The Peaceful Educator Foundation: Extraordinary Hero Project
Auditions for a ZOOM THEATER PRODUCTION
On-line now thru September 14th.
We are seeking singers for, and to announce auditions for a ZOOM THEATER production of EXTRAORDINARY HERO, Western Mass Composer/Playwright John McDonnell Tierney of Heath. The script is based on “The Hero’s Journey” and other books by Joseph Campbell and will be produced in association with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (brings a huge audience!) We will have two principle goals: 1. to do a great show and, 2. to pay actors equitably. We am assembling a small professional cast (six women and one man) for the ZOOM THEATER production that we hope will also become the touring cast. We are asking all applicants to be very strong singers, be at least 18 years of age, and currently reside in a New England State.
John McDonnell Tierney, “Jack” to his friends and neighbors, is a retired professor and full time composer and playwright. Since his retirement in 2012, Jack has produced three major musicals. The first, titled “Peacemaker,” premiered in Hartford in 2016 to standing ovations; the second, “Humanity’s Child” won major awards in the 2019 New York Theater Festival and ran for four weeks at the historic Players Theatre Off-Broadway; and, in 2020 Jack’s third musical, “Humanity’s Child- The Sequel” was featured at The Atlanta Fringe Audio Festival for a full year. “Extraordinary Hero,” Jack’s most recent work composed Jan-August 2021 is currently in production.