White History

An Irons in the Fire Project

September 16, 2017
Bushwick Community Darkroom

A new play by Dave Harris
Directed by Whitney White

E-mail info@faultlinetheatre.org for more information and to reserve a seat

Synopsis

A white couple, a Black couple, and an exiled Ku Klux Klan member walk into a dinner party... An unapologetic and bold new comedy, White History contends with the pressures on America's foundation and challenges the myth of post-racialism.

Featuring

Lucy Van Atta
Ralph Adriel Johnson
Nate Miller
Matthew Russell
Courtney Gabrielle Williams
Amara Brady (stage directions)


Playwright

Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is a Callaloo Poetry Fellow and playwright in residence at New Haven Arts and Humanities Co-Op High School. His plays have been featured at Theater503, Cherry Lane Theater, Great Plains, UMASS Amherst, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the Yale Repertory Theater. His poetry and essays have been featured at Huffington Post, Up the Staircase Quarterly, BOATT Press, The Adroit Journal, and Blueshift Journal. His play White History was a semi-finalist for The Relentless Award (2016) and a finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference (2017). He graduated from Yale University in 2016 and is a candidate for the MFA in playwriting at UC San Diego. Twitter/IG: @StayDancingDave. Website: www.staydancingdave.com

Director

Whitney White is a director, actor, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Her original musical Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life was part of Ars Nova’s 2016 ANT Fest, and her musical adaption of Macbeth: Macbeth in Stride was work-shopped at Chautauqua (2016), Trinity Rep (2017), and Judson Memorial (2017). Her first full-length play Great Hill Mouth was part of the 2016 Drama League’s rough Draft Series. Whitney is the inaugural 2017 Roundabout Directing Fellow and last winter assisted Sam Gold on Othello at The New York Theatre Workshop starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and Dan Sullivan on If I Forget at The Roundabout. This spring she will assist Anne Kaufman on Marvin’s Room. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA Political Science and Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University. www.whitney-white.com.

Poster Art by Sean Devare