Linda Rand

Linda Rand

Linda’s had several productions/staged readings of her many works. Awards received for her original plays include "Broken Limbs" and "Nothing But a Real Christmas". "Just Another Sappy Slap Happy Face", "Running All Stops", "Very, Very Ferry Lost" and "That Sinking Feeling" were all produced off, off Broadway. She had a recent production of several of...
Linda’s had several productions/staged readings of her many works. Awards received for her original plays include "Broken Limbs" and "Nothing But a Real Christmas". "Just Another Sappy Slap Happy Face", "Running All Stops", "Very, Very Ferry Lost" and "That Sinking Feeling" were all produced off, off Broadway. She had a recent production of several of her one acts at Write Act Rep in NoHo California called "Diversions of Life" which received critical acclaim. Her one act The Fat Lady Ain’t Hummin’ was given honorable mention in The Ellen Idelson Competition at Theatre West in Hollywood and produced in the 2013 West Fest Series. She also had two recent productions of her short plays In The Shade of The Old Oak and You’re Never Too Old For Polka Dots presented in WestFest 2014. Two of her short plays are being published in ArtAge Publications…Benny and Pearl Loving In a Goldfish Bowl and The Great GG Gang. She’s a member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA, The Dramatists Guild of America and a founding member of At Rise: Playwrights.

Being an actress herself, she’s aware that the juicy, older roles are limited…especially for women. She writes for the voice and talents of all ages. She has been able to successfully portray these voices…as funny, complex and impelling as they can be.

Since she has also directed hundreds of productions and writes with the actor, director and producing theatre in mind. Her goal…help the audience to go on the journey and feel. Keep it simple and interesting/compelling, tell the story, make it affordable to produce and make them want more!

In addition, she has over forty years in the “biz” and has been seen in too many stage shows to mention but thrilled about her recurring lead in DIAGNOSIS X as Dr. Judy Wolfe and Guest Starring in many episodic TV shows (GOLDEN GIRLS, MURDER SHE WROTE, MY TWO DADS, etc.). She recently starred in the concert version of the original musical CHANGE OF HEARTS in the role of “Alice” and plays the role of “Maude” in the 2015 musical comedy production of REDHEAD at Theatre West. She just released her CD CROSSROADS as a companion to her upcoming Cabaret Show.

Plays

  • You're Never Too Old For Polka Dots
    A woman brings a special box onto the Staten Island Ferry that she must make a decision about. It’s time. Nothing else has helped. She hoped to be alone… or did she? She has to share the outdoor bench with a seasick man. Not what she or he had planned.

  • The Journey To Isabel Street
    An old apartment holds memories and keys to a woman’s lost past. She finds a way into it, her memories and into the lives of the innocent family that now inhabits it. Immigrants with their own secrets of survival. Two cultures collide and won’t be the same after this encounter. And one pays a higher price.
  • Broken Limbs
    Dolly, a popular and loved college professor has not been seen around campus all summer. Two of her students whose lives she has impacted have sought her out for answers for different personal reasons. Her eccentric caretaker/nurse tries to protect her. Discoveries ensue that none of them expected, including Dolly. The conflicts of passion, personal control and struggle for life collide. No one exits untouched.
  • In The Shade Of The Old Oak
    An unexpected group of people are thrust together despite their differences. Bess has chosen to oversee the care of her adult mentally and physically challenged grandson, Ben. They have a loving routine as they enjoy their weekly visits to their local park. She is fiercely protective of him. They meet Angelica, a desperate and angry woman executive who could care less about anyone else at this time in her...
    An unexpected group of people are thrust together despite their differences. Bess has chosen to oversee the care of her adult mentally and physically challenged grandson, Ben. They have a loving routine as they enjoy their weekly visits to their local park. She is fiercely protective of him. They meet Angelica, a desperate and angry woman executive who could care less about anyone else at this time in her career and life. Things are collapsing around her and she is losing hope. Their worlds collide… but over time… they become one in a common cause...Ben. Angelica is also helped by a kind and unconventional attorney, Ruth, who finds solutions to her impossible situations. She too has had to live and overcome adversities. Bess also turns to Ruth for help before it’s too late. Lives and opinions are changed through their journey together. The one helping becomes the one who is helped.
  • Dancing With Clay Feet
    EVIE IS TRYING TO GET HER THREE ADULT CHILDREN IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 15 YEARS. THE DAUGHTER JAN, THE ELDEST, IS THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES MOM ON A REGULAR BASIS AND IS TRYING TO HELP HER GET HER WISH BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. BOTH OF HER SONS HAVE THEIR OWN REASONS FOR NOT WANTING TO BE AROUND THEIR MOTHER. CHARLES DOESN’T TRUST HER AND FOR VALID REASONS. THE YOUNGEST, ALAN HAS THE...
    EVIE IS TRYING TO GET HER THREE ADULT CHILDREN IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 15 YEARS. THE DAUGHTER JAN, THE ELDEST, IS THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES MOM ON A REGULAR BASIS AND IS TRYING TO HELP HER GET HER WISH BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. BOTH OF HER SONS HAVE THEIR OWN REASONS FOR NOT WANTING TO BE AROUND THEIR MOTHER. CHARLES DOESN’T TRUST HER AND FOR VALID REASONS. THE YOUNGEST, ALAN HAS THE BIGGEST REASON FOR STAYING AWAY THAT IS EVENTUALLY DISCLOSED. BUT NOT IN TIME FOR EVIE.