E-mail: lindapehrson@hotmail.com

Linda Diane Past, actress/dancer

phone/fax: 212-564-4899 (Composers Concordance)

Linda Past

Eyes: Brown AEA Height: 5'9" Hair: Brown
Vocal Range: B to G AFTRA Dress Size: 8
SAG - NY108841 Weight: 120 lbs.

New York Theatre Part I

New York Theatre Role Theatre Company
The Tempest
by Wm. Shakespeare
Goddess Juno Pulse Ensemble Theatre, August 2001, April 2002
A Flea in Her Ear
by Georges Feydeau
Gennie Pulse Ensemble Theatre (2001)
by Wm. Shakespeare
1st Witch, Murderer & Apparition Pulse Ensemble Theatre (2000)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Wm. Shakespeare
Robin Starvling & Moonshine Pulse Ensemble Theatre (2000)
The Country Wife
by Wim. Wycherly
Lady Squeamish Pulse Ensemble Theatre (2000)

As You See It
by Luigi Pirandello
Mrs. Nenni Pulse Ensemble Theatre (1999)
The Birth of Merlin
Lucina, Queen of the Shades The Play's The Thing (1998)
A Christmas Carol
by Tom Frey
Mrs. Cratchitt & Madrigal/Narrator The Play's The Thing (1997)

Our Town

by Thorton Wilder
Mrs. Webb The Play's The Thing (1996)
The Creative Void of the Planet Earth
by Deborah Sandoval
Woman Artist Performance Workshop (1996)
Tilly the Television (1 & 2)
by Neil Corcoran
Suit Woman & NAW Performance Workshop (1995)
Muffin Mix
by Neil Corcoran
Sister of the Sixties Performance Workshop (1995)
Cobalt Blues
by Neil Corcoran
Margo Lake Performance Workshop (1995)
Bone and Shadow
by Neil Corcoran
Pheobe Kaiser Performance Workshop (1995)
by Tom McBride
Abdula & Mirella Performance Workshop (1994)
The Big Show
by Neil Corcoran
Dovanna Boulaine Performance Workshop (1994)

Films & TV (1982-1994)

Background work on various films and TV shows such as: Everyone Says I Love You, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Awakenings, One Life to Live, Hair, Perfect, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Stand-in Work

Paper Dolls (Mimi Rogers), 84 Charing Cross Road (Mercedes Ruehl), The Equalizer and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

New York Theatre Part II

New York Theatre Role Theatre Company
The Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
Olga Seventh Sign Theater (1982)
by Walter Corwin
Louise No Smoking Playhouse (1981)
Drawn by Night
by Robert Cullen
Mrs. Fuchs 78th St. Theater Lab. (1980)
by Robert Cullen
Martha 78th St. Theater Lab. (1979)
The Pleasure of Honesty
by Luigi Pirandello
Madalena Renni New York City Repertory (1978)

Summer Stock

Orpheus Descending
by Tennessee Williams
Vee Talbot Heritage Playhouse (1977)
Inherit the Wind
by Lawrence & Lee
Rachel Brown Heritage Playhouse (1977)
The Philadelphia Story
by Phillip Barry
Margaret Brown Heritage Playhouse (1977)
Tobacco Road
by Erskine Caldwell
Sister Bessie Heritage Playhouse (1977)
The Devil's Disciple
by George Bernard Shaw
Townsperson Harvard Summer Rep. (1976)
Life With Father
by Lindsay & Crouse
Delia Harvard Summer Rep. (1976)


Interviewer of "Meet the Composer" award recipients on Composer's Concordance Concerts

Actress/dancer in Dinu Ghezzo's internet performances of Search for Euridice and Cassandra

Dancer/choreographer in Joseph Pehrson's Hexy, Unheard,and Verklarte Neunzehn and narrator of On the Nature of the Universe at the Dom concert space in Moscow, Russia.

Performed Hexy at the concert space Roulette and as part of OPAL's solo performance program at Pulse Theatre, NYC.

Narrator of Noah's Ark with the Linda Diamond Dance Company at Worldwide Plaza, NYC.

Choreographer of the Lindy in The Saint of Bleecker Street, the Feziwig's Ball in A Christmas Carol, and a pas de deux for actor Ray Book and herself in The Birth of Merlin, a play attributed to Shakespeare.


1964-1971 U of Minnesota, Minneapolis BA, Eng. lit., BS Eng./Speech/Theater
1974-1975 American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Acting - Robert Mooney, Bob Levitt
1975-1976 Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC Acting - Sanford Meisner, Phillip Gushee, William Esper

Special Abilities

Study ballet, voice (mezzo soprano), performed in operas "The Saint of Bleecker Street", "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Menotti, and "The Dialogues of the Carmelites" by Poulenc, modeled hair for Clairol, fashion for illustrators & photographers, some runway work. Certified English/theater/speech teacher, secondary level.

Linda with Tennessee Williams in the 1970's

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