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
Critic's Pick! “If you’re a lover of theater, looking for signs of fresh and original and in-the-moment life on the American stage, you need to see What to Send Up...”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times |Read Full Article
“An electric, uncompromising, and powerfully moving work that will rock you to your core.”—Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe |Read Full Article