Ensemble Member

Since 1988

Andrew White (he/him) is a founding Ensemble Member of Lookingglass, where he currently serves as Director of Curiosity: Education and Community Engagement. He has participated as an actor, director, or writer in the workshop and development of more than forty Lookingglass original adaptations and world premieres. He directed the 2016 production of Aaron Posner’s Life Sucks; wrote the book and lyrics for the 2012 production, Eastland: A New Musical; co-wrote the 2011 world-premiere, The Last Act of Lilka Kadison; wrote and directed the 2004 adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 (Jeff Award for Adaptation); and wrote and directed the company’s 1989 production of Of One Blood, about the 1964 murders of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman in Mississippi. He has also worked as writer and director with Lookingglass, The Breakthrough Group and Shaking the Tree, constructing and designing scenarios which address the various needs of diverse corporate clients. He lives in Evanston with his wife, Shari; their children, Jules and Asher, live in Brooklyn and Providence respectively.

Bio as of 2023

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Credits And Awards

Theatre Credits – Writer/Director


  • 1984 (Steppenwolf for Young Adults)


  • The Last Act of Lilka Kadison (Falcon Theatre)

Film Credits

  • Contagion (2011)
  • Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Since You’ve Been Gone (1995)
  • American Anthem (1985)

Television Credits

  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Empire
  • Shameless
  • Early Edition
  • Missing Persons
  • Eerie, Indiana
  • I.O.U.
  • TV 101


  • Jeff Award for New Adaptation for George Orwell’s 1984 (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 2004)
  • Jeff Award Nomination for New Work for Eastland: A New Musical (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2012)


B.S. in Performance Studies, Northwestern University