This year's Fall Businesswomen's Luncheon will be held at the beautiful, Beauport Hotel, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:30am - 1:00pm.
This year our Keynote speaker is Hollywood Actress, Lindsay Crouse.
Lindsay is an award-winning veteran of stage and screen. In the New York theater she spent seven years with the Circle Repertory Company, winning critics’ praise for her portrayal of Ophelia in Hamlet and Viola in Twelfth Night, and garnering an Obie Award for David Mamet’s Reunion. On Broadway she won a Theater World Awardfor her performance as Ruth in Pinter’s The Homecoming.
Featured on numerous television dramas, Lindsay has guest starred over the years on shows such as Hill Street Blues, Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Touched by an Angel, LA Law, NYPD Blue, ER, Frasier, Alias, CSI, and Law and Order SVU. She played three different characters on Law & Order, and spent a season on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the infamous Maggie Walsh. She was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Performer in the Children’s Special, “Mother and Daughter,” and for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, “The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets.”
For the last decade Lindsay has played a wide range of characters at the Gloucester Stage. She joined the cast of the riotous trilogy, The Norman Conquests, by Alan Ayckbourn, sharing with them Boston’s IRNE award for Best Ensemble, and she received an IRNE Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Lettice in Peter Schaffer’s madcap comedy, Lettice and Lovage. On the dramatic side she played the doctor in the searing duet, Going to St. Ives, received raves for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst, and won the Independent Critic’s Best Actress award for her performance as Daisy in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy. Last year Lindsay was nominated for the IRNE’s Best Actress award for her portrayal of Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa, and shared with the wonderful cast a nomination for Best Ensemble.
Some of Lindsay’s best known films include All The President’s Men, Slapshot, House of Games, The Verdict, The Insider, Mr. Brooks, Indian in the Cupboard, Prince of the City, Daniel, and Places in the Heart, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
A note: During the years I have worked at the Gloucester Stage each time I’ve sat down to write a bio I thought – What a skewed portrait of a human being this is. If I say I got an Academy Award Nomination for Places in the Heart someone will think, Oh, she’s a big movie star! If I include that I got it in 1985, someone will think, Wow, what a has-been actress! It makes you think about the lifespan of a fact… So whatever the bio leads you to believe, I am grateful to The Gloucester Stage for another extraordinary opportunity to get at the human truths that define us at this moment, and that ultimately bind us all together.
At our event, Lindsay will be speaking on using our imaginations to get through life.