Linda is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and actor. Her short film, "Ghost Ride", that she co-wrote and acted in premiered at the 2016 New York Short Film Festival. Her screenplay "Charlotte" was in the second round of competition for the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Her screenplay "Learning to Drive" was the Grand Prize winner of 2013 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest. A revised version of her play, "Bite The Apple", had a staged reading at Theater Lab in December 2016. An earlier version was produced as part of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2011 she received a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for her screenplay "Learning to Drive." Her play "GUY" was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. She was a founding member of The Invisible Theatre in NYC where she wrote, acted and produced. Her play "DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELF! The Life of Charlotte Brontë" was produced by The Invisible Theatre and published by Smith and Kraus. She has acted in numerous independent films and theater productions. She has a B.A. in Theatre from the Univ. of Colorado at Denver, and an M.A. in Theatre from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI. LindaSManning.com. Linda has been a resident of Riverdale for seventeen years and has been actively involved in the community through volunteer work at her children's schools and other community events. In the spring of 2010 Linda began producing and hosting a regular jazz series in Riverdale. LindasJazzNights.com.