Jerry G. White

Jerry G. White’s artistic philosophy is to always inspire imagination and creativity in everyone who will see his performances. His performance mantra is “Bring the words to life.” As an Imaginator, which is the performing teaching artist arm of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Jerry has had the pleasure of developing interactive programming, directing 20-minute musicals, including “Get Curious!,” “Turn the Mystery into History,”  “Beebo and Ravioli’s Spectacular Circus,” and “Georgia’s History Alive…Read On!,” and writing 20-minute musicals “A Better Me…A Better You!,” “Sharpestone’s Treasure,” “Georgia Grown,” and “Peach State Flyer.” He is a new member of the artist roster of the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum. He has a B.A. in Speech and Theater from Newberry College in Newberry, SC. His performance company is A Performance Method, which allows him to incorporate acting, music, singing, songwriting, and percussion instruments in each and every one of his performances.

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Arts Disciplines:  Theatre/Drama, Puppetry, Storytelling, Music, Creative Writing, Poetry/Spoken Word

Core Content Curriculum Areas: Theatre/Drama, Social Studies/History, Music, English/Language Arts

Specialized Content Areas: Literacy, World Cultures, Anti-bullying, Arts Integration

Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Special Populations: Special Needs Students

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia

Program Fees: 

  • One Performance: $275
  • Two Performances in a Day: $325
  • Each additional Performance: $50
  • Travel: 50 miles or more – $0.50 a mile
  • Percussion Workshop: $275

Artistic Profile:

Jerry G. White’s artistic philosophy is to always inspire imagination and creativity in everyone who will see his performances. His performance mantra is “Bring the words to life.” As an Imaginator, which is the performing teaching artist arm of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Jerry has had the pleasure of developing interactive programming, directing 20-minute musicals, including “Get Curious!,” “Turn the Mystery into History,”  “Beebo and Ravioli’s Spectacular Circus,” and “Georgia’s History Alive…Read On!,” and writing 20-minute musicals “A Better Me…A Better You!,” “Sharpestone’s Treasure,” “Georgia Grown,” and “Peach State Flyer.” He is a new member of the artist roster of the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum. He is an avid arts supporter with the Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) and serves as the Theatre and Literary Arts Festival Committee Chair for the annual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA. For the festival, he selects and schedules participants and designs the programming concept for each year’s festival. His performance company is A Performance Method, which allows him to incorporate acting, music, singing, songwriting, and percussion instruments in each and every one of his performances.

Teaching Experience:

Jerry’s teaching experience is as a director and acting instructor in the after school and camp setting. He incorporates the acting instruction into a final performance for the students which allows the students to have a full sense of accomplishment. The grade levels reached are K-12.

Sample Programs:          

  • Breaking Ground: Jerry G. White has been performing under his creation, “A Performance Method – Bringing Their Stories to Life: Breaking Ground.” This allows him to incorporate acting, music, singing, songwriting, script writing, history, and the love of books in one unique process of storytelling. “Breaking Ground” is a one-man show about how Alex Johnson, a member of the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry during the U.S. Civil War; Bass Reeves, a U.S. Federal Marshall; George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor; Commander General Benjamin O. Davis, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II; Ray Charles, an entertainer; and Max Roach, a drummer, had to break ground to achieve their greatness.
    • Disciplines: Historical Storytelling, Music, and Theater/Drama
    • Grades: 3rd-5th
    • Program length: 45 minutes
    • Stage setup: The program is set up 3/4 style, where the audience is on three sides of the performance space
  • Lil’ Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story: A Literacy and Social Studies based program where Jerry brings the book “Lil’ Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story” by the African-American Artist Romare Bearden to life.
    • Disciplines: Historical Storytelling, Music, and Theater/Drama
    • Grades: 3rd-5th
    • Program length: 45 minutes
    • Stage setup: The program is set up 3/4 style, where the audience is on three sides of the performance space
    • Tech: The book is projected as a PowerPoint presentation
  • Shapes in Music: An interactive music, literacy, and geometry based program. The program uses the Acorn Early reader book Spot the Shape/Shapes in Music by Rebecca Rissman as its guide. The Acorn book starts with the declaration that “Shapes are all around us.” Then the book highlights the geometric shapes of a rectangle, semicircle, circle, square, diamond, triangle, and oval. But then, to bring shapes full circle, the reader is given a journey of how to find shapes in all different types of musical instruments, but primarily percussion instruments.
    • Disciplines: History, Geography, and Rhythm will be explored and appreciated
    • Grades: 1rd-2nd
    • Program length: 45 minutes
    • Stage setup: The program is set up 3/4 style, where the audience is on three sides of the performance space
    • Tech: The book is projected as a PowerPoint presentation

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