Ms. Linda Alper's Profile
A theatre actress and playwright, Linda Alper has been a leading artist in U.S. regional theatre for over thirty years. She has co-written adaptations and translations produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT in San Francisco, Denver Theatre Center, Virginia Rep; Santa Cruz, Colorado, Stamford (UK) and other Shakespeare festivals, as well as The Acting Company. She co-wrote an adaptation of Great Expectations which just ran in OSF’s Bowmer Theatre for their entire 2016 season. Currently, she is under commission for a new play from Artists Repertory Theatre, in Portland, Oregon.
A Resident Artist at Artists Rep, Linda has appeared in leading roles in The Price, Tribes, The Quality of Life, Ten Chimneys, Superior Donuts, The Skin of our Teeth and The Cherry Orchard, and will be seen this season in Marjorie Prime and The Importance of being Earnest. She has also played leading roles at Portland Center Stage, Portland Shakespeare Project, Off Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, The Intiman, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage and other theatres, including 23 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she acted in over 50 productions.
Linda has won a Dramalogue Critics’ Award for Best Actress, Fulbright Specialist Grant to Pakistan, Fulbright Travel Grant to Beijing, National Science Grant for Visiting Artist to Taiwan and an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is a Fulbright Senior Scholar (Taiwan.)
In Islamabad, she is working on a U.S. Cultural Affairs Grant supporting a U.S.-Pakistan theatre collaboration with Theatre Wallay, entitled “On Common Ground.”
Ms. Linda Alper
Theatre Actress & Playwright
U.S. Fulbright Scholar