Daniel Lee White

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.

Current & Upcoming

Run For Your Wife – Director
September 8th – October 27th, 2024
Newport Playhouse

Lend Me A Soprano – Director
November 10th – December 31st, 2024
Newport Playhouse

Bring Your Own Improv – Artistic Director
Every Friday Night
Warwick Center for the Arts

Come and Play Workshops – Arts Educator
Weekly in June
Warwick Center for the Arts


The Foursome
April 21st – May 19th, 2024
Newport Playhouse

Miracle on South Division Street
November 8th to December 31st, 2023
Newport Playhouse

Run For Your Wife
April 12th to May 24th, 2023
Newport Playhouse

A Christmas for Carol
November 1st to December 31st, 2022
Newport Playhouse


Improv Instructor
Bring Your Own Improv, Warwick, RI

Improv Workshop Facilitator
October 2023
Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

Workshop Facilitator
February 2022
Alabama Theatre Conference, Vestavia Hills High School, Birmingham, AL

Workshop Facilitator
October 2017
Rhode Island Theatre Conference, Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI

Theatre Artist in Residence
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence, RI

Scripts Available

A Christmas for Carol
Two-Act Comedy

One-Act Comedy