Linda O’Day Young

Education Director Emeritus

Linda O’Day Young is a teacher, actor, director and a playwright. She has been involved in Theatre Education for the past 33 years. She has designed and taught drama classes and workshops for a variety of age groups from 18 months to 94 years and for various special needs populations. She enjoys writing scripts for her students to use in class. She strongly believes that the arts are vital to the development of a child and that through theatre, students see possibilities, improve academic achievement and develop great life skills. Some favorite directing credits for the Youth Series shows are: Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Hundred Dresses, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. For the Sutton Series, directing credits include The Story, A Raisin in the Sun and Intimate Apparel. She is especially proud of her Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory productions of Animal Farm, Fiddler on the Roof and Runaways. When asked what’s it like to spend your summer with 30-35 teenagers, she says, “It’s exhausting. It’s exhilarating. It’s wonderful!”