Overview of Work

Commissions, Partnerships, Residencies

Through commissions and residencies, White Box Theatre engages in partnerships with universities, cultural organizations, museums, and schools in order to respond to questions, interpret communities, collections, and ideas.  White Box Theatre provides an interdisciplinary, and inter-generational methodology to research, response, and presentation engaging academics content experts, artists, students, youth, and community members around  questions worth asking.  White Box Theatre will partner in all aspects of program production including: grant writing, hiring, project management, project/performance creation, and implementation.  White Box Theatre has a wide range of relationships with artists, universities, cultural organizations, and community groups to aid in the facilitation of program development and implementation.


In addition to creating full programming, White Box Theatre offers individual and organizations  consultation, dramaturgy, development workshops, lectures and presentations in designing and implementing an interdisciplinary approach to research and inquiry into a creative process.

Interdisciplinary Performances/Installation

White Box Theatre creates performance and installation work combined with educational/community outreach programming.  White Box Theatre is sometimes the primary Creator (writing, direction, choreography design, build)  or a Core Collaborator (partner in dramaturgy, design, build, and choreography). 


ARKhive, 2013

A site-specific work commissioned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. 

Paris Wheels and the Ready-Maids, 2011

Commissioned by the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.


Sea of Birds, 2008

Commissioned by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.


Currently Franklin, 2006

Commissioned by Franklin and Marshall College.


A Potable Joyce, 2004

Commissioned by the Rosenbach Museum and Library.


Core Collaborator


Long Christmas Ride Home, 2016

Commissioned by the West Chester University Theatre Arts Department. White Box Theatre provided set/puppetry design and build, puppetry coaching and direction, and consulted in choreography.

The Eumenides, 2016

A site-specific collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Department. White Box Theatre provided dramaturgical support and visual design including: costume, props, lighting, and choreography.

The Jungle Book, 2016

Commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet II. White Box Theatre provided set and puppet design, construction, object choreography, and dramaturgical support.

Beauty and the Beast, 2015

Commissioned by the Arden Theatre Company. White Box Theatre created shadow puppets, object design, and light and shadow choreography.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Commissioned by the Lantern Theatre Company. White Box Theatre/Sebastienne Mundheim designed and built sets, puppets, sculpture, and provided choreography, direction,  and educational outreach.


Education / Interdisciplinary Engagement

Barnes Foundation: Navajo Textiles

Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation.

PA Performing Arts for Young Audiences

In 2014, PAPAYA engaged White Box Theatre to collaborate on the visioning of the organization and create interdisciplinary engagement and educational experiences.

Arthur Ross Gallery: Univeristy of Pennsylvania

For 20 years, White Box Theatre created education programming in conjunction with exhibitions at the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Additional Education Programs

Additional education programming in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans.


Internship/Round-table Program

We provide intellectual and artistic engagement, college credit, resume building, and networking, through civically-minded artistic practice.
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Get Involved: Projects in the Works

We are always making new work and offering new internship/volunteer and work opportunities. New projects coming soon.