About the Playwright
Charles White is a founding member of Harlem Playwrights 21, a not-for-profit playwriting workshop. His play, Succession, was a finalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Play Competition. Another play, Unentitled, reached the semifinals of the same contest the following year.
The DePriest Incident was a semifinalist in the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Competition and the winner of the 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative at Illinois State University.
Charles developed his plays in New Federal Theatre’s Playwriting Workshop under the tutelage of playwrights Michael D. Dinwiddie, P.J. Gibson, Laurence Holder, Kermit Frazier, 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.