Daniel Lee White

As an artist working in theatre, my primary focus is on building a pragmatic and accessible approach to comedy and farce. Since childhood, I have been passionate about comedy in all its forms. Professionally, I find it inspiring and powerful to conceive, write, and direct work that makes others laugh and allows the audience to temporarily escape from their everyday concerns. I greatly respect drama and can successfully direct it, but I find comedy and farce to be more personally challenging and rewarding. I have developed a strong understanding of comedic timing and build work that speaks to various senses of humor.

I believe that theatre should be accessible to all. Shakespeare wrote plays filled with lust, blood, comedy, and romance in a way that enraptured the entire audience–from royalty to the groundlings. At the time, his productions were competing with brothels and bear fights. Today we have different forms of entertainment competing with the experience of sitting in a theatre and being immersed in a story for an entire performance, but my goal remains the same–directing productions that are relatable and accessible to anyone and that does not exclude people from being entertained and inspired.

Recent

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

Miracle on South Division St.
November 8th – December 31st, 2023
Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

Run For Your Wife
April 23rd – May 24th, 2023
Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

Bring Your Own Improv
Every Friday Night
Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI

Theatrical Director

Fully Produced Productions

2008 to present – Bring Your Own Improv

Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI 

2024 – Lend Me A Soprano

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2024 – Run For Your Wife

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2024 – The Foursome

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2023 – Miracle on South Division St.

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2023 – Run For Your Wife

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2022 – A Christmas for Carol

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2022 – Social Security

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2022 – Murder at the Howard Johnsons

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2022 – The Carol Burnett Show

Wyndham Hotel, Newport, RI

2021 – Santa’s Murder Mystery

Wyndham Hotel, Newport, RI

2021 – Whatever I Want

Orange Players, Orange, CT

2021 – The Birds Are Feeding Me

Orange Players, Orange, CT

2021 – Murder at the Howard Johnsons

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2021 – Masks On/Masks Off

Fringe•PVD Festival, Providence, RI

2021 – A Rhode Island Valentine

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2020 – A Plays The Thing

Fringe•PVD Festival, Providence, RI

2019 – Boeing, Boeing

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2019 – Funny Money

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2019 – A Midsummer Night’s Musical

TAPA, Providence, RI

2019 – Love Star Love Potion

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2018 – Amor, Pérdida y Expectativas of Jack and Jill

TAPA, Providence, RI

2018 – The No Tell Motel

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2018 – Remember Me?

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2017 – Pals

TAPA, Providence, RI

2017 – Push

TAPA, Providence, RI

2017 – Baggage

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2017 – The Foursome

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2017 – The Invisible Play

TAPA, Providence, RI

2016 – The Odd Couple (Female Version)

TAPA, Providence, RI

2016 – Nana’s Naughty Knickers

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2016 – Cheatin’

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2016 – One Slight Hitch

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2016 – The Foursome

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2015 – Prospect High: Brooklyn

TAPA, Providence, RI

2015 – Flamingo Court

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2015 – Killjoy

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2015 – The Glass Menagerie

TAPA, Providence, RI

2015 – When the Cat’s Away

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2014 – Lie, Cheat & Genuflect

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

2014 – Hay Fever

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, The Assembly Theater, Burrillville, RI

2014 – Little Women

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

2013 – Miracle on 34th Street in Black & White

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, The Assembly Theater, Burrillville, RI

2013 – My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

Stadium Theater, Woonsocket, RI

2013 – Midsummer Night’s Midterm

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

2012 – Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

1997 to 2011 – Reality Check

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

2011 – Anne of Green Gables

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

2010 – Little Women

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

2009 – Midsummer Night’s Midterm

WMS, Woonsocket, RI

Theatrical Director

Staged Readings & Play Development Workshops

2022 – Money Talks Too Loud

Orange Players, Orange, CT

2022 – Rescue Me

B Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA

2016 – Every 28 Hours

Trinity Rep, Providence, RI

2015 – The Narraganset Bay Plays

Manton Avenue Project, Providence, RI

2009 – Placeholder

Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI

2008 – 5 Award-Winning Screenplays

Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI

Film Director

2013 – By The Book

Love Thy Job, New London, CT

2013 – The In-Between

Love Thy Job, Narraganset, RI

2011 – Cost of the Living: A Zom Rom Com

Love Thy Job, New London, CT

2011 – The Rookie

ImprovBoston, Boston, MA

2010 – The Book Barn Commercial

The Book Barn, Love Thy Job, Niantic, CT

2009 – The Best Part of Staying Up

Love Thy Job, Fall River, MA

2009 – Lake Shore, Two Bedroom

Love Thy Job, Wrentham, MA

2009 – Bitch Magazine Commercial

Bitch Magazine, Love Thy Job, Providence, RI

2009 – Half-Written

Love Thy Job, Warren, RI

2009 – Rashomon

Love Thy Job, Pawtucket, RI

2008 – West Elmwood Industrial

West Elmwood Housing, Love Thy Job, Providence, RI

2008 – Folded in Two

Love Thy Job, North Kingstown, RI

2008 – RI Welcome Back Center Commercial

Dorcas Place, Love Thy Job, Providence, RI

2007 – NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley Industrial

NWBRV, Love Thy Job, Woonsocket, RI

2007 – The Pitch

Love Thy Job, Providence, RI

2006 – Used Books

Love Thy Job, Niantic, CT