White, M. Christine (Chris), MFA
Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Film Studies Program
Chris White received a BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado in Boulder, took additional training in acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles, and earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her plays have been produced at 13th Street Repertory, 18th Street Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, and the Goldman Theatre in NYC; regional theatres including Horizons Theatre in Washington DC, Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and Bloomington Playwrights Project; the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Adelaide Fringe internationally, and several universities. Dramatic works include Rhythms (Helen Hayes Award winner for Outstanding New Play), Thespian (published by Smith & Kraus in Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2011), Two-Character Play (published by Allyn & Bacon in Explore Theatre digital textbook), Sin Eater (commissioned by Hollins University), and screenplays Pain Management and Weasel in the Icebox, which made first cut at Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Her play, Thaw, will be produced at Indy Fringe Theatre in the fall of 2013. She's currently at work on a short film adapted from her play, Mud Lotus, and revising her novel manuscript.
At DePauw, Chris White teaches dramatic writing and introductory level creative writing and dramatic literature classes. In addition to upper-level workshops in playwriting and screenwriting, recent courses include: a first-year seminar in Adaptation (Recasting Narratives); an upper-level writing course, Writing the Short Film Script; a winter term course, A Multi-Genre Gender Experiment; and an entry-level literature in peformance course, Inhabiting Dramatic Literature.
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