White, M. Christine (Chris), MFA
Professor of English (on leave)
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 short film, Mud Lotus (writer/director/producer) was an official selection at the New Hampshire, Cincinnatti, and Albany Film Festivals. Her feature-length screenplays, Pain Management and Weasel in the Icebox, made first cut at Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2010, 2008).
Her plays have been produced at 13th Street Repertory, 18th Street Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, and the NYU’s Goldman Theatre in NYC; regional theatres including Horizons Theatre in Washington DC, Phoenix Theatre and Indy Fringe Basile Theatre in Indianapolis, and Bloomington Playwrights Project; the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and the Adelaide Fringe in Australia; and several US 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), and Sin Eater (commissioned by Hollins University).
Her novel, The Last Bird: The Life List of Adrian Mandrick, will be published by Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster) in spring of 2018.
In addition to upper-level writing workshops in Playwriting and Screenwriting, Introduction to Creative Writing, and Senior Seminar in Dramatic Writing, courses have included: First-year Seminars, an upper-level writing course in Adaptation; and an entry-level literature in performance course in dramatic literature/performance.