OUIDA WHITE began her career at the Arkansas Arts Center. Named Children’s Theatre Director while still a student in the AAC B.F.A. program, she later became Assistant Director of the Performing Arts. Her focus later changed to acting, moving first to Los Angeles, where she worked in film and won DramaLogue and L.A. Times awards for her stage roles. There she was a member of the prestigious Actor’s Alley Company, named by LA Magazine as one of the city’s top 5 Equity Waiver Companies. Based in Dallas since the 80’s, she has acted at most Metroplex theatres, as well as The Arkansas Rep, Horse Cave Theatre, Ky., and The New Stage, MS. She is the recipient of a Column Award for Supporting Actress. Represented by The Horne Agency, recent film/TV roles include HIDE for TNT.
In 2005, after deciding to direct for a year, her productions of Morning's At Seven, Leonard’s Car and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me won praise. Morning’s at Seven was named one of 2005's 10 Best by the Dallas Voice and she received a Column Award for Best Director of a Play, Non Equity.
She defines herself as a story teller.
Morning's at Seven Richardson Theatre Centre
Dallas Voice, Ten Best Plays of 2005
Column Award, Best Director, Non-Equity
"Director Ouida White has coaxed some quiet, exquisitely natural acting
out of her cast of veterans." Elaine Liner, Dallas Observer
Leonard's Car Out of the Loop Festival (WaterTower Theatre),
"The production is outstanding. Directed by Ouida White, all three women
shine through the heartbreak, pathos and humor . . . It'll be tough to
match this ensemble on a local stage anytime soon." Mark Lowry, Fort
Worth Star Telegram
"Ouida White directed the piece with glowing honesty and pure organic truth. After seeing this production, I can see why The Column readers voted her Best Director of a Play (Non-Equity). The staging had
purpose and intent, and the performances White drew out from the
three actresses were outstanding." John Garcia, The Column
Rabin Award, Best Dallas Actress (Cindee Mayfield)
Column Award, Best Supporting Actress (Diane Worman)
Every Secret Thing Morningstar Productions
Someone to Watch Over Me Hub Theatre