HUMANITY’S CHILD 2021 is an evolving work for musical theater; the third and as yet unfinished musical in a trilogy of socially-conscious works by composer/playwright and long-time peace and social justice activist, Dr. John McDonnell Tierney.
We are many individual artists with shared interests, goals, aspirations, and skill in the Musical Theater Arts. We are an ensemble; a formalized group of collaborating artists come together with a purpose and a mission. We are a diverse group driven by a wide range of goals but connected by a common vision of a peaceful, just, sustainable future for all humanity’s children. We perform to entertain, to engage, to educate, to inspire, and to motivate audiences to act in ways that may lead to the achievement of the vision and indeed, the mission.
We are asking for your support to help us complete the creative process, produce the show with a live cast, and lay the groundwork for a New England Tour in the Spring and Summer of 2021.
We have a compelling script, engaging music, and a demo recording of the full 80 min. show. We have an energetic and active company and a fully professional cast of singers, dancers, actors and technicians. We have a robust Social Marketing program. We have full-featured Studio Theater and Audio/Video Recording facility! And, we have a track record of success, including a four-week, Off-Broadway run for Humanity’s Child 2019 at the Players Theater and a one-hour “Audio Version” of our show is now playing on line at the prestigious Atlanta Fringe Audio Festival. We are ready to do this! All we need is funding!
Production begins in January with a month of ZOOM-based coaching sessions and/or on-line rehearsals. In early March, we bring the cast to our “Studio Theater” in East Hartford, CT. for a week-long (Sunday to Sunday) Intensive. This will involve studio recordings of all songs and live-steaming the whole show in semi-concert format. The goal of all of this is to produce a video of the show and have a “ready-to-tour” production.
We estimate our project will cost approximately $15,000.00, the bulk of which will provide lodging, travel, meals and a modest stipend for the professional cast and crew.
HUMANITY”S CHILD 2021 incorporates current social and cultural themes in a manner that reaches out first to the emotions and later to the logical brain. The show is in five acts: FEAR – JOY – ACTION – VISION – MISSION. We want our audiences to feel the FEAR that our characters feel and to feel their JOY as well, all the while finding something of themselves in the characters. We want our audiences to be motivated to do something, to spring into ACTION, that from action, a VISION may emerge of a better world and a better way, and from there may come a MISSION.
HUMANITY’S CHILD 2021 is a project of The Peaceful Educator Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity whose stated mission is “...to nurture through the arts a peaceful, just, sustainable future for all humanity’s children.
Donations are 100% Tax-Deductible.