David White

Professor, Coordinator of Theatre Studies Track

David White

Contact Info

Center for the Arts
Room 3028
By Appointment


Ph.D., Theatre, University of Missouri

Areas of Expertise

Theatre Studies


David White is Professor at Towson University whose work as a playwright, dramaturg, director, and scholar focuses on the intersection of writing for the stage, decentering playwriting, nurturing new work, empowering traditionally underserved voices, and folklore and oral tradition.

Since 2008, David has been the founding Artistic Director of the Towson Theatre Lab, reading, responding, and developing hundreds of works by students, faculty, and alumni.

David’s plays have been presented in the United States and abroad. His most recent work Dance on Bones: a jazz libretto for actors and musicians has been developed and performed at Chesapeake Arts Center, Boston Conservatory, Towson University, Charlestown Working Theatre, Southwest Baptist University, and the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

David's directing work has been seen on the academic and professional levels in theaters from Baltimore to Carlsbad, California. David has presented workshops and research at national and international conferences and festivals.

Education: B.A., New College in Sarasota, Florida; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.