Plays

I am currently working on:

FIXED – Commissioned by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as part of the Stage Exchange program and produced by Passage Theatre in May of 2017. Two people cope with the mental health issues of their friend, both in the present and the past.

ROCKET SEX MAGIC – A comedy about real-life rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons. Recently given a reading as part of the New Plays New Jersey program at Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey.

PANTHER HOLLOW – an autobiographical one-person show that’s been performed at various venues in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

THE FESTIAL QUARTET – Developed through Bristol Riverside Theatre’s America Rising program and Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey

LIVE STREAM – a new musical with singer/songwriter Sarah Donner, directed by Adam Immerwahr. The piece was recently workshopped at Bristol-Riverside Theatre as part of their America Rising series..

WAYS TO BE HAPPY – a new play developed through Dreamcatcher Rep and The Hive under the title REAL TRUE CRIME.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

SLIPPERY AS SIN
 (full length, 4 M 2 W)
Produced by Passage Theatre, May, 2012

Directed by Adam Immerwahr
A comic, old-dark-house thriller with a contemporary edge.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

“I would not be surprised if Slippery As Sin goes on to become a popular, widely produced staple of the American stage. It is certainly worthy.”
– Bob Rendell, Talkin’ Broadway

Slippery As Sin…one of the smartest and funniest new comedies around.”
– Bob Brown, The Princeton Packet

“White has accomplished the extraordinary: He has written a mystery play unlike any other.”
– Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

BLOOD: A COMEDY 
(full length, 3 M 2 W)
Produced by Passage Theatre (2009) and Dreamcatcher Rep (2012)
Directed by Adam Immerwahr (Passage) and Laura Ekstrand (Dreamcatcher)

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

“David Lee White’s BLOOD: A COMEDY couldn’t be cleverer as it deals with the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, a soap-opera style family shocker, and reflections on the existence of God.”

 – Anita Gates, The New York Times

“White’s prodigious gift for gabs and gags make him a post-modern Neil Simon.”

 – Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

RANDOM HORRIBLE THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE 

A collection of one-act plays workshopped at Passage Theatre, directed by Adam Immerwahr. The plays were also developed at Dreamcatcher Rep and Buzzworks Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHITE BABY (one act, 1 M 2 W)

One of the plays in the above collection, about a married couple trying to adopt a baby from an insane social worker. Originally produced as part of SUITCASE STORIES (a collection of works by NJ based writers) and directed by Jade King Carroll. It was also produced as a radio play by Combustible Radio in Philadelphia, directed by Nick Anselmo. Most recently produced by Emerging Artists Theatre in New York in March of 2010, directed by Ron Bopst.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

BACK FIRE (one act, 1 M 1 W)

One of the plays in the above collection. Two people meet at their 30 year high school reunion only to discover they’re not who they think they are. Also produced by Passage Theatre as part of THE GALLERY PLAYS, directed by Adam Immerwahr.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

DREAM TIM (one act 2 M)

A college professor lectures his class about his recent break-up, using his ex-boyfriend as a visual aid. Part of RANDOM HORRIBLE THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

CHOCOLATE CHIP FRIDAYS (one act, 1 M 2 W)

A young, corporate executive has to interview the job applicant from hell. Part of RANDOM HORRIBLE THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

ONE NIGHT STAND (one act 1 M 1 W)

A groom to be tries to have a one-night stand the night before his wedding, but the woman he chooses is more than he bargained for. Part of RANDOM HORRIBLE THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

ENTREE (one act, 1 M 2 W)

A ten minute play about two divorcees and their first internet date. Written for the Red Eye Theatre Project in Pittsburgh, PA.

More info on my page at the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/users/966/david-lee-white

FAST FOOD

A man goes into a fast food restaurant, orders a human head and is tortured by a clown. Weird. Still, it’s been produced a few times, most recently at the ArtSpace in Chang Mai, Thailand (directed by Bradley Dean Whyte). It was also produced as a radio play by Combustible Radio Theatre and directed by Nick Anselmo.

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