Louise White

Louise White

Artistic Director

  • Location: Nottingham
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I am a passionate performance maker and solo artist, specialising in devised theatre. My practice focuses on social narratives, using innovative techniques to create metaphors that audiences will identify with and learn from. My interest in topical themes informs the content in many of my projects.

I work in a range of disciplines creating new and original theatre shows, grounded in contemporary practices. I also provide devising-based theatre workshops for all ages, as well as artistic consultancy and direction.

In 2012 I graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a degree in devised theatre. The focus of which was to create contemporary performances through democratic collaboration with peers and performance makers. Much of this work was interdisciplinary, working with fine artists, musicians, choreographers and writers as well as theatre makers. The work produced was varied, in the form of theatre shows, site-specific performances, performance art, and installation art. In my professional practice since then I have continued this approach to my work and have actively championed making work through the ethos of skill sharing through collaboration.

Upon graduating I was awarded a grant from Falmouth University to develop my own theatre company. The grant support-period lasted a year, within which myself, and the others in my company, further developed our performances and arranged a regional tour of this work. We also worked closely with the Curriculum Outreach Programme at Falmouth University to deliver workshops in schools and sixth forms throughout Cornwall, focusing on team building skills and performance making through autobiographical material and collaboration. I now work on a solo basis in much the same way.

Since returning to the east-midlands, I have developed my professional practice by working with several Nottingham-based arts organisations, such as the Lakeside Arts Centre, the New Art Exchange, the Nottingham Contemporary, New Perspectives, The Malt Cross, Notts TV, the Actors' Workshop Nottingham, The Actors Studio and the National Student Drama Festival.

Work is always ongoing! There are always new shows to make, new people to teach, new places and people with whom to share my knowledge and expertise!

Work History

Artistic Director - Louise White Theatrician

Oct 2014 - Present

Arts Festival Performance Curator - Malt Cross

May 2015 - Sep 2015

Director - Target English Summer Drama School

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015

Youth Theatre Director - Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Assistant Director - Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Assistant to the Selectors - National Student Drama Festival

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014

Communications, Outreach and Development Officer. - Arletty Theatre

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Artistic Director - Tumbling Hat Theatre

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

Education

Theatre - BA (hons) - Dartington College of Arts

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Skills

  • Acting
  • Deviser
  • Directing
  • Dramaturg
  • Fire Spinning
  • Stilt Walking
  • Workshop Leader
  • Youth Director

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