Ben Smith and Joe Bolinger in Thespian at Bloomington Playwrights Project

Publication 

  • Two-Character Play in Explore Theatre, A Backstage Pass, Allyn & Bacon (Pearson), 2014; (2nd edition) upcoming
  • Thespian in Best Ten Minute Plays of 2011, Smith & Krauss, 2012
  • Two-Character Play in Explore Theatre, A Backstage Pass, Allyn & Bacon, 2011


Awards and Honors 

  • Riva Shriver Playwriting Award finalist for Mud Lotus, 2011
  • Basile Indiana Emerging Playwrights Award Scholarship for Mud Lotus, 2008​
  • American College Theatre Festival respondent for Two-Character Play, 2005
  • O’Neill Theatre Conference finalist for Mud Lotus, 2003
  • NYU Ten-Minute Play Contest winner for Thespian, 2001
  • Heideman Award (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville) finalist for Thespian, 2001
  • American College Theatre Festival (ACTF), Honorable Mention for Sin Eater, 2000
  • Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play (Charles MacArthur Award) for Rhythms, 1995
  • New Works Theatre festival finalist for Paper Thin, 1994



 

PLAYS 

Chris White playwright 

Rae Dawn Chong in ​Rhythms ​at Phoenix Theatre

Nicole Halmos in Rhythms at Phoenix Theatre

“Playwright Chris White has a dry, satirical sense and her sketches of the characters are incisive little portraits. None of these women has a story that is quite what you expect.  White is an inventive writer who keeps throwing surprises at you.”
                                                                                                                                                -Lloyd Rose, The Washington Post

Thaw

​Dramatic Writing Commissions

  • Short play (Marty and Doc Go to the Movies) commissioned by Bloomington Playwrights Project, 2009
  • Play (Two-Character Play) commissioned by Michael O’Hara, Ph.D., for Intro to Theatre textbook/DVD (for Allyn & Bacon), 2005​
  • Play (Sin Eater) commissioned by Hollins University, 1999
  • Plays (Walking Papers: Skin Tight and Paper Thin) commissioned by Trusiani productions, 1984

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Amy Hayes and Chris White in Thaw at IndyFringe Basile Theatre

Productions 

  • IndyFringe Basile Theatre, Thaw, Indianapolis IN, 2013
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Boy Who Wanted to Sing, Bloomington IN, 2012
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Thespian, Adelaide, South Australia, 2012
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Thespian, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project, Thespian, 2010
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project, Weight in Gold, 2010
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project, Marty and Doc Go to the Movies, 2010
  • Future Tenant Theatre, Thespian, Pittsburgh PA, 2010
  • Phoenix Theatre, Rhythms, Indianapolis IN, 2007
  • DePauw University, Rhythms, 2007
  • Strother Theatre, Ball State University, Two-Character Play, 2005
  • Manhattan Theatre Source, Thaw—workshop production, NYC, 2004
  • Moore Theatre, DePauw University, Rain Dance and Thespian, 2003
  • Muncie Civic Theatre, Rain Dance, Muncie IN, 2002
  • Manhattan Theatre Source, Rain Dance, NYC, 2002
  • Goldberg Theatre, NYU, Thespian, 2001
  • Hollins University Theater, Sin Eater, 2000
  • Hollins University Theater, Rhythms, 1997
  • Ball State University, Rhythms, 1995
  • Horizons Theatre, Rhythms, D.C., 1994
  • New Works Theatre, Paper Thin, D.C., 1994
  • Ki Theatre, Rhythms, Washington VA, 1992           
  • 18th Street Playhouse, Walking Papers:  Skin Tight and Paper Thin, NYC, 1985
  • 13th Street Repertory, The Private Showing, NYC, 1981