Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Jane Alexander

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Dobbs Ferry, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Jane Alexander is an actress, an author, and a wildlife conservationist. She served as Chairman of the NEA under President Clinton. She has performed in over 100 plays, 75 films for TV and the big screen and is the recipient of numerous awards for her roles. Her recent book Wild Things, Wild Places details her global travels with field biologists. Recent acting work of hers can be seen on television, specifically Lifetime TV and Amazon's forthcoming series Modern Love.

At MacDowell, Jane wrote a one woman multi-media show about birds, incorporating music, projections and six themes.



Jane Alexander worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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