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.