The event begins at 6:30 with a reception with wine and really nice nibbles; the discussion will start promptly at 7 pm. Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.
One of the great actors of our time, Safina Center Creative Affiliate Jane Alexander has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, and regional theaters, in more than a hundred roles. Her Broadway appearances include The Great White Hope, 6 Rms Riv Vu, First Monday in October, and The Sisters Rosensweig. She won a Tony for The Great White Hope, and has been nominated seven times. She has received four Oscar nominations, for The Great White Hope, All the President’s Men, Kramer vs Kramer, and Testament. On television, she played Eleanor Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin, and has received 8 Emmy nominations, winning twice, for Playing for Time and Warm Springs.
Jane Alexander was the Chair of the National Endowment of the Arts under President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and wrote about those years in Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics, a New York Times Notable Book in 2000. She has long been deeply involved with wildlife conservation, and has been a Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. She is currently on the Board of the National Audubon Society and has been a Commissioner of New York State Parks.
Alexander will discuss her new book Wild Things, Wild Places telling stories from her 35 years of travels in the wild with field biologists.
Our interviewer is a distinguished figure in her own right, Victoria Wilson, author of the acclaimed two-volume biography A Life of Barbara Stanwyck. Wilson is a Vice President and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf. She has served on many Boards, including PEN American Center and the National Board Review of Motion Pictures. President Clinton appointed her to the US Commission on Civil Rights (2000-2001).
Jane Alexander’s book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the talk.