Jeannette Clift George is the founder and Artistic Director of the A.D. Players, the Houston-based Christian Theater Company which offers plays throughout the world. Her extensive background in professional theater includes acting Off-Broadway and touring with the New York Shakespeare Company.
She has performed at the Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia, and the Arena Stage in Washington. In Houston, she has performed at Stages Theatre, in the Alley Theatre and at Grace Theater, home of the A.D. Players, Jeannette has played the title roles in DRIVING MISS DAISY; LETTICE AND LOVAGE; RACHEL, A WOMAN OF MASADA; AND JULIAN, as well as portraying: Amanda in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. Jeannette recreated that role with California's Lamb's Players Theatre and at Wheaton College in Illinois.
Her film debut was in World Wide Picture's THE HIDING PLACE, portraying Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman who saved the lives of scores of Jews during the Nazi occupation. Since the general release in 1975, the film has shown to large audiences worldwide, and enjoys continued popularity through video sales and rentals. Jeannette was nominated for a Golden Globe Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a Golden Apple Award by the Hollywood Women's Press Club, and as Most Promising Newcomer by the British Academy of Arts and Sciences. She appears in the award-winning film A PALE HORSE, and in the A.D. Players' videos: LIGATURE (on marriage enrichment), TRAVEL TIPS FROM A RELUCTANT TRAVELER (A video recording of her teaching the book of the same name) and JOSHUA AND THE TA RA, TA RAA, TA RAAA.
Jeannette is equally well-known as author, playwright, Bible teacher, and national speaker. In her radio program, JEANNETTE CLIFT GEORGE FROM CENTER STAGE, her unique wit and keen insights illuminate Biblical principles. She is author of the books DAISY PETALS; TRAVEL TIPS FROM A RELUCTANT TRAVELER; SOME RUN WITH FEET OF CLAY; THINK ME ON TO IT and TROUBLING DEAF HEAVEN. Her plays have been performed in Houston's Grace Theater as well as in many theaters, churches, and college campuses throughout the United States and abroad and are available through her website and Lillenas Drama Resources. She teaches a Bible study at Houston's Second Baptist Church, is a member of Christians in Theater Arts, a Staley foundation Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecturer and travels extensively speaking for conferences, schools, churches and professional workshops.