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Whitney White

Whitney White is a director and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent work: A HUMAN BEING, OF A SORT by Jonathan Payne (Williamstown Theatre Festival), WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris (The Movement, NYT Critics’ Pick), JUMP by Charly Evon Simpson, (PlayMakers Rep, NNPN Rolling World Premiere), CANYON by Jonathan Caren (IAMA, LA Times Critics’ Choice), AN ILIAD (Long Wharf), RITA TAMBIEN RITA by Tony Meneses (Julliard), OTHELLO (Trinity Rep), and BR’ER COTTON by Tearrance Chisholm (Endstation). Her original musical DEFINITION will be part of the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab and is currently in development with The Bushwick Starr. Her musical look at Macbeth and black female ambition MACBETH IN STRIDE will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Boston this spring. Associate Directing: MARVIN’S ROOM (Broadway), IF I FORGET (Roundabout), OTHELLO (NYTW), THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Atlantic Theatre). Upcoming: OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD (WP Theater/Second Stage), FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD (Soho Rep). Whitney is an Associate Artist at The Roundabout Theatre, and the current recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing Award. Past fellowships include: 2050 New York Theatre Workshop, 2018 Ars Nova Makers Lab, 2018 Next Wave Residency, the Inaugural Roundabout Directing Fellowship, and Colt Coeur. Acting credits include OCEANS 8 opposite Anne Hathaway. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA: Northwestern University.

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