Department Chair

Richard E.T. White



Richard E.T. White has directed at Seattle’s ACT, Intiman and Seattle Repertory Theatres, as well as numerous productions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, and Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include New York’s Theatre 890 and Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Wisdom Bridge and Northlight Theatres, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. With librettist and performer Rinde Eckert, and composer Paul Dresher, he developed and directed the electronic opera Slow Fire.

Before joining Cornish, White has taught at Toin and Gakushuin Universities in Japan, and served as resident director for Theater Company Subaru in Tokyo, where he co-directed (with Christine Sumption) Japanese-language productions of As You Like It and Les Belles Soeurs.

White is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and has received ten Bay Area Theater Critics’ Circle Awards and eight Drama-logue Awards for Outstanding Direction.


Graduate Study
UC Berkeley

BA, Drama
University of Washington