Aaron White has been a working theatermaker for the past 2 decades and has a cobbled together a multi-faceted career as an actor, director, educator, choreographer, fight choreographer, songwriter, set/puppet designer and sometime portrait artist. A native son of lower Northumberland County, Aaron spent his twenties attempting to escape Central Pennsylvania to earn artistic laurels in the wider world. He passed through Baltimore, Houston, New York, Pittsburgh and points in between. In 2011, his ramblings brought him back to the Susquehanna Valley where, while serving Laurie McCants and Elizabeth Dowd pancakes at a fundraiser, they exclaimed, "Hey, we have a theatre!" The result: a decade of fruitful collaboration, a newly forged understanding of success, a wife, a child, and an artistic family here at BTE.
Aaron has also committed much of the last 20 years to teaching his craft with the next generation. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Lycoming College and currently teaches classes for the Department of Theater at Susquehanna University. He also has taught High School workshops for CAST and BTE and many schools throughout the region. Aaron is also very proud of his collaboration with Williamsport's CAC Student Summer Stock from 2014-2018. His goal is to nurture and develop playful and protean students who recognize that every person has the capacity for all human experience and behavior.
Professionally, Aaron has played roles such as Romeo and Hamlet for many fine regional companies including the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theater, the Texas Shakespeare Festival and the Adirondack Shakespeare Company. In the recent past, Mr. White has directed at BTE, Millbrook Playhouse, Susquehanna University. His sets have been seen at the Alvina Krause Theatre, as well as Williamsport Community Art Center and Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.
Aaron holds a BA from Susquehanna University. He has done post-graduate work at Ohio University and received his MFA from the PATP at the University of Houston. Originally from Dalmatia, PA, Aaron now resides in Williamsport with his loving wife, Nina, and their son, Liam.