Daniel Lee White

Comedy & Farce Director

Daniel Lee White (he/him) is an award-winning director, performer, writer, and arts educator with over 25 years of experience in theatre and film. His primary focus is on creating accessible approaches to comedy and farce for a variety of audiences.

His numerous theatrical directing credits include Run for Your Wife, One Slight Hitch, and Boeing, Boeing. He regularly directs at the Newport Playhouse, and has experience directing in person throughout the country and online.

He is the founder, and currently serves as the Artistic Director, of Bring Your Own Improv – an award-winning audience participation improv comedy show that began in 2008.

His writing credits include the feature film Cost of the Living and A Christmas for Carol – a holiday farce that premiered on stage in 2022.

From 2014 to 2020, Daniel served as the Theatre Artist in Residence at the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Since 2011, he has been registered as a Teaching Artist with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He also regularly teaches workshops for schools, youth groups, conferences, colleges and universities, and corporations on theatre, improv, acting and filmmaking.

Daniel earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Theatrical Directing from the University of Idaho and his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University.

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Current Projects
Projects as of December 11, 2023

The Newport Playhouse – Newport, RI
November 8th to December 31st
Auditions – September 19th

Warwick Center for the Arts – Warwick, RI
Every Friday Night
8pm Family Friendly Comedy
10pm Caffeinated Insomniacs Comedy

A comedy farce in search of the true meaning of Christmas.
World Premiere – 2022 Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

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