Linda Purl                        Board of Directors 

Linda Purl

Linda Purl studied at the Toho Geino Academy, LAMDA, Neighborhood Playhouse, and Lee Strasberg Institute. She is the Founder of the California International Theatre Festival. Ms. Purl has the following acting credits, among many others.Broadway: Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending. Off-Broadway: The Baby Dance, Mr. Toole.  Regional (partial): Tenderly, Merchant of Venice, Hedda Gabler, Real Thing, Glass Menagerie, Little Foxes, The Baby Dance, Streetcar Named Desire, Road to Mecca, Doll’s House, Year of Magical Thinking, Diary of Anne Frank, Hippolytus, Miracle Worker, Nora, Copenhagen, Love Loss and What I Wore, Oliver, Grease, On a Clear Day, Three Penny Opera..at such theatres as Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial Theatre, Tokyo. Partial film: Bender, Mighty Joe Young, Walking Major. Upcoming: Paul’s Promise.

Current tv series: Hacks. Recent recurring: Homeland, The Office, The Oath. Over 45 TV movies, especially known as Charlene Matlock, Matlock; and Ashley Pfister, Happy Days.

Concert venues include Catalina Jazz Club, 54 Below, Birdland, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Crazy Coqs (London), Club Raye (Paris), Satin Doll (Tokyo). CD’s: Midnight Caravan, Up Jumped Spring, Taking a Chance on Love.