Judge 2021-22

Whitney White


 Whitney White

Whitney White is an Obie Award and Lily Award-winning director, writer, and musician originally from Chicago. She is a believer of alternative forms of performance, multi-disciplinary work, and collaborative processes. Most recently, Whitney wrote and performed in her original piece MACBETH IN STRIDE at the American Repertory Theater. Prior to that, Whitney was a staff writer on the Boots Riley series I’M A VIRGO for Amazon.


Recent directing: Semblance (New York Theatre Workshop), The Amen Corner (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (WP Theatre and Second Stage, NYT Critic’s Pick), Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When it Goes Down (The Movement Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, NYT Critic’s Pick), An Iliad (Long Wharf). Digital projects include: What is Left Burns by James Ijames (Steppenwolf), Finish the Fight by Ming Peiffer (The New York Times). Upcoming work: On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris  (New York Theatre Workshop), and soft by Donja Love (MCC).


Her five-part cycle deconstructing Shakespeare’s women and female ambition is currently in development with American Repertory Theater (Boston, MA). She is currently a part of the Rolex Mentorship and Protege Arts Initiative and an Associate Artistic Director at Shakespeare, DC.


MFA Brown University. BA Northwestern University.