TheatreVCU

Linda Watt

Linda Ann Watt is a graduate student at VCU working towards a MFA in Theatre Pedagogy. Watt is a member SAG-AFTRA, AEA, owner Corlin Productions, LLC, a SAG-AFTRA signatory production house. She teaches acting for theatre and film in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte. Watt received a Tony Award nomination for Excellence in Theatre Education in 2015.

Through Corlin Productions, Watt has produced film and television. She directed Betty White, Nell Carter, Tippi Hedren, Dom DeLuise and Sid Caesar for PBS television and she produced the educational program, The Method based on Stanislavski and Strasberg with Cloris Leachman, Martin Landau and Shelley Winters (only teaching tool approved by Lee Strasberg.)

Watt holds a BA in Theatre, graduating magna cum laude from UNC Charlotte.  In New York, she attended SUNY Nassau Community College, Stella Adler Conservatory, American Theatre of Actors, HB Studio and she received a scholarship to New York Academy of Theatrical Arts. In Los Angeles, Watt studied extensively at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas, and with Lorrie Hull, Ph.D. (master teacher for Lee Strasberg.) As an actor, she has worked in film, television, commercials and theatre.     

Along with teaching at the Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, Mark SQuared Studios in Atlanta and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, Watt is a recipient of education grants 2009-2014 from the NC Arts Council for her not-for-profit organization, Learn with Laughter, which enabled her to produce a SAG-AFTRA New Media film for her acting and filmmaking students