Worlds Away

Being 35 years young, earning a handsome salary and being well-connected: Washingtonian patent lawyer Mary E. Goulet has privileges that evoke envy in the American capital. But becoming wealthy with other peoples' inventions doesn't satisfy her: Four years ago, she began to compose a musical she hopes to make an impact. "Worlds Away" reflects on the tensions between career and spirituality. Goulet is currently seeking worldwide for artists to sing the roles of her musical, and whoever is interested can load audio files on her web site ( Goulet is willing to take risks: She is leaving her lucrative job to focus all her energy on "Worlds Away." The musical and its genesis cast a light on American power games and the longings under the surface. Georg Hirsch plunged into the world of the composing patent attorney.

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