Elevator Lesson

Aiden Walker has a chance encounter gone wrong with Maggie Reynolds with whom he ends up stuck on the elevator.

  • Linda Kuriloff
  • Linda Kuriloff
    Jellyfish Jake
  • Next Stage Studio
  • Robert Beatty
    Key Cast
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    5 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Linda Kuriloff

Actor, writer, and director Linda Kuriloff studied acting at the Yale School of Drama, where she got her MFA and Howard University, where she received her BFA. Further training came from classes with Folger Shakespeare Theater, Circle In the Square, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Actors Center. Acting for television training came from Upright Citizens Brigade, Chicago City Limits, Joanna Beckson, Acting for Commercials (DC), and Paul Cook’s TV Actors Studio (Chgo).

Ms. Kuriloff worked as an actor in such theatres as the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Shakespeare Festival, New Victory Theatre, Crossroads, Theatre for a New Audience, Ubu Repertory, Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Long Wharf, the Yale Repertory, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, and Chicago Theatre Company.

To her television credits, she played a recurring role in a short-lived pilot called “3 lbs,” starring Stanley Tucci. She also played various characters on daytime serials, “One Life to Live,” “All My Children” and “Loving.” Her film credits include “Down to Earth” with Chris Rock, “Everyone Says I Love You” written and directed by Woody Allen, and “Angie” directed by Martha Coolidge.

Linda wrote a film short, Jellyfish Jake, that placed in the Asian American Film Festival of 2016. She wrote, directed, and performed in Elevator Lesson, a film short, that is currently being submitted to film festivals. To her acting, writing, directing credits, she adds the solo show, Linda Means to Wait, which has had short runs in NYC venues to enthusiastic reception.

Currently, Linda's day job is as a Career Specialist, but for several years prior, she trained urban youth in leadership skills, acting and writing. Linda also served as Director of Programs, Teacher, and Curriculum Development Specialist of the Education & Industry Partnership whose mission was to empower youth from at-risk communities to bridge the transition from school to the work world through exposure to life skills training and professional role models. Further, she taught acting for television, with an emphasis on commercials at John Robert Powers Acting School (Long Island) and books private session clients in Next Stage Studio.

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I want to do work that transforms and heals with humor.