This week’s guest is Nathan Yungerberg. For more than 14 years he called himself a playwright. He had many residencies writing for prestigious theater companies like the Black Theater of Harlem and the Cherry Lane Theater. However, he describes the experience of writing for the American theater as traumatic because there are so few opportunities for new plays to be produced.
But the day he decided to call himself a Storyteller, everything changed!
He moved into different genres. He’s now writing episodes for a podcast epic drama based on Greek myths and aimed at young teenagers. He’s also a writer on Sesame Street. He admits that his plays were the springboard for this satisfying new work so it’s part of a long process.
Each week in Creative Confidential Jude Kampfner chats to an independent professional performance or visual artist about how they survive and thrive. They share details of moving between projects, becoming more entrepreneurial, finding the best opportunities and developing a signature image and style. Her guests range from lyricists to novelists, videographers to sound designers.
A broadcaster, writer and coach, Jude gently probes and challenges her so that whatever your line of creativity you learn from her advice and the experiences of her lively guests.
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