Pippa White

I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT SONGS

In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.

LOVE IN ACTION

Three women saw health care needed some work, and did it.

VOICES FROM ELLIS ISLAND

The amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of immigrants who came through "the front door to freedom" from 1890 to 1930.

VOICES FROM THE RESISTANCE

Stories of ordinary people who fought the underground war against Hitler, leading Jews to freedom, rescuing Allied soldiers, printing newspapers, risking their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich.

Pippa White turned to solo performing in 1994.  Previously she had an extensive career in theatre and television on the West Coast, including five years hosting a daily morning television show at ABC in San Francisco. 

She calls her One’s Company Productions “part theatre, part storytelling, part history.” Audiences call them unique, captivating, and touching. Her performance pieces are many and varied, ranging from The Story of the Orphan Train, to Voices from Ellis Island, Angels and Troublemakers, Voices from the Resistance, and even including a charming musical, I Can’t Give You Anything But Songs. To date she has crisscrossed the country many times touring thirty-one states, including California, New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Washington and Alaska.  She has performed at universities and colleges, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, and festivals.  Conferences often use her unusual performance pieces and feature her as a keynote speaker.  Pippa has been featured at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in their Applause Program many times. Other venues and organizations include the United Solo Theatre Festival, the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the University of Nebraska, Iowa State Center, the Connecticut Hospital Association, SUNY Orange, San Diego State University School of Nursing, Metropolitan State University-St. Paul, Miami Children’s Hospital, the Association for Career and Technical Education, Kansas City Young Audiences, and several theatres and storytelling festivals.  The Director of Special Projects at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs calls Pippa “the highest quality artist,” and the Kansas Storytelling Festival said her performance was “one of the high points in our festival history.” An audience member recently captured the gist of Pippa’s unique presentations when he said, “her performances are entertainment wrapped in history intertwined with inspiration.”

Pippa has a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to performing, she offers workshops and residencies, and has been a teaching artist with the Nebraska Arts Council for many years.  She is actively involved in aesthetic education through the Arts Are Basic Program. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including two Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the Nebraska Arts Council.