Season 2 – Ep: 5: Neil Cohen – Piecing Together a Life as an Artist – Ups, Downs & a Sense of Humor
Rod and Inci Jones always celebrate what people love to do creatively have a great conversation with Neil Cohen who is a very talented and creative Playwright, Journalist, and Television Screenwriter. Neil shares his creative journey and also discusses his book American Gargoyles and his movie Chief Zabu, and his latest project developing and writing a play based on the life of Lorenzo Da Ponti, an Italian, later American, opera librettist, poet, and Roman Catholic priest. He wrote the libretti for 28 operas by 11 composers, including three of Mozart’s most celebrated operas. Neil through his research on Lorenzo shares some insights into the man and adds the humorous aspects of his story.
For podcast listeners, Neil provides solid advice on how to pursue a creative career.
Neil unabashedly shares some of the challenges he has faced, how he learned to cope and deal with those challenges while trying to live and fulfill his creative passions, and through it all he managed to make his dreams come true.
Anyone who listens to this episode will walk away with a better understanding of how a creative mind thinks and works while maintaining a tremendous sense of humor.