Jeannette Clift George

Headshot of Jeannette Clift George
1946
B.F.A. in Drama

Currently Living In:

Houston, Texas

Profession:

Founder and Artistic Director, A. D. Players

Biography:

Jeannette Clift George is the founder and Artistic Director of the A. D. Players, a Houston-based Christian professional theater company. She has received the Matrix Award for outstanding playwriting, The Delta Gamma Fraternity Shield Award for distinguished achievement, an honorary membership in Alpha Delta Kappa International Teacher’s Sorority, and the Rotary International’s Jean Harris Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Fraternity and was recognized by the Omicron Delta Kappa Society. She received the Texas Baptist Communications Award, the Christians in Theater Arts organization’s (CITA) Outstanding Achievement Award, and was honored by the Theresians of the United States. Jeannette holds an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Houston Baptist University. She has also been honored by other local civic, cultural, health, and nonprofit organizations.

Jeannette's extensive background in professional theater includes acting Off-Broadway and touring with the New York Shakespeare Company. She has been in major productions in Philadelphia and Washington. Locally she has performed at Stages Theater in A Delicate Balance, and in Alley Theater productions as "Mrs. Campbell" in Dear Liar, "Maggie" in Ring around the Bathtub, "Juliet’s Nurse" in Romeo and Juliet, "Mrs. Malaprop" in The Rivals, and in the title roles in Colette and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. On the Grace Theater stage, Jeannette has played the title roles in Driving Miss Daisy, Lettice and Loveage, Rachel, A Women 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. She recreated that role with California’s Lamb’s Players Theater and at Wheaton College in Illinois. 

Her film debut was in World Wide Pictures' The Hiding Place, portraying "Corrie ten Boom". Since the general release in 1975, the film has shown to large audiences worldwide, and enjoys continued popularity through video sales and rentals. She 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.

Jeannette is equally well-known as author, playwright and national speaker. She is the author of Daisy Petals, Travel Tips from a Reluctant Traveler, Some Run with Feet of Clay, Troubling Deaf Heaven (Broadman Publishing) and Think Me On To It. Her scripts are available through Manor of Grace Publishing and Lillian’s Publishing’s A.D. Players Series. Her plays have been performed in Houston’s Grace Theater, Off-Broadway in New York, and in other major cities throughout the United States. Recently, she performed in Driving Miss Daisy at Miller Outdoor Theater to more than 3,000. She continues to represent the community by lecturing extensively throughout the United States.