Louise (she/her) makes collaborative and inter-disciplinary performances for contemporary arts venues and offsite locations.
Louise works with real people, stories and events in order to explore societal issues and aims to ask the audience questions about accountability and the world around.
Her works of note include: This is the Funeral of Your Life (6 venue National Tour, 2019 & Project Arts Centre, 2017), Mother You (large scale performance for 11,000 sq ft commercial unit, 2015), Way Back Home (winner of Spirit of the Fringe, Dublin Fringe 2013), From the Heart (nominated for Spirit of the Fringe, Best Off-Site & Best Design, Dublin Fringe 2010).
Louise is also a facilitator and educator. She trained at The Oxford School of Drama and Trinity College Dublin, and she has an MA in Socially Engaged Art from NCAD. She has worked with Laois Youth Theatre, Mountrath Youth Theatre, Dublin Youth Theatre, The National Women’s Council of Ireland, The SAOL Project, The Abbeyleix Bog Project, The Lantern Centre’s International Women’s Group and is the current Vice Chair of the board of Dunamaise Arts Centre.
An unexpectedly funny and uplifting play about your own death. This is elegant, dignified, skillfully put together by White. — The Irish Times (This is the Funeral of Your Life)
The scale of this event is one of the most fascinating things about it… It is a story that deals with community and realising what is important and worth fighting for… It is events like this that make Fringe special. The vision, scope, and creativity on display make it a charming event. — Nomoreworkhorse.com (Mother You)
The form of her absorbing show follows it’s material, guided by a heartfelt sense of empathy for a directionless society in search of new structures…White’s interest is something warmer: the hope and resilience necessary to find our way again. — The Irish Times (Way Back Home)
1. Simon Boyle, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Cuán White in Way Back Home by Louise White. Photo credit: Emilia Krysztofiak (2013)
2. Jo Kelly, Jane Deasy, Carmel Ennis, Will O’Connell in Mother You by Louise White. Photo credit: Emilia Krysztofiak (2015)
3. Philip Connaughton in This Is The Funeral of Your Life by Louise White. Photo credit: Emilia Krysztofiak (2017)