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Linda Cooper

Chair of Theatre Arts, Associate Professor, SCA

(434) 582-2078


  • Ph.D. (ABD), University of Virginia
  • M.A. in Humanities, Hollins University

Professional Membership

  • Dramatists Guild of America
  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
  • Gospel Music Association (GMA)


Linda Cooper serves as the Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts as well as an associate professor. She is a registered songwriter with BMI in New York City and works professionally as a director and choreographer. She was the Executive Producer of The Miracle at The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, and is a commissioned writer/director for Fee-Hedrick Family Entertainment, Inc. Besides being a winner of the Charles M. Getchell national award for playwriting, her lyrics for Rebel Cry were a finalist in the national Lehman Engel Musical Theater Competition in New York City in the fall of 2002. Rebel Cry was a national finalist in the 2003 David Mark Cohen Playwriting Competition sponsored by the Kennedy Center, and April Morning was a 2004 semifinalist in the Appalachian Festival of New Plays. Besides the recently completed musical, The Miracle, other works include Monte Cristo: The Musical, April Morning, Ribs for Dinner, June & Judd of the Blue Ridge, Fireflies, Who’s Your Best Friend, Shenandoah Christmas, Christmas at the Five & Dime, One Holy Lamb, and To Each His Own. She and her husband own Greenbrook Productions, Inc.

Courses Taught

THEA 251 Musical Theatre

THEA 351 Musical Theatre II

THEA 431 Playwriting

Advanced Acting

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