Linda Eisenstein


Linda Eisenstein

Linda Eisenstein is a playwright and composer. She is a member of the Playwrights Unit of the Cleveland Play House.

Linda Eisenstein is a prolific author, composer, journalist and activist for the rights of women playwrights. Born in Chicago, raised in San Francisco and living now in Cleveland, Ohio, she is an active member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, the Dramatists Guild, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Since 1995, she has been a member of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights' Unit.

Eisenstein's award-winning plays and musicals have been produced throughout United States and Canada, England, Australia, and South Africa. She is the recipient of many awards, among them, three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in Playwriting (1991, 1995, 2003). She holds a B.A., cum laude, from Cleveland State University (1971) and a M.A., summa cum laude, from the same university in Creative Writing (1994). She has also a rich experience in teaching playwriting, creative writing, and musical theatre. Her plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company and are available also in anthologies by Penguin, Vintage, Heinemann, Meriwether, and Smith & Kraus. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several journals.

Also a theatre journalist and reviewer, Eisenstein is the chief theatre correspondent for "angle: a journal of arts + culture" and "Cool Cleveland", and since 1992 has been a frequent contributor to the Cleveland "Plain Dealer".

Works

Musicals

* "The Last Red Wagon Tent Show in the Land" (1986) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Lyrics by Teddi Davis, Book by Eisenstein & Davis
* "A Soldier's Passion or Dancing" (1987) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, based on poems by Siegfried Sassoon
* "Star Wares: The Next Generation" (1989) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Book & Lyrics by James Levin and Linda Eisenstein
* "Street Sense" (1991) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Libretto by Migdalia Cruz
* "Discordia" (2003) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Book/Lyrics by James Levin and Linda Eisenstein
* "Becoming George" (2004) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Lyrics by Patti McKenny and Doug Frew
* "Holiday Hotline"(2005) - Music by Linda Eisenstein, Book by Michael Sepesy, Lyrics by Linda Eisenstein, Teddi Davis, and Michael Sepesy

Plays

* "Three the Hard Way (1995) "
* "The Names of the Beast (1996)"
* "Marla's Devotion (1997)"
* "Bad Grrrls: 11 short monologue plays for women (1997) "
* "Running from the Red Girl: And other short plays (1998) "
* "Rehearsing Cyrano (2000) "
* "Eisenstein's Monster (2004)"

External links

* [http://www.lindaeisenstein.com/ official page]
* [http://library.ohio-state.edu/search/a?SEARCH=eisenstein%2C+linda/ Ohio State University library collection]


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