Linda Laundra biography
At Writers Theatre: My Own Stranger '94, My Own Stranger '04
Linda also partnered with Ms. Ccampbell on The Gospel According to Mark Twain, which played at the Manhattan Theatre Club before travelling to the Edinburgh Festival. This production marked the founding of Writers Theatre in New York where Ms. Laundra served as the Artistic Director for 10 years. The next 10 years were spent producing and directing The Guiding Light, Another World and All My Children for three television networks. Her film credits include the award winning short film Jean which she adapted from the last chapter of Mark Twain's autobiography, and Minds Apart, a short film of Anne Sexton's work, co-directed with her husband David, and produced with their film students at New York University. She was last working on a full length screen play of My Own Stranger. Ms. Laundra is an Emmy nominated producer and director and a recipient of both The Villager Downtown Theatre Award for My Own Stranger and the Torch of Hope Award for her contribution to New York not-for-profit theatre. One of her most rewarding directing experiences at Writers Theatre in New York was discovering the talents of Tom Fontana, where she served as his director on numerous plays and his personal director on two pieces he performed (an adaption of the writings of Dorothy Parker and an adaption of the work of Jack London).
[Bio as of March 2004]