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"Heartbreak Hospital" & "Bunny's Mid-Plush Crisis" is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change.

Heartbreak

2024

Premieres

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Collaboration  - Imagination - Connection

We license modern One Act Musicals, Half-hour Plays & Film Shorts with emphasis on social, emotional and technological issues - and aim to make it affordable and flexible for low income schools.

Our Mission

Authentic Stories ignites educational and emotional growth in young people through the power of musical theater. By blending education with entertainment, we create engaging and socially relevant content that addresses the challenges faced by today’s youth. Our mission is to empower, educate, and inspire students across diverse backgrounds by making theater an accessible tool for learning and expression. Committed to innovation and community, we strive to transform education and foster a brighter, more connected future for all.

DALL·E 2024-01-24 07.50.12 - A simple and relatable illustration suitable for high school

Musicals & Plays
(Available for license)

Short Films
(Available for license)

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Johnny Cassidy is a disability advocate with a passion for comedic and mental health-themed stories. In 2020 he made an anti-bullying feature film ‘Authenticity: the Musical’. After positive reception, he adapted the story to the stage at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, where it received five sold-out performances as well as the Encore award. He expanded the musical to a company that creates mental health-related shows for high schools. As he continues adding musicals to his repertoire, he focuses daily on writing middle-grade novellas while working as a Nanny with kids on the spectrum. Johnny Cassidy has written and produced six web series, a musical feature film, and two stage shows. His feature film, Authenticity, was selected to participate in over ten film festivals as well as winning four awards. He was given the ‘Best Director Award - New York’ award for the month of September for the film. In 2021, he adapted the film to a stage production where it received five sold out shows and an ‘Encore Award’ performance. Being praised for bringing modern mental health themes to audiences, he took the success to establish a licensing company that produces original modern musicals aimed to high schoolers called ‘Authentic Stories’.

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