Now Satirizing UX Design
When it comes to User Experience, User Interface, Service Design, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Design Thinking, Lean, Agile, Human-Computer Interaction … Steve is a Unicorn.
For Theatrical or Corporate Audiences
"San Francisco writer and comedian Kurt Bodden has done stand-up, sketch comedy and even mime, but he has made his biggest splash playing a joyously inane self-help guru in his solo show STEVE SEABROOK: BETTER THAN YOU." -- Contra Costa Times
"As a VP of sales for over 20 years, I can say that 'hiring' Steve Seabrook was one of the best decisions I ever made. We had him 'train' our sales force as the entertainment at our annual sales kickoff meeting. He worked in many allusions to our company and brought 400 people into the palm of his hand. Simply stated, he closed the deal!"
Jim Dawson, Former Chief Sales Officer, Fusion-io
Comedy Central Stage, Los Angeles
Oregon Center for the Arts, Ashland
The Marsh, San Francisco (6-month run)
The New York International Fringe Festival
San Francisco Fringe Festival - "Best of Fringe" winner
Rogue Performance Festival, Fresno
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis
St. John's Stages, Clayton, CA
Kurt has warmed up audiences at tapings for:
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
America's Funniest Home Videos
Theatrical Audiences Say....
"The deftly executed 'seminar', and its behind-the-scenes reveals, explore the terrain with panache, cool wit, and shrewd characterization. As both writer and performer, Bodden keeps his Steve Seabrook a believable figure, whose all-too-ordinary life ends up something of a modest model of its own." -- SF Bay Guardian
Steve Seabrook: Better Than You is written and performed by Kurt Bodden, a San Francisco-based writer and performer. "Steve Seabrook" draws on Kurt's extensive skills as an improvisor, standup comedian, physical performer, and even talk-show host … plus his experience leading corporate workshops in team-building, storytelling, presentation skills, and improvisation.
He’s a Harvard grad -- that was the subject of his previous solo show, where he compared himself to his more-prestigious fellow alumni. And he’s a user-experience designer (see his other website); now he’s satirizing that field, too.
Header photograph by Molly Kate Photography.
The theatrical production of Steve Seabrook: Better Than You is directed by Mark Kenward. Lighting designed by Christopher Meyer.
Steve Seabrook: Better Than You was performed at The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, February-August 2013 in San Francisco. Stephanie A. Weisman, Artistic Director.
The production was presented by The New York International Fringe Festival, a production of The Present Company.
It first appeared as a full-length show at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.