Doctor of Letters
She has not only distinguished herself as one of many successful Canadian female artistic directors, but is also being hailed for taking Halifax's Neptune Theatre to new heights, making it one of the most prominent artistic outlets in Canada.
Linda Moore has been the Artistic Director for the Neptune Theatre since 1990, and is known within the artistic community as a no-nonsense person who thrives on hard work and success.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she has lived in Halifax for a number of years. Before taking the position with the Neptune Theatre, she has held a number of key positions. She was the Associate Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre from 1984 to 1986, has worked extensively for the National Theatre School of Canada and has been Assistant Director for the Festival Stage at Stratford, Ontario.
She arrived at Neptune at a time it loomed with heavy debt. In order to succeed, she walked a fine line between the popular and the less popular, local talent and imports. Every season under her direction brought innovative and quality theatre to the mainstage, studio series and Young Neptune Company School program.
Some of her credits include the "Road to Mecca," "Another Season's Promise," "Filthy Rich," and "Fool for Love." Her Neptune credits include "Anything Goes," "The Real Thing," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Lend Me A Tenor," "Memoir," "Dancing at Lughnasa," and "The Winslow Boy." She also directed Neptune Theatre's huge and highly successful musical hit, "Les Miserables."
She is a bridge builder who has persuaded the community to let her stage moderately controversial shows. In addition, she is now working in a newer Neptune as the facility just underwent a $13.5 million facelift. The renovation has enlarged and modernized the existing stage, added a 200 seat studio theatre, and has finally given Neptune's Theatre school a home.
She promises that Neptune will continue to provide quality productions, something very pleasing for its large audiences.
Her hard work and dedication to the stage has earned her an Honourary Doctor of Letters.