Linda Benson

Linda Benson’s Stories in the Cemetery

Linda Benson brings her background of formal training and experience as an actress to her storytelling. In the summer of 1999, Linda performed a one woman show called “Women of the Frozen North” in which she portrayed nine women of the gold rush era, telling their stories to tourists and residents at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, complete with onstage costume changes. While she has brought this show to conclusion, Linda continues to bring forth ever new and engaging stories. A pioneer of the Alaska storytelling renaissance, Linda has an extensive, varied repertoire.

From an Anchorage Daily News review of Anchorage Community Theatre’s House of Christmas:

“Linda Benson’s telling of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’ was a joy to behold. A poignant, lyrical story of self-sacrifice and compassion, Benson detailed the piece with a delicate balance of dramatic intensity and gentle wisdom.”

— Mark Muro, Anchorage Daily News

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