On this episode I am joined by the multi-hyphenated Ned Donovan. He is a content creator whose background covers a wide range of skill and experience including: Acting, Singing, Fight Direction, Stunt Performance/Coordination, Audio Editing, Video Editing, Writing for all Mediums, and more. Currently, Ned is an actor on, co-producer of, and the audio editor for Encounter Party! A hit story-focused Actual Play podcast governed by the rules of Dungeons and Dragons and featuring 6 professional voice actors playing a campaign set inside the MagicL the Gathering realm of Ravnica. In the last 5 years, Ned has produced 7 total albums of music, 2 seasons of an award-winning rock musical web series, 4 original podcasts (and co-produced a 5th for Radiotopia), and a plethora of music videos and live music series. In addition to his life as a content creator, Ned holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College and has spent the majority of his career performing on stages all over the USA and on screens in nationally and internationally syndicated Films and TV Programming. We discuss how traumatic things in his life forced him to pivot, how these involuntary pivots were actually setting him up for future success in our current landscape, and that even if you're not currently an actor you are still a creator.