Eisenstein, Linda 1950-
EISENSTEIN, Linda 1950-
PERSONAL: Born October 9, 1950, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Milan (a pastor) and Mildred (a social worker; maiden name, Ziegmont) Brenkus. Education: Cleveland State University, B.A., 1973, M.A., 1995.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Dramatic Publishing, P.O. 129, Woodstock, IL 60098-0129. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Navy Finance Center, Cleveland, OH, systems analyst, 1973-85; Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, OH, director of new plays and resident composer, 1983-94; playwright. International Centre for Women Playwrights, director of communications, 1997-98.
MEMBER: Dramatists Guild of America, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
AWARDS, HONORS: Playwriting fellow, Ohio Arts Council, 1990, 1996, 2003; winner of Gilmore Creek Playwriting Competition, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, 1996, for Three the Hard Way.
(With Teddi Davis) The Last Red Wagon Tent Show in the Land (musical), produced in Cleveland, OH, at Cleveland Public Theater, 1986.
(With James A. Levin) Star Wares: The Next Generation (musical), produced in Cleveland, OH, at Cleveland Public Theater, 1989.
(With Migdalia Cruz) Street Sense (musical), produced in Cleveland, OH, at Cleveland Public Theater, 1991.
Marla's Devotion, Herone Press (Cleveland, OH), 1996.
Three the Hard Way, Dramatic Publishing (Woodstock, IL), 1998.
Rehearsing Cyrano, produced at Wesleyan College, 2000.
Discordia (musical), produced in Cleveland, OH, at Cleveland Public Theater, 2003.
Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals, including Lodestar Quarterly.
SIDELIGHTS: Linda Eisenstein told CA: "I am particularly interested in writing plays and musicals that put women at their center, not at the margins."