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Charles L. White: Ten Questions
Charles L. White
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1What was your most memorable theatrical experience as a child?

My mother took me to see The Music Man on Broadway.


2What production do you wish you’d seen? 

The Great White Hope.


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Photo of Charles L. White by Joey Stocks for The Dramatist
Charles L. White

is a founding member of Harlem Playwrights 21, a not-for-profit playwriting workshop that has been operating since 2011. His play, Succession, is scheduled to be performed at North Carolina Black Repertory Company in Winston-Salem, NC in May 2022. Another play, The DePriest Incident, was the winner of the 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative at Illinois State University as well as a semifinalist in the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Competition. His first full-length play, Unentitled, was a semifinalist in the 2019 ScreenCraft Play Competition. Charles developed his work in New Federal Theatre’s Playwriting Workshop under the tutelage of playwrights Michael D. Dinwiddie, Kermit Frazier, P.J. Gibson, Laurence Holder, Cassandra Medley, and Richard Wesley. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he participated in the Creative Writing Program under the late author, Wilfrid Sheed, and NYU Law School.