The Unique Art Form of the Traveling Playwright
- April 15, 1912–Memories of the Titanic
- Heroes of 9/11
- 72 Years to Women’s Suffrage
- Straight on Till Morning
- The Extraordinary Ordinary!
- A Tribute to Teachers
- Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Women
- Marching Out of the Sweatshop
- L.B. 4:15
- Woman’s Work
- Angels and Troublemakers
- Saints, Soldiers and Spies: Women and War
- Women Who Changed The World
- Far as the Eye Can See
- Voices from the Resistance
- Civil War Women
- Love in Action
- Into Possession of Myself
- The Story of the Orphan Train
- I Can’t Give You Anything But Songs: The Life and Work of Dorothy Fields
- Voices from Ellis Island
“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way.” -Flannery O’Connor, American author
Storytelling is a multimedia art form. We can immerse ourselves in the world created by the words in a book, or enjoy the visual display of a movie. But nothing tells a story quite like the experience offered by the traveling playwright.
While other present-day media presents a story that is frozen in time-you can pause a movie or put down a book-the traveling playwright’s currencies are immediacy and poignancy. The Pippa White’s One’s Company presents stories of the past before the audiences’ eyes. To see a live storyteller is to see stories in the flesh. To see Pippa White perform is to witness the fleeting nature of history, and of life itself.
While the art of story can truly be appreciated in its many forms, there is something special in witnessing a live performance. It is a form older than most. In times past, a storyteller was anyone with a tale to share around a fire, a meal, or on a journey. Troubadours and bards travelled and sang their songs, spreading ideas and stories through music and lyrics. Pippa White keeps an old tradition alive in an age when stories are more often consumed in isolation than shared as communal experiences. In our digital age when everything from ideas to news to stories travels around the world in the blink of an eye, her performances remind us that the human touch is just as important, just as immediate, as it always has been.
If, according to Flannery O’Connor, a story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, then the traveling playwright tells the story in a way no other medium can. Pippa White One’s Company is pleased to share that tradition with you.