton Southers appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Tami Dixon & Jeffrey Carpenter

Tami Dixon & Jeffrey Carpenter January 23, 2019 Tami Dixon and Jeffrey Carpenter are the award-winning co-founders of Pittsburgh-based Bricolage Production Company, one of the most innovative and forward-thinking theater companies in the world. While Tami is Bricolage’s Creative Principal, Jeffrey is the company’s Artistic Director. Tami specializes in creating intimate, personalized and embodied immersive […] The post Tami Dixon & Jeffrey Carpenter appeared first on Storybeat with Steve...


Debra Gussin

Debra Gussin January 16, 2019 The multi-award-winning lyricist, Debra Gussin, discovered her passion for music at the age of twelve when her mom took her to her first Broadway musical, her sister took her to her first concert, and all that music took her to another universe altogether. Though her career would first lead Debra […] The post Debra Gussin appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Laura Boyd

Laura Boyd January 9, 2019 Laura Boyd has long had an interest in travel, adventure and natural history, which steered her to the path of documentary filmmaking. She spent nearly a decade traveling the globe while working for natural history and expedition travel companies. Serving in the roles of cruise director and expedition leader for […] The post Laura Boyd appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Laura Harkcom Encore

Laura Harkcom Encore January 1, 2019 StoryBeat Encore Laura Harkcom is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. Laura co-created, wrote and produced the TV series, The Lost Room, for the SyFy Channel. The show was nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. The New York Times called it, “…a jackpot for a mystery […] The post Laura Harkcom Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Phil Proctor Encore

Phil Proctor Encore December 19, 2018 In this special Encore StoryBeat presentation of Phil Proctor, Phil's two separate wonderfully fun StoryBeat interviews have been combined into a single glorious podcast featuring one of the funniest, most multi-talented men ever to grace stage, screen, TV and books.Phil Proctor’s 68-year career has taken him from Broadway, […] The post Phil Proctor Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.