Linda McInerney is a graduate of Middlebury College with a double major in Theater and French, and a student at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory and also with Mira Rostova, Ms. McInerney has been a member of Actors Equity since 1983. She has worked for over twenty years as an actor, singer, director, and producer in New York and throughout New England, with credits including Circle Repertory Company and ABC's All My Children.
She earned an MFA in Directing from UMass and is Artistic Director of Old Deerfield Productions, where her credits include The Glass Menagerie, The Belle of Amherst, Blithe Spirit, Sealskin, John Brown's Body, Women of the Valley, Roshomon, The Miser, Pride's Crossing, Plainsong, Molly Sweeney, She Stoops to Conquer, Wit, Waiting for Godot, The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Ms. McInerney has also taught theater at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield Elementary School, Eaglebrook School, and UMass. She recently remounted the new opera that she created with Harley Erdman and Paula M. Kimper, The Captivation of Eunice Williams, that was performed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian on Oct. 13 and 14, 2006. She co-created and directed and produced the original musical, Women in Arms, with libretto by Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy and music by Rosemary Caine that was presented at the Academy of Music in Northampton. She directed a new opera based on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Eric Sawyer called Our American Cousin that received a staged reading and recording on March 31, 2007 at Amherst College. She lives in Deerfield with her husband, Chris, and her sons, Mark and Matt.