Linda is an actress and writer in New York City. She has appeared on stage in New York and regionally, and in independent films.
Her plays have been produced in New York City and published by Smith and Kraus. Two of her short screenplays have also been produced.
2019 Finalist - Kentucky Women Writers Prize
2019 Finalist - Best Dark Comedy - Los Angeles Int'l Indie Short Fest
2017 Finalist - New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, NYC
Grand Prize StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest - 2013
Quarter-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards - 2013
Finalist - Filmmakers International Screenwriting Award - 2013
BRIO Award for Screenplay (Bronx Council on the Arts) - 2011
Semi-Finalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference - 2007
Ledig House International Writers' Colony Fellowship - 1997
Third Prize, Center Theatre International Playwrighting Contest, Chicago, IL
Third Prize, Great Platte River Playwrights' Festival, Univ. of Nebraska
Finalist, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Coldwater, MI
Finalist, South Carolina Playwrights' Festival, Trustus Theatre, Columbia, SC
Jane Chambers Playwriting Graduate Student Award
Linda's new solo show "Perfect Love" debuted at the United Solo Festival in NYC in September 2018 and was presented by Dixon Place in April 2019. She will be performing it at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC in September, 2019 as part of a group of solo shows, TrueStoriesPlay.com directed by Gretchen Cryer.
Linda's short film "Wake Up" which she co-wrote and acted in was produced as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, New Haven, 2018. She won Best Actress for her work in the movie. It was an official selection in the New Haven Int'l Film Festival 2019. The short was also a Finalist for Best Dark Comedy in the Los Angeles Int'l Indie Short Fest.
In 2018 The Drawing Board NYC produced a staged reading of Linda's play "There Is No You and Me". The play was also a finalist in the 2017 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Most recently, Linda played the role of Esther in Lizzie Donahue's provocative new play "Dog Park" at Dixon Place, and she had the opportunity to play a lead role in a new play at the Cleveland Public Theater. Linda's short film, Ghost Ride, premiered at the 2017 Manhattan Film Festival and at the 2016 New York Short Film Festival.
Her screenplay Learning to Drive was the Grand Prize winner of 2013 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest.
Linda was a founding member of The Invisible Theatre in NYC where she wrote, acted and produced. Her play DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELF! The Life of Charlotte Brontë was produced by The Invisible Theatre and published by Smith and Kraus.
Linda has acted in numerous independent films and theater productions in New York and regionally. She has a Masters Degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Bachelors from the University of Colorado.