George E. Clark

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George E. Clark

George E. Clark is a college librarian at Harvard and a sometime actor and writer. 

George graduated in May 2022 from the Harvard Extension School master’s degree program in Dramatic Arts. While there, George studied acting with Remo Airaldi and writing with Bryan Delaney. For one of Bryan’s classes, George wrote a one-act farce set in academe titled Lordy Parkington Gets Hit by a Bus. George’s thesis is about an outdoor theater in Washington, D.C. It is titled Stepping to the National Stage: Protesting Injustice, Producing Shakespeare, and Claiming Black Space at the Sylvan Theater.

In the spring of 2021, George worked as a background actor on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The easiest place to find him is in season 4, episode 2. He is front row center when Midge discovers the stage of The Wolford burlesque club.  More recently, he played a reporter in the Kiera Knightley film Boston Strangler. In 2020, George appeared as an extra in the Michelle Dockery/Chris Evans miniseries Defending Jacob.  See him as a janitor in episode 1 and a news cameraman in the trailer and episode 3. He also appeared as a background actor in the Kyle Chandler television series Early Edition.  Back in the day, he worked as cast or crew in Tartuffe, Once Upon A Mattress, and Twelfth Night at Earlham College, and was a player in the Earlham-based improv company Off the Cuff.

George is a former columnist for Environment magazine. His poetry has been published in Shot Glass Journal; West Texas Literary Review; The Resource, Harvard University’s HR newsletter; Crucible, the literary magazine of Earlham College; and Lines in the Landscape, a juried chapbook published by Fruitlands Museum and the Concord (MA.) Poetry Center. George’s poetry book manuscript, Next Morning, With Pickles, was a semifinalist for the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry in 2018.

He has a B.A. in geology from Earlham College, and other master’s degrees in geography and library & information science from the University of Chicago and Simmons University, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University, where he worked on water resources, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability and resilience to climate change.  His article with colleagues from Clark U. on coastal flooding in Revere, Massachusetts, is one of the most-cited early articles on measuring resilience to climate change.

George grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Robinson High School, and his family hails from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  He currently lives in metrowest Massachusetts about halfway between Boston and Worcester.  George and his spouse, Elizabeth, have two adult children and two adult cats.

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