Linda Alper

Actor & Playwright


At Artists Rep, Linda has appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest, Marjorie Prime, The Skin of Our Teeth, The PriceTribes, The Quality of Life, Ten Chimneys, Superior Donuts and The Cherry Orchard. She has also played leading roles at Portland Center Stage, Portland Shakespeare Project, Off Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, The Intiman, Seattle Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse and other theatres, including 23 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she appeared in over 50 productions, and will return to perform again this coming summer.

Linda has co-written adaptations and translations produced in all three venues of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as at A Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco,) Denver Theatre Center, Virginia Rep, The Acting Company; Santa Cruz, Colorado and other Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and U.K.   She was the script deviser and producer for On Common Ground, a Pakistani/American collaboration supported by a U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Grant that brought Pakistani artists to Artists Rep and OSF.  Recently, she completed The Best/Worst Place, a new play about Jewish refugees in Shanghai, commissioned by Artists Rep’s Table|Room|Stage.

Linda won a Dramalogue Award for Best Actress, Fulbright Specialist Grant to Pakistan, Fulbright Travel Grant to Beijing, Grant for Visiting Artist to Taiwan and an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is also a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

Linda is proud to be a Resident Artist at Artists Rep.