THE MESSENGER – based on the true story by Paulo Jorge Machado Dias Gonçalves | SO PROUDLY WE HAILED
New Musicals Inc. is proud to launch the third episode of SO PROUDLY WE HAILED, the musical webseries honoring veterans in their own words.
“The Messenger” is based on the experience of veteran Paulo Jorge Machado Dias Gonçalves, a United Nations Peacekeeper from Portugal who learns his life’s mission through a chance conversation with a five-year-old Bosnian boy. The episode has music and lyrics by Ryan Patrick Martin; and features performer Eduardo Enrikez.
For this webseries, New Musicals Inc. has paired veteran honorees with an artistic team comprised of a composer, lyricist, director, and dramaturg, and then helped to shape their story into a short musical retelling in a digital platform.
This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc. This activity is supported in part by generous grants from: the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation; the Peter Glenville Foundation; the Anonymous Fund (Marin County); and the California Arts Council, a state agency.
To see an interview with veteran Paulo Jorge Machado Dias Gonçalves; an interview with performer Eduardo Enrikez, to learn more about the project, and to view future episodes as they are released, visit www.nmi.org/veterans New Musicals Inc. We create new musicals. https://nmi.org/