DEFINITION

Wednesday, June 13 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM

Created & Performed by WHITNEY WHITE
Directed by CAITLIN O’CONNELL


A black woman’s mind begins to unravel. What happens when we zoom in on her? What happens when she becomes trapped in our gaze? What happens when she falls in love with a Magritte painting? With genre-bending, soulful electro-pop, the magnetic Whitney White guides us through an examination of delusion and how we learn to walk with our demons every day.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

WHITNEY WHITE is a director, musician and actor. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, as an actress she has worked at The Roundabout Theater Company, The Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Chautauqua Theater Company, Broadway Playhouse, Ars Nova and more. Film: Ocean’s 8. Television: The Playboy Club (NBC) and Louie (FX). As a director, Whitney has developed work at: The Roundabout, New York Theatre Workshop, 59E59 Theaters, Trinity Rep, NYU TISCH, Luna Stage, SUNY Purchase, Princeton University, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, The Drama League, South Oxford, Jack, The Tank, New York Musical Festival, The Lark and others. She also has assisted Sam Gold (Othello, New York Theatre Workshop and The Secret Life of Bees, New York Stage and Film), Daniel Sullivan (If I Forget, Roundabout) and Anne Kauffman (Marvin’s Room, Broadway). As a composer/musician her original concert plays include: Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life (Ars Nova 2017), Macbeth in Stride (Judson Memorial 2018) and, the upcoming, DEFINITION (2018 Bushwick Starr Reading Series and 2018 Ars Nova Makers Lab). Her musical discipline is rooted in indie-rock, industrial and soul. Whitney was the inaugural Roundabout Directing Fellow and is currently a 2050 Fellow at the New York Theatre Workshop. She is also the Artistic Development Associate at The Roundabout. This year she will be in residency at Ars Nova as part of their 2018 Makers Lab and at the Drama League as part of their Next Wave Residency, where she is developing an African American production of Anton Chekov’s The Three Sisters set to original music. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA: Northwestern University. whitney-white.com.

 

ABOUT THE LOUNGE SERIES

While ANT Fest rages nonstop all month long, don’t miss the Lounge Series — intimate, pop-up encounters with fest alums, debuting fresh new ideas and sounds — in the oh-so-lux ANT Fest Lounge.

 


PARTY WITH US

Party with the artists post-show in our swank AF lounge! We’re servin up hot slices & cold brews at the straight-up cheapest bar in midtown. All the cool kids will be there.