Daphne White is a playwright and journalist. Her play, Susan B., is a finalist in the 2020 Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition, established by Neil Simon. A staged reading of Susan B. launched the first-ever Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival in 2020 at Peet’s Theatre in Berkeley. Susan B. was also a finalist in the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte NuVoices New Plays 2019 festival.
Daphne has also had two staged readings as part of Theater J’s “5×5” series in Washington, DC. She has studied playwriting with Edith Freni, Karen Hartman and Will Dunne, among others. Her plays are influenced by history as well as current events, and she brings her journalistic research skills to everything she writes.
Daphne began her writing career covering local politics in suburban Atlanta, and then covered national issues in Washington, DC. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Hemispheres, Newsweek, SF Curbed and Berkeleyside.
Now living in Berkeley, CA, Daphne is a member of the Dramatists Guild; the Playwrights’ Center (MN); the New Play Exchange; the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco; and Berkeley’s Play Cafe.