Associate Professor of Theatre
Center for the Arts B407
R. Andrew White is Associate Professor of Theatre and teaches courses in Acting, Auditioning, Voice and Diction, Movement, Dramatic Literature and Theatre History. He directs productions annually in the Department of Theatre and teaches regularly in the Freshman Core Program. In Chicago, he has worked as an actor at numerous theatres including the European Repertory Company (of which he was an ensemble member), Steppenwolf, Wisdom Bridge, Chicago Dramatists, Plan B Productions, and Writers’ Theatre. In Russia he performed at the Tabakov Theatre and the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre. Regionally, he has worked at Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Indiana Shakespeare Festival.
Andrew’s areas of expertise include performance, classical approaches to acting, the Russian actor-director Konstantin Stanislavsky, the actor-teacher Michael Chekhov, Anton Chekhov, and the intersection of Yoga and acting practice.
Before joining the faculty at Valparaiso University in 1999, he worked at Fox Theatricals and assisted the executive producer in reopening Chicago’s Cadillac-Palace Theatre, bringing Blue Man Group to Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, and on mounting the Broadway productions of Jekyll and Hyde, Death of a Salesman, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
MFA Acting - Carnegie Mellon University and Moscow Art Theatre School 1996