Linda is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, and actor. Her solo show, "Perfect Love", premiered at the United Solo Festival in NYC 2018 directed by Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gretchen Cryer and has also been performed at Dixon Place and the Poor Mouth Theatre Company. She has written five full length plays: "Bite the Apple" (2019 Finalist for the Kentucky Women Writers Prize); "There Is No You and Me" (2017 Finalist New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest); "GUY" (semi-finalist for the O'Neill National Playwriting Conference 2007); "DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELF! The Life of Charlotte Brontë" produced by The Invisible Theatre, NYC and published by Smith and Kraus; adaptation of "The Fall of the House of Usher" produced by The Invisible Theatre, NYC.
She has also been published in The Dramatists Guild Blog and writes her own blog on her site.
Linda co-wrote and acted in two short films, "Wake Up" and "Ghost Ride". She has written three full length screenplays: "Learning to Drive" (Grand Prize in the 2013 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest), "Charlotte" (second round of competition for the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab), and "Divine Food".
Linda has performed in theater productions regionally (Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Public Theatre, Germinal Stage Denver, The Changing Scene) and in New York (Dixon Place, United Solo, NY Intl. Fringe), and she has had featured roles in numerous independent feature films. Linda has worked as a teaching artist for Red Bull Theatre, Hour Children, Horace Mann School, and in NYC public schools. She has also taught master classes in screenwriting through the Bronx Council on the Arts. Linda has a Masters Degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Bachelors from the University of Colorado. LindaSManning.com
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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MORE ABOUT ME
My most gratifying moment in the theater was probably when I was in college and stood up on stage for the first time doing a monologue from "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" and felt like myself in a way I never had, and felt what was possible. I never looked back.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm working on a new play because I love theater and I love what is possible on a live stage that is not possible anywhere else. I'm also writing and filming a series of monologues based around desire.
love, legacy, drama, romance, motherhood, feminism, woman over 50, family trauma, sexuality, the shadow self