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Christopher White

Christopher W. White is a performance and theater artist, puppeteer, musician, and writer. He's the co-founder and artistic director of Mugwumpin, a San Francisco performance company. Most recent work with Mugwumpin: directing their epic dissection of prophecy in America, The Great Big Also. He recently originated the role of Lance in Richard Montoya's The River with Campo Santo.

He has worked with the Magic Theater, Shotgun Players, foolsFURY, Lunatique Fantastique, the SF Opera, and others. In Dublin, Ireland, White served as Play Director in Residence and, later, Script Development Officer at Project Arts Centre, as well as directing several works at Project and various Dublin companies. His articles have appeared in American Theater Magazine, Theater, TheatreForum and HowlRound.com. MFA in Lecoq Based Actor-Created Theater: Naropa University/London International School of the Performing Arts; BA: Yale University.

A tunnel covered in graffiti.
Postcards from Russia 4
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Postcards from Russia 4

Moscow

21 June 2013

Rounding out his time in Russia, Christopher White recounts the thriving artistic community in Moscow.

The Omsk Drama Theatre.
Postcards from Russia 3
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Postcards from Russia 3

Omsk

10 June 2013

Christopher W. White reports on his visit to the provincial city of Omsk, Russia.

Photo from a contemporary production of Hamlet.
Postcards from Russia 2
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Postcards from Russia 2

Yekaterinburg

29 May 2013

Continuing the series, Christopher W. White reflects on his time viewing the strikingly contemporary art in Yekaterinburg

Photo from the play Change.
Postcards from Russia 1
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Postcards from Russia 1

Saint Petersburg

23 May 2013

Christopher White in his quick trip to St. Petersburg- a “museum city”-found the mainstream theaters to be both devoted to Russian classics and visually immersive theatre.

Confounding and Creating
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Confounding and Creating

At Play with Audience Expectations

2 March 2011

Christopher White, of the Mugwumpin ensemble, dissects their process for subverting audience's expectations when entering a theatrical performance.

Postcards from Russia 
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Postcards from Russia 

Christopher W. White reflects on his participation on the Beyond Capitals project, meant to encourage connections between Russian and US theatremakers.