Linda Atkinson first met Carmen and Geoffrey while she was studying acting at the Yale School of Drama. She graduated with an MFA, having won the Carol Dye Acting Prize. She has performed in theaters around the country including The Old Globe, the Yale Rep., the Indiana Rep., the Folger, and the Alaska Rep. In New York she has performed at Playwright’s Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, The Public, and with Lyn Austin’s Lenox Theater Group. She began directing in 1983 and worked at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Indiana Rep, the Peterborough Players, WestBank Theater Bar and for NBC’ s Another World. She then began working with her husband, Nick Doob, to produce a prize winning series of health related documentaries for high school students. She is currently producing a film based on a chapter from Robert Coles’s Women of Crisis. In addition, she has recently directed an original play, FINEPRINT, at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
Nick Doob has been director, cinematographer and editor on numerous award-winning films. He shot four films which were nominated for Oscars, including From Mao to Mozart, which won. He has received eight grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Director’s Guild. He directed Down from the Mountain with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus and Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which won an Emmy. In 2000 he won an Emmy as a producer on American High, the acclaimed verité TV series. For HBO he co-directed with Rory Kennedy A Boy’s Life, and has shot a number of Pennebaker-Hegedus films, including Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973), The War Room (1993), and directed with Chris Hegedus, Al Franken: God Spoke. Recently he directed Carmen & Geoffrey with his wife, Linda Atkinson, a film about the dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. Currently he is directing and producing a 90 minute film for HBO about Alzheimer’s.