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Andrew White

ANDREW WHITE is a founding member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company, where he currently serves as Artistic Director. He has participated in the development of more than thirty Lookingglass world premieres; wrote and directed their 1989 production of Of One Blood about the 1964 murders of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman in Mississippi; wrote and directed their adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, which received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Adaptation; and wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Eastland produced in 2012. In 2007, Andy co-founded Mosaic Experience, a company dedicated to an arts-based approach to conversations about diversity.

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Does It Matter that It Was Written by a White Guy?
Essay

Does It Matter that It Was Written by a White Guy?

7 February 2014

Theater artists (and institutions) in the U.S. today constantly grapple with this messy duality: caught between a belief in this idealized vision of infinite potential to explore anything and everything; and the very real world in which everything tells us we cannot cross boundaries, where divisions in class and race are pervasive, where substantive engagement about divisive issues is hard, scary, and infrequent.