Chris White - AEA
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Storytelling With Purpose
Picture it: Tulsa, OK - 1994.
A performance of Far Out Fairytales in the gymnasium of Jarman Elementary School.
My performance as The Magic Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves has the entire school - teachers, students, administrators, and parents - in stitches. Pre-teen Me saw the joyous effect that storytelling can have on an audience and I realized that this was what I wanted to do - to stand on stage and make people laugh.
As I grew as a human and an actor, I learned and appreciated more of the intricacies of storytelling. I realized that there is so much more to being on stage than making people laugh. I approach each project with joy, curiosity and, most importantly, intention: to play a fully-realized and relatable human being whose pursuit of their dream inspires audiences. When the storytelling leaves the audience encouraged, or inspires them to laugh, to cry, to examine their own lives, their biases or beliefs, then my work has achieved its purpose.
Let's work together to impact an audience.
What Critics Have Said About My Work
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (New York City & National Tour)
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
The REV Theatre Company
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Theater at Monmouth
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
Theater at Monmouth
Florida Studio Theatre
Broad Street Review: "Aaron is not an innocent character, but he endures a constant barrage of humiliation — including questions about his intelligence and very right to life — due to the color of his skin. Chris White’s excellent performance considers these elements, creating a man who feels less resolutely evil and more weighted down by his outsider status." (Cameron Kelsall)
Syracuse.com: "Chris White as Miles Gloriosus works it to the max as a self absorbed beefcake - ancient Rome's version of a "Jersey Shore" juicehead - with every bass line of his incredible voice delivered to thrill." (Linda Lower)
Broadway World: "Chris White appears to be having a grand time as the devilishly bloodthirsty title character..."
Broadway World: "Chris White's deep bass voice steals the spotlight every time he effortlessly hits those low notes in the group numbers as well as his solos." (Natasha Ashley)
Broadway World: "Chris White almost steals every scene he is in as the affected, dandyish, money-hungry Don Bazile." (Carla Verdino-Sullwold)
Times Record: "Chris White is absolutely charismatic as Berowne, who fills his character's soliloquy with equal parts soul and humor." (Aaron Halls)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: "There are fine performances, especially from White, who is charming and confident as a low-key activist...." (Jay Handelman)