Linda Alper has co-written adaptations and translations of Great Expectations, The Three Musketeers, William Saroyan’s Tracy’s Tiger, Eduardo De Filippo’s Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Napoli Milionaria!, all produced at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with additional productions at A.C.T. (San Francisco,) The Denver Center, The Acting Company, Virginia Rep, plus Santa Cruz, Colorado, Stamford (UK) and other Shakespeare Festivals.
She is currently working on SHANGHAI, a new play about the Jewish Ghetto in WW2 China, a commission by Artists Rep. SHANGHAI will be developed with Risa Brainin at LaunchPad, UCSB, this coming year, and is scheduled to be produced by LaunchPad and Artists Rep.
A Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan, Ms. Alper also earned a Taiwan Visiting Science and Artist Grant. After completing a Fulbright Specialist Grant in Pakistan, Ms. Alper was awarded a U.S. Cultural Affairs Grant, for which she devised a theatre piece about terrorism and public space with Islamabad’s Theatre Wallay and Ithaca College. She brought fourteen Pakistani artists to perform the piece at OSF and Artists Rep, serving as co-producer for their American tour.
She has also been awarded an Oregon Individual Arts Grant.
As an actress at Artists Rep, Linda’s roles include Nora in A Doll’s House Part 2, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Jeanette in The Quality of Life, Esther in The Price, Elder Female in Indecent, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest and Lynn Fontanne in Ten Chimneys. A leading actress at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Linda performed in Ashland for 24 seasons, appearing in over 50 plays and received a Dramalogue Best Actress award.
She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.