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Jeannette Clift George’s life is best described in her own words. From her various platforms of life as Founder/Artistic Director of the A. D. Players, as award-winning stage and film actress, playwright, author, Bible teacher, radio personality, national speaker, close friend and beloved wife of Lorraine M. George, she challenged us “to be not merely receivers of God’s gifts but active conduits of their treasure.” Jeannette Clift George was most definitely an active conduit of God’s treasure.
In the 50th year as Artistic Director of the Houston-based A.D. Players, the Christian Theater Company, Jeannette Clift George took center stage, celebrating the remembrance of her prayer that “God would do something about the need for Christian theater,” adding with her signature giggle, “I never meant me, but on the wind of the Holy Spirit many of us find ourselves serving surprising assignments. Trust God’s assignments. He never assigns us to do what He has not already equipped us to do.” God richly equipped Jeannette Clift George for what He called her to do.
Recognized for her leadership, Jeannette received the Matrix Award for outstanding contribution to the community through her 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 received the 1998 Texas Baptist Communications Award, as well as the CITA (Christians in Theater Arts) organization’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and was honored by the Theresians of the United States. She held an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Houston Baptist University.
As a child, Jeannette was enthralled with the stage from the moment the curtain opened, vowing to join the circus as a trapeze artist or sing as Madame Butterfly, carrying a Japanese parasol. “Never underestimate the dream of a child. Never sell your own dreams short. Turn them over to the Leading Actor, Who is the Christ. You are a beloved child whose dreams and hopes He holds as mysterious treasures considered carefully in His perfect plan.” CONTINUE READING
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Founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George, AD Players pioneered a unique style of theater committed to producing plays and programs that uphold human value, offer creativity, and promote literacy and education. The company is one of Houston’s largest resident theater companies, impacting more than nine million people over its lifetime. Annually, the company produces six Mainstage shows and four Children’s Theater performances, fields a National Touring Unit, and maintains a year-round Theater Arts Academy. AD Players is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, sharing their mission with volunteers, community associates, and those who make their work possible through continued support.
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