I am a playwright, screenwriter and actor. My most recent project is a short film I co-wrote and acted in, "Ghost Ride". We shot it in April and are completing post production now. My screenplay "Learning to Drive" won the Grand Prize in the 2013 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest. My stage play "Bite The Apple", currently in development, was produced in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. In June 2015 The Drawing Board hosted a reading of my stage play "Guy". I have acted in independent films and numerous New York and regional theatre productions. Most recently I played a featured role in two films "The Groundskeeper", part of the The Storytellers: New Voices of The Twilight Sage, and "The Breeding" a feature produced by Novo Novus Productions. LindaSManning.com
Learning to Drive Drama An introverted teenage girl tries to escape her abusive home when she lies about her age and gets a summer job at a local golf course where she falls into a secret love affair with a thirty year old disgraced golf pro.
Divine Food Drama ⋄ Romance A forty year old former rock singer, having buried her artistic life to devote herself to her husband and children, falls in love with the alcoholic butcher at her grocery store who was once a great musician and risks everything in order to regain her voice.
Grand Prize StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
Quarter-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
BRIO Award for Screenwriting (Bronx Council on the Arts)
Semi-Finalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference