Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Alan White

Alan White is a passionate and dedicated actor and master storyteller committed to arts for entertainment, enrichment and social change. Alan has brought both ensemble and solo performances to diverse communities in New England and New York in theater storytelling and puppetry. Inspired by the spirit of the Shokunin Alan believes The artist “...has an obligation to work his best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material.” -Tasio Odate

Actor

Alan has worked and collaborated as an actor with many of New England's theater companies including: Theatre Espresso, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Huntington Theater, Citystage Company, The Tennessee Williams Festival, Wheelock Family Theater, The New England Shakespeare Festival, The Freedom Trail Foundation.

Master Storyteller

Alan has performed with: ReadBoston, MassHousing, Faneuil Hall, First Night, Boston Book Festival and Boston Storytelling Festival. He has won multiple story slams with Massmouth and is a finalist in The Big Mouth Off 2018 competition.

Puppeteer

Alan has been puppeteering for 3 years. Though he most often works with his partners GrayMalkin and Handy. He's particularly proud to have been part of the puppet team to perform in "Roots of Liberty" with Danny Glover. Alan was also an actor and puppeteer in Central Square Theatre's award nominated "Matchless and the Happy Prince"

 

Education

Alan received a BA in theater from the Universtiy of Massachusetts at Amherst. He furthered his studies in acting for film with Kevin Fennesy studios, C.P. Casting, Actors Connection, and TVI Studios. He studied physical theater stunts and stage combat with Fights 4. Alan has also trained in physical theater with Double Edge theatre, Puppetry with Puppet showplace theater, Singing with Celia Slattery and Meisner Technique with Another Country Productions.

 

Additional Links: 
Performance with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Storytelling with ReadBoston to promote a love of reading and increase access to books for children.
Live storytelling for Adults

I Have Worked With

  • August 2015

    Actor in the Player's Ring production of the play Duck and Cover. A new work by New England playwright Micheal Kimball.

  • July 2015

    Most recently worked with Wheelock as a teaching artist teaching Teen students acting techniques and skills. I have performed in 4 productions as an actor with Wheelock Family Theatre. 

  • June 2015

    Storyteller for Storymobile  program. I give solo storytelling performances for children and families usually pre-k to 4th grade, in diverse communities through out Boston. During the course of the summer I wil perform at as many as 48 different libraries, parks and community centers for populations that run the myriad gambits of diversity.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alan
Job Title/Position: 
Actor/Storyteller/Puppeteer
Physical Address: 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02148
Last Name: 
White
Phone: 
(347) 618-0541

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
60
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
StageSource
Society of American Fight Directors
Awards: 
Not Yet

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Basic Lighting
PA or sound system for large or noisy venues
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Subject Areas: 
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000