Ken White


Theatre - Lighting Designer & Stage Management

31A Taylor Theatre


Ken White joins the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from Louisiana State University where he was a tenured professor in lighting, and a regular lighting designer for the University's Equity company Swine Palace. In the summer of 2012 he was the Lighting Designer and Sound/Video Engineer for a worldwide premier of Dante at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland. Prior to joining the faculty in Louisiana he taught at East Carolina University where he was a tenured professor and the area coordinator of both the Design and Production, and Stage Management concentrations, as well as the Production Manager and Lighting Designer for the ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and his designs have been seen in theatres across the southeast including The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arrowrock Lyceum Theatre, The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Birmingham Summerfest, Cumberland County Playhouse, The Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, Tallahassee Little Theatre and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. In 1981, he received the Richmond News Leader’s Phoebe Award for Best Lighting Design for a Play for his lighting design of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Recently he was the lighting designer for the Regional's Competition of the movie Pitch Perfect, where he can also been seen as the lighting operator. He received his MFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989.