George Washington (Malissa)

Dean Malissa as George WashingtonPortrayed by Dean Malissa

George Washington’s credo was deeds, not words. Washington may not have been the greatest thinker of his day, but he took the concepts of the greatest writers and speakers and translated their ideas into actions. This was in contrast to his contemporaries, who may have written and uttered the most beautiful words, but did not act on them. Washington was not a perfect man: he was a work in progress. For instance, he worked hard to control his temper. And he came to deeply regret the institution of slavery, calling it “the abominable subject.” Unlike Jefferson, however, Washington eventually freed his slaves.

Dean Malissa’s George Washington identifies the greatest contribution George Washington made to the nation as General Washington’s resigning his commission as the Continental Army’s Commander in Chief and then President Washington resigning after his 2nd term, even though there were no set term limits. In both instances, Washington set the national character with his actions, set our nation apart from all others because the United States of America was the only nation on earth not under the control of kings and queens, lords and ladies, maharajas and potentates and viziers, sheiks, caliphs, mikados, czars and czarinas. Dean Malissa’s George Washington helps us walk in his shoes, understand his beliefs, recognize his greatness.

Invite Dean Malissa’s George Washington to SAR, DAR, Colonial Dames, Masonic and George Washington Society events:

• Keynote Speaker: Leadership – Take Action!
• Parties: Meet & Greet, Mix & Mingle, Propose Toasts, Pose for Photo Ops
• Parades: Participant
• Educational Programs: Schools, Libraries, Museums, Historic Sites
• Plays:
•  A Most Agreeable Consort: The Love Letters of George and Martha Washington – 50 minutes plus Q & A, with Martha Washington
•  On Fire For Liberty: 40 minutes plus Q & A, with Marquis de Lafayette
•  The Handoff: 0 minutes plus Q & A, with John Adams, Oliver Ellsworth, Thomas Jefferson, Ol’ Patty
•  The Constitution: Behind Closed Doors: 50 minutes plus Q & A, with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
•  A Rising and Setting Sun: 50 minutes plus Q & A, with Ben Franklin
• Pair with Martha Washington, Hercules, Lafayette, Von Steuben, Ben Franklin, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Betsy Ross, Phillis Wheatley, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Rush, or any American President.
• Dean Malissa: Bio of Actor/Historian, Reenactor, or ImpersonaAtor

“I would like to express our delight and complete satisfaction on Dean’s presentation and his ability to stay in character throughout the afternoon. Our guests, members and directors experienced a unique and entertaining event which will lay the groundwork for future endeavors and programs.” – BK, Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund

“We were honored to have you speak at our conference. It is not every day that we have a chance to spend an afternoon with someone that had such a profound impact on the founding of our county…. You truly helped make the event an unforgettable experience for each one of us.” T. G. Horatio Alger Association