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Sullivan White

Assistant Professor of Theater; Program Director

Mitchell Fine Arts 106
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8623
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Sully White spent several years as the Director of the Apprentice/Intern Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there she worked extensively with new play development (both in ensemble and solo settings), produced, directed, and taught.

Some directing highlights at Actors Theatre of Louisville include: Bake Off, Proof, Fool for Love, Baby with the Bathwater, the wind-chill factor, Reckless, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. In New York she directed Off Broadway for New Georges, at LaMaMa Experimental Theatre, the New York International Fringe Festival, and a new OBBR musical at the American Theatre of Actors.

Her educational experience includes working at Wofford College as an assistant professor of theater, teaching for several years for the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, working for the North Carolina Theatre where she was the Master Acting Teacher for the Conservatory for Performing Arts, and working with Kentucky Conservatory Theatre (KCT).

Recently in Lexington, White directed the world premiere of The Hurting Part by Silas House for the University of Kentucky, Lord of the Flies and Pride and Prejudice for KCT’s Summer Fest, and a workshop production of Big Love for KCT.


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Academic history

Courses taught

Academic history

  • M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • B.A., University of Kentucky

Courses taught

  • Senior Seminar
  • Preparing to Act
  • Introduction to Theater
  • Movement I & II
  • Fundamentals of Directing
  • Advanced Directing
  • Physical Actor Training


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