While studying social relations at Harvard in the late 1960s, Terry McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics.
He produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald and was a producer of the BBC’s 1992 Earth Summit special, Greenbucks. As an actor, he’s appeared in over a hundred plays, films and television shows.
A writer and producer of the classic novelty record, Julie Brown’s Goddess In Progress, (voted #4 EP of 1985 in Village Voice’s critics’ poll), McNally directed the music video of the prescient Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun (featuring frequent CWA attendee Stuart Schoffman as a slain math teacher). He was also a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls Are Easy--soon to be an off Broadway musical.
He consults to non-profits, public agencies and corporations, facilitating communications, planning and conflict resolution, and speaks to varied audiences about everything from social innovations to sustainable development.
McNally is co-author with Hyla Cass, M.D. of Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, and is currently at work on a book that expands the definition of holistic health and root causes to include not only body, mind and spirit, but also our relationships, physical environment, workplace, community and political system.
His radio show in Los Angeles features hour-long interviews on new models of business, environment, health, politics and media, explores the people behind these ideas and offers pieces of the puzzle of a world that just might work.