leatss tutors - past


Luxembourg European Annual Theatre Summer School


Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.

Meryl Streep

At present Chris is: Director of Acting Programmes Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Before joining Conti he was: Programme Director Graduate Diploma in Acting and Head of Acting BA (Hons) Birmingham School of Acting

From Sept 2004 to Jan 2007. From 1996 to Sept 2004 Chris was: Head of Department of Performance @ Rose Bruford.

1996 to 1998

Freelance Director Productions include:

Romeo and Juliet - Chester Gateway Theatre,  Le Grand Meaulnes -The West Berkshire Playhouse,  King Rollo - The West Berkshire Playhouse,  Richard  III -  Royal Central, The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Royal Central, Fathers and Sons - Royal Central, The Weavers - NYT at The Lyric, Connections - RNT, The Country Wife - ALRA, Babes in Arms - Mountview, Gut Girls - ICA

1995 to 1996 Royal Shakespeare Company

Projects Directed

The Tempest, Bingo

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting on productions of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST and Edward Bond’s BINGO at The Young Vic
  • Casting both productions
  • Re – directing both productions for The Swan Theatre Stratford
  • Re – staging and maintenance of both productions for national and international tour

Leading Education Programme

1988 to 1995 Associate Director, The Young Vic

Responsibilities include:

  • Directing professional work in the main house and studio with specific brief of widening access (young people) and directing new writing
  • Commissioning new work
  • Member of senior management team contributing to the artistic policy of the company, fundraising and re-shaping corporate identity
  • Overseeing education and outreach policy (youth theatre, community projects, young writing group, education workshops attached to main house productions)


Chris White was a tutor in: 2015 2016 2017