Founding Artistic & Executive Director
Blake White founded Lean Ensemble Theater in the winter of 2015 as a celebration of theatre-- the artists that create it as well the patrons who support it. Directing credits for LET include Barefoot in the Park, A Doll’s House Part 2, Good People, The Clean House, Tribes, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Glass Menagerie, and God of Carnage. On stage, Blake has appeared in Who Am I this Time?, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Underpants and The Waverly Gallery.
Elsewhere as a director, Blake has staged productions of Shear Madness (Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute), All My Sons (The Warehouse Theatre), The Lonesome West (Brown County Playhouse), The Glass Menagerie, Boeing Boeing (The Shuler Theater), Matt and Ben, The Pavilion, The Savannah Disputation, The Lady With All the Answers and Venus in Fur (South Carolina Repertory Company).
As an actor, he has been seen on the stages of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Actors Workshop of Boston, The Shuler Theater, Brown County Playhouse, South Carolina Repertory Company, Cider Mill Playhouse, among others, as well as several off- and off-off and not close to broadway companies. Blake has also provided spoken word narration in concerts with the Hilton Head Choral Society and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Blake is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society as well as the boards of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Lean Ensemble Theater and the South Carolina Theatre Association, where he chairs the professional division.
2019/20 season: The Humans, Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf.