Linda Bisesti


Professor/Head of Acting
Department of Theatre and New Dance

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
909-869-3987 Office
310-993-3735 Cell

Linda received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, School for the Arts.  She is currently the Head of Acting in the B.A.Theatre Arts program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she also serves as voice coach and directs. Professor Bisesti has also been on the faculty of California State University, Long Beach, teaching voice in the MFA program, and at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Guest Lecturer and Guest Artist positions include The Gaiety School of Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, The American Shakespeare Center in Stanton, Virginia, The Actors’ Center in London, Wellesley College, Wellesley College Summer Theatre and many others. A SAG-AFTRA, AEA actor, Linda’s acting credits consist of feature films shown at the Manhattan Film Festival, Hollywood Independent Film Festival,  Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival and AFI, the American Film Institute. Her many TV credits include recurring roles on episodic television, most recently on How to Get Away with Murder and TV Land’s Teachers.  Theatre credits include the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, and Boston’s Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse.  Southern California credits include The Laguna Playhouse, Backstage West Award for Best Comic Performance and the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and Cal-Rep among others.  Linda is the Artistic Director of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, an AEA company in residence at Cal Poly, Pomona:

Linda offers private coaching in Los Angeles for TV, Film, and Theatre for Voice, Dialects, Acting, Auditioning, Text Work (Shakespeare and Contemporary) and Accent Reduction for actors and corporate clients.  She has coached actors for the Broadway productions of Cabaret and Nine, as well as many productions on the West Coast. Linda has worked on set for feature films and television as a dialect coach, and in post-production ADR.  She currently coaches series-regulars and working actors of all levels for Theatre, TV and film in Voice and Acting.