Playwright

About the Playwright

When I lived in Manhattan I attended theatre performances once or twice a week – that was back when prices weren’t so crazy! It was a dream of mine to work in the theatre, but decided to hold on to my day job. When I moved to Florida I frequented local community theatres as well as professional venues. Out of the blue I volunteered for the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, and became a backstage dresser. I had absolutely no experience, but somehow felt like I was born to it. I was thrown into a performance during the dress rehearsal, and took care of dressing and undressing seven people in the cast of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” for a three-week run. It was if I’d been doing it my entire life.

After working as a dresser in several theatres, I became a costumer…collecting outfits for men and women in different shows; even for a dog in a production of “Sylvia.”

I became a member of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild board, and was the Executive Producer for almost a decade, and helped produce close to fifty shows…from short play festivals to full-scale musicals. I also conducted a playwright workshop during that time where writers could have their work read and critiqued.

Because I became so familiar with every facet of the theatre world, I began to write my own plays. To date, my one-act or ten-minute plays, have been produced or staged in dozens of theatres nationwide, including off and off/off-Broadway productions.

Latest News

Carol’s play Date Night will be performed by the Players Follies Group at The Players Backstage Theatre in Sarasota, Florida in November 2017. A perfect play for senior audiences – here is a quick synopsis:

Emily and Sam (both in their 50’s) are fixed up on a blind date. They’re off to a shaky start until they loosen up and begin to enjoy each other’s company. The cast breaks the fourth wall when they reveal their true feelings to the audience.

Carol’s play, Speed Date, will be produced by The Thalia Festival in June, 2017, off-Broadway, featuring all female playwrights, characters, and directors.

Carol’s ten minute play, A Perfect Stranger, will be produced this summer at Playfest in North Carolina.

Carol’s two-act play, Text M for Murder, was produced by Primal Forces as part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Reading Program.

Past work

In June of 2013, I had the honor of having one of my full-length plays, “The Road to Remsenburg” chosen for production as part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest series. Two of my other full-length plays have won awards from the Royal Palm Literary Awards, sponsored by the Florida Writers Association.

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The Down in Front Theatre in Plantation  recently staged a show of seven of my short plays, and on February 2, 2014, the Beth El Synagogue in Boca Raton produced “Seven Easy Pieces” – another collection of my short plays.

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Carol at the opening festivities at the new Wick Theatre in Boca Raton

Four of Carol’s short plays were accepted in 2014 by The Midtown International Festival and produced at The Jewel Box Theatre at 312 W. 36th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018, and The Roy Arias Studios Stage ll at 300 W. 43rd St. 4th fl., New York, NY 10036
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All of these plays directed by Steven Strickland http://www.stevenstricklandonline.biz/

 

“A Woman of a Certain Age” has been accepted for production (Director: Steven Strickland) at Roy AriasStudios Stage  

 

Contact Carol for information if you’re interested in one of her productions for your group.

Seated On Stage-Broken Angels cast

Broken Angels Cast

7 Easy Pieces Cast

7 Easy Pieces Cast

Directing at the Sonzek

Directing at the Sonzek

Goodbye Charlie Cast

Goodbye Charlie Cast

 

 

Cast of "Any Minute Now" - Steven Strickland, Shaheed K. Woods

Cast of “Any Minute Now” – Steven Strickland, Shaheed K. Woods

Carol with "Any Minute Now" cast Steven Strickland (L) and Shaheed K. Woods (R)

Carol with “Any Minute Now” cast Steven Strickland (L) and Shaheed K. Woods (R)

"Leaving Amelia" playwright and cast members L-R: Caroline Palmour as Amelia, Carol White, Playwright, Steven Strickland as Mason, Eboney Rouse as Ginger

“Leaving Amelia” playwright and cast members L-R:
Caroline Palmour as Amelia, Carol White, Playwright, Steven Strickland as Mason, Eboney Rouse as Ginger

Carol has worked with Curtain Call Playhouse, and attended the opening of Liaisons Dangereuses at the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton. See below

 

 

 On October 21, 2014, Carol White was the guest speaker for the Women’s Club at the beautiful Horizon Club in Deerfield Beach, Fl. Dr. Myra Levick, Host.

The topic was writing the short play. Carol has written over thirty ten-minute plays, five of which have been produced off-Broadway, and many more around the country.
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Celebrating with family in New York City after a performance of one of my plays, “Any Minute Now.”
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Two of Carol’s plays will be produced by La Strada Ensemble in New Jersey and Manhattan, and directed by Thomas Ryan Ward. “Any Minute Now” is a prison drama with a twist, and “Speed Date” reveals how a single woman reinvents herself in one evening.

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“A Divided Duty,” a full-length play was accepted for production at the Roy Arias Theatre in Manhattan.

 

Set in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, a modern day “Othello” pits Charles and Jerry Tobias against each other in a tale of business, love, jealousy, and revenge. A simple plan goes awry when Nicole has a fatal accident. Is Jerry lying about everything? Are Nicole and Peter innocent? What won’t Marni reveal and how does Charles tie it all up?

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At a Lynn University Theatre holiday party with fellow playwright. December 2014.

 

At Down in Front Theatre (Plantation, Florida) with playwright, Mike Vogel, for “March Madness.”

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With Drama Department Executive, Desiree McKim At Wold Theatre at Lynn University (Boca Raton) for a play reading “Our Time”

Two of Carol’s plays will be produced by La Strada Ensemble in New Jersey and Manhattan, and directed by Thomas Ryan Ward. “Any Minute Now” is a prison drama with a twist, and “Speed Date” reveals how a single woman reinvents herself in one evening.

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As part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Reading Series, Carol White’s full-length play, “Text M for Murder” will be produced by Primal Forces Productions on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center in Pompano Beach.   Directed by Genie Croft.   (photo with Genie Croft)

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One of Carol’s short plays, “A Perfect Stranger” is a finalist in the Cashiers Playgroup in N. C.

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Carol White’s play, “A Perfect Stranger” is part of the line-up of “Thirteen is Murder.” ( Barbara Fox  Productions) Mystery on the Menu at Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale, for a series of short plays based on the number Thirteen.  July 13, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

 

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2 thoughts on “Playwright

  1. I knew you were just being modest. You are absolutely brilliant and good at so many things! I love your website; it’s so personal and ebullient. Great stuff! Cordelia

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