Terrence McNally
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While studying Social Relations at Harvard in the late 1960s, Terrence McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics. He later produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald. In 1992, McNally was a producer of the BBC's Earth Summit special Greenbucks. As an actor he's appeared in more than 100 plays, films, and television shows, and was murdered on Matlock, Dallas, Knot's Landing, The Young and the Restless, and Battle Beyond the Stars.


McNally is writer and producer of the classic novelty record Julie Brown's Goddess in Progress, voted #4 EP in Village Voice's 1985 national critics' poll. He directed the music video of Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun, featuring frequent CWA attendee Stuart Schoffman as a slain math teacher. McNally was also a writer and producer of the 1989 cult musical comedy film Earth Girls are Easy.


McNally hosts a radio interview program in Los Angeles and New York envisioning "a world that just might work." Favorite guests have included Michael Lewis, Van Jones, Samantha Power, Cornel West, Arundhati Roy, and Norman Lear. His interviews often appear in print at AlterNet.org, and he is coauthor of Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia with Hyla Cass, MD.


As a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach to nonprofits, foundations, public agencies, and progressive corporations, McNally helps them refine their messages, develop engaging narratives and tell compelling human stories.