Inspired by the past few years, this work-in-progress showcase features original songs written and created by Obie-award winner Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall. The piece is a kaleidoscopic reflection on isolation and longing, about breaking apart and breaking free, the nature of connection and the importance of community.
Tyler Dobrowskyhe/him Co-Director
Tyler Dobrowsky is a theater director, producer, and educator. Directing credits include A.R.T., Asolo Rep, Gamm Theater, PlayMakers/UNC, Trinity Rep, and the Public Theater/Under the Radar festival. He spent over ten years at Trinity Rep as their associate artistic director, where he commissioned artists such as George Brant, Charise Castro-Smith, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Miranda Rose Hall, James Ijames, Katie Pearl, Mark Valdez, Whitney White, and Lauren Yee. Tyler has taught at Brown, NYU/Tisch, Rhode Island College, and RISD, as well as a number of other universities. He lives in Providence, RI, with his wife, Taibi.
Taibi Magarshe/her Co-Director
Taibi Magar– New York: Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Signature Theatre), Help (The Shed), Capsule by Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall (Under the Radar Festival/The Public Theater, co-directed with Tyler Dobrowsky) Blue Ridge starring Marin Ireland and The Great Leap starring BD Wong (Atlantic Theatre Company); Is God Is (Soho Rep, 2018 Obie Award;) Master (The Foundry); and Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova). Regional: A.R.T., CTG, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theatre, among others. International: Hamburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), and Soho Theatre (London). MFA: Brown University.
Peter Mark Kendallhe/him Creator/Performer
Peter Mark Kendall is an actor and musician based out of New York City. Recent acting: Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation (Tony Nom for “Best Revival”), The Rose Tattoo (The Acting Company: with Patti LuPone & Bobby Cannavale). Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (The Atlantic), The Harvest (LCT3), Mercury Fur (The New Group), Nothing Gold Can Stay (Partial Comfort), Lessons in Survival (Vineyard Theatre; co-conceiver), The Trial of Crystal Mason (Rattlestick; co-conceiver), Capsule (The Public); Macbeth in Stride, All is But Fantasy (Joe’s Pub with Whitney White). Regional: Lake Lucille Chekhov, Bay Street, Baltimore Center Stage, Trinity Rep., Chautauqua, Gloucester Stage, Baltimore Shakespeare, Studio Theatre (DC), Rep Stage, Kennedy Center. Film: Entangled, Time Out of Mind, Louder Than Bombs, The Ticket (TriBeCa), The Rest of Us, Seven Lovers, The Scottish Play. Television: “Strange Angel,” Sam Esmail’s “Act of Crime,” “Outpost” (series regular); “Girls,” “The Americans,” “Chicago Med,” “The President is Missing,” “Eye Candy” (recurring); “Awkwafina…from Queens;” “The Good Fight;” “Gotham;” “Law and Order: SVU;” “The Leftovers;” “Blue Bloods;” “Public Morals.” Upcoming films: Top Gun: Maverick. Education: M.F.A. in Acting, Brown/Trinity Rep; B.A. in Theatre and Jazz Performance, McDaniel College. Founding member of the theatre collective The Commissary, which was in residence at The Vineyard Theater in New York in 2020/21 (NYTimes Best Theater of 2020). He is in the duo-band Hickory, which recently released their debut album YOUNG; their second album will be released in fall 2021. He co-wrote, co-scored, and stars in the film CAPSULE with actor/director Whitney White, which premiered in the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater in January 2021.
Whitney Whiteshe/her Creator/Performer
Whitney White is an Obie Award and Lily Award-winning artist originally from Chicago. She believes in alternative forms of performance and multi-disciplinary work. She was recently awarded for outstanding Musical Performance by the Boston Theater Critics Association for her performance in her original musical: Macbeth in Stride. Whitney was a staff writer on the Boots Riley series I’M A VIRGO for Amazon and a recent recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing Award. She is part of the Rolex Protegé and Mentorship Arts Initiative, an Associate Director at Shakespeare Theater Company, and an Associate Artist at The Roundabout.
Recent directing: soft (MCC), On Sugarland (NYTW), Semblance (New York Theatre Workshop), Definition (Bushwick Starr), The Amen Corner (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (WP Theatre and Second Stage, NYT Critic’s Pick), What to Send Up When It Goes Down (The Movement Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, NYT Critic’s Pick), An Iliad (Long Wharf). Digital projects include: What is Left Burns by Pulitzer Award-winning James Ijames (Steppenwolf), and Finish the Fight by Ming Peiffer (The New York Times).
As an actress, she has worked at The Goodman, The Guthrie, Chautauqua, Broadway Playhouse, and more. Whitney’s past feature credits include OCEAN’S 8 opposite Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, and Cate Blanchett. Television: SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE (Freeform, Upcoming), THE PLAYBOY CLUB (NBC), and LOUIE (FX).
Her five-part cycle deconstructing Shakespeare’s women and female ambition is currently in development with American Repertory Theater (Boston, MA). Past residencies and fellowships: Sundance Theatre Lab, Colt Coeur, The Drama League, Roundabout Theatre Company, and the 2050 Fellowship at the New York Theatre Workshop.
MFA Brown University. BA Northwestern University. Website: https://whitney-white.com/