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 later produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald. In 1992, he was a producer of the BBC's Earth Summit special Greenbucks. As an actor he has appeared in over a hundred 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. He was also a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls are Easy, now in development as an off-Broadway musical.
As a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach to nonprofits, foundations, public agencies, and progressive corporations, McNally helps folks clarify and communicate their messages, particularly through the unique power of compelling human stories. He is coauthor with Hyla Cass, MD, of Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia. McNally hosts interview programs on radio (kpfk.org), television, and the web. Find podcasts at terrymcnally.net.