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Whitney White

Whitney White is a director and musician based in New York. Recent: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer, WP Theater/Second Stage; for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton, Soho Rep; A Human Being, of a Sort by Jonathan Payne (starring Andre Braugher and Frank Wood), Williamstown Theatre Festival; What to Send Up When It Goes Down (New York Times Critics’ Pick), The Movement, A.R.T., Woolly Mammoth, The Public's Under the Radar; Jump, PlayMakers Rep, NNPN Rolling World Premiere; Canyon (LA Times Critics’ Choice), IAMA; An Iliad, Long Wharf; Rita También Rita, Juilliard; Othello, Trinity Rep; Br’er Cotton, Endstation. Her original musical Definition was part of the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab, and her musical look at Macbeth, Macbeth In Stridewas part of the 2019 Under the Radar Festival (The Public Theater). Associate Directing: Marvin’s Room, Broadway; If I Forget, Roundabout; The Secret Life of Bees, Atlantic Theater. Whitney is an Associate Artist at roundabout, and current recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing Award. Past fellowships: 2050 NYTW Fellow, Ars Nova, Drama League, the Inaugural Roundabout Directing Fellowship, and Colt Coeur. Education/Training: BA, Northwestern; MFA Brown University/Trinity Rep.

Updated as of 12/30/19

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“Resilience”

soft light is part of a digital initiative entitled Resilience which was inspired by Aleshea Harris’ critically acclaimed play What to Send Up When it Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.