Recording of John Muir: Father of Our National ParksMonday July 27, 2020
On Thursday, July 16, J.T. Turner performed John Muir: Father of Our National Parks live via Zoom for Storrs Library. J.T. and his organization The Actors Company generously agreed to allow this program to be recorded, and we're excited to present it to you! This video will be available from now through Friday, August 14. Please register below to access this recording.
John Muir was a brilliant inventor who became one of the world’s most recognized and impactful conservationists. His writings have inspired millions to take to the outdoors, and re-discover the beauty and importance of nature. Now, the father of our National Parks shares his personal story with you. Using passages from Muir's own works and a depth of research into his life and times, award-winning actor J.T Turner celebrates the life of this great American immigrant, philosopher, and writer. This dramatic virtual performance will transport you from Muir's childhood in Scotland, through his years as an engineer, inventor and explorer, to his fight to preserve the wilds of America.
The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.
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