Linda Bair

Linda Bair

Linda’s background as a classical pianist and editor/mixer for film is evident in the dramatic role that audio and visual elements play in her work. Inspiration for her plays often comes from a compelling sound or visual, and she enjoys developing these ideas as metaphor and leitmotif in support of character and narrative development. Her plays follow in the tradition of American Realism, and unfold within...
Linda’s background as a classical pianist and editor/mixer for film is evident in the dramatic role that audio and visual elements play in her work. Inspiration for her plays often comes from a compelling sound or visual, and she enjoys developing these ideas as metaphor and leitmotif in support of character and narrative development. Her plays follow in the tradition of American Realism, and unfold within classic dramatic structure; yet, they delight with their elements of the unexpected and absurd. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the New Play Exchange, Working Title Playwrights Lab, Atlanta, and a former board member of Synchronicity Theater in Atlanta. Linda lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and miniature dachshund, Ollie.

Plays

  • Believing Norman
    It’s 2022 in upper middle-class urban America. Mixed-race twin teens, AIDN (they/them) and CAIT (she/her), go undercover to find out who and what is behind the delivery of insidious bright yellow capes in their neighborhood. Along the way, they uncover lies that shake the foundation of their identities. They grapple with family secrets, disillusionment, and disappointment. In the end, CAIT and AIDN show us...
    It’s 2022 in upper middle-class urban America. Mixed-race twin teens, AIDN (they/them) and CAIT (she/her), go undercover to find out who and what is behind the delivery of insidious bright yellow capes in their neighborhood. Along the way, they uncover lies that shake the foundation of their identities. They grapple with family secrets, disillusionment, and disappointment. In the end, CAIT and AIDN show us how to “belong” without losing ourselves in the process.

  • DELIRIUM
    It is 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Musicians Claire and John struggle to maintain connection in their marriage as they grapple with his acute delirium during a debilitating illness. They live in two separate realities for months on end, and their inability to communicate - and the pressing realization of his permanent disabilities - bring their marriage to the brink of collapse. Claire must let go of her rigid...
    It is 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Musicians Claire and John struggle to maintain connection in their marriage as they grapple with his acute delirium during a debilitating illness. They live in two separate realities for months on end, and their inability to communicate - and the pressing realization of his permanent disabilities - bring their marriage to the brink of collapse. Claire must let go of her rigid mindset to find a new way of being with John, and to learn how to live with his disabilities. In a surprising and uplifting twist, their two perceptions of reality learn to coexist in this true story about believing in the non-rational, and the resilience of love.