As Joan Didion said of her work, “I knew that the play would be about language — that if it was to exist at all it would need to exist in its subtext, in the collision between different kinds of language, the tension between what is said and not said."
How does an actor approach the inner world of a character who has suffered profound loss? How does an actor voice the unspeakable?
Addressing the theme of profound loss and the redemptive solace of nature, Annalee Jefferies will draw from her experience performing such roles as Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, Sonya in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and finally Joan Didion from the play The Year of Magical Thinking which was based on the best-selling 2005 memoir. Ms. Jefferies will perform readings from these plays followed by discussion of her working method both in rehearsal and performance. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by an intimate conversation with this acclaimed theatre artist, and will be a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with a mesmerizing theatre artist as she creates anew moment to moment the magic of theatrical transformation.
Annalee Jefferies is celebrating her 20th season as a member of the Alley Theatre’s Company of Actors. She has performed many of the bravura roles for leading ladies in Houston in addition to appearances at Hartford Stage and across the nation and abroad.
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Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
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