This October the WKU Department of Theatre will present the world premier of Child of the Night: Pirates of the Mediterranean – Written by Alan based on the play The Son of the Night; The Pirate by Victor Séjour, Alexandre Dumas, Père, Gérard de Nerval & Bernard Lopez.
2023 has been a wonderfully busy year. Alan recently played Frederick Douglass for the Spirits of Salem museum scheduled to open in Salem, Massachusetts later this year.
LSU Theater recently presented Angelina Weld Grimké’s Rachel. As vocal coach Alan worked with the cast to maximize their power for the vast Reilly theatre, and find the individual and timely voices for the people who occupy the world of Rachel.
Alan was invited to work with Pure Theatre for their January 2023 production of The Hangmen. As dialect coach Alan worked with the actors in learning and crafting the unique speech for each character.
Fall of 2022 Alan created the fight choreography for WKU Theatre and Dance departments productions of She Kills Monsters and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. It was the most demanding choreography yet with as many 24 actors stage fighting.
Summer of 2022 Alan was the dialect coach for Pure Theatre’s production of Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage. This regional premier of the production featured a cast of four actors working with dialects from three continents!
In 2022 Alan was invited to contribute to an artistic project “Reading Work” lead by the globally recognized artist Xaviera Simmons. Alan’s submission is the short video “Jail Break” and will be revealed with the contributions of all participating artists when the final installation is unveiled.
In 2022 Alan directed their first mainstage production for WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl was performed for live audiences marking Alan’s first in person production in two years
In 2021 Alan directed the film adaptation of American Tapestry: Children of the Immigrant Strike for Theatre Espresso who uses theater to help students engage intellectually with history, social justice and human rights. Alan was an actor and company member who was honored to serve as director for the film adaptation of one of the…
In 2020 Alan wrote the play We’re Going to Madam Walker’s at the End of the Universe for the “A Revolution of Values Black Theatre Project 2020” play festival. FeaturingThomika BridwellShanelle VillegasPadraig SullivanDirected by Courtney PlatiWritten by Alan White See the rest of the festival plays on YouTube