Linda Felton Steinbaum, a Los Angeles native, has a master’s degree from USC and is an award winning, produced and published playwright.
She is currently a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, as well as the Dramatists Guild and the Writer’s Guild of America, West. Over the years she has participated in numerous playwriting workshops at UCLA and various theatres around the Los Angeles area.
After co-writing a screenplay and selling it to Walt Disney Studios, Linda became interested in playwriting. Her first full length play, A TOUCH-TONE AWAY, was performed at a coffee “salon” in Studio City. Several years later, Linda's award winning one-act play, SHIFTING GEARS, was selected to be presented at the 2004 annual “NoHo Festival of the Arts” in Los Angeles. Later that year it was produced by Lonny Chapman’s Group Repertory Theatre. In the summer of 2006 SHIFTING GEARS was performed at the Cedar Lane Stage in Bethesda, Maryland. Recently it was chosen a winner in Oregon's Astor Street Opry Company's one-act script competition and was performed in February and March of 2010. In June 2010, SHIFTING GEARS was also a winner in "The Writer's Speak" playwright competition and was presented at The Tre Stage in Hollywood, California.
In 2005, Linda’s wacky full length comedy NEW AND IMPROVED was given a staged reading and limited engagement at The Group Repertory Theatre. Also in 2005, her drama, FAT CHANCE was produced by J.E.T. Productions-West at the NoHo Actor’s Studio. FAT CHANCE was produced again in May of 2006 by the Sierra Madre Playhouse and was extended.
MUSTANG SALLY was presented in 2007 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California and headlined for six weeks. In March of 2008 MUSTANG SALLY was published by Samuel French, Inc.
In 2008, Linda was the recipient of a Fellowship Award for her full length drama, FUEL HOUSE and was a semi-finalist in the Trustus Playwright's Festival in South Carolina. FUEL HOUSE was recently chosen to be presented at the annual Humble Play New Play Festival of Ohio and will be produced by the ABC Players in October 2010.
Linda's latest one-act play, GRAND FINALE was the winner of Three Roses Players 2010 Writer's Speak Contest in North Hollywood, California. In June of 2011, GRAND FINALE was announced a finalist in the 12th Annual Estrogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source in New York City.
In 2015, Linda's full length drama, UNCOMMON SCENTS, won an Honorable Mention in the Fourth Annual OSU-Newark New Play Contest.