Andrew White

Andrew White is the senior manager of PEN Across America. He comes to PEN America having spent much of his career working in non-profit theater as a playwright, director, actor, educator, and administrator, primarily with Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company. Most recently, White was an ensemble Member and served as Artistic Director (2010-2015) and Director of the Department of Curiosity (2016-2023).  Andrew has worked in corporate, nonprofit, and classroom environments, structuring and facilitating conversations with participants around organizational and community issues. He led workshops across sectors with participants of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and identities, including arts-integrated lessons in Chicago’s elementary and high schools, arts-based programs for people with dementia and their care-partners, communications and role-playing sessions for medical professionals, and team cohesion, brand identity, and storytelling workshops within a corporate setting. White holds a BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.