White, who is a veteran of Rebeck's plays, will lead the conversation with the Pulitzer Prize finalist that will take place at 6:30 PM at the Eastman Kodak Company Theater. The duo are currently at work on a new gender politics comedy for HBO entitled "Women's Studies," in which White will star. White has also been announced to return to Broadway this fall in Rebeck's The Understudy for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
"NYWIFT is delighted to continue our 2009 'Conversation' series with the multi-dimensional Theresa Rebeck whose literary skills have enriched our media," said Terry Lawler, NYWIFT's executive director, in a statement. "And we are doubly honored to have Julie White, whose acting has brought life to Theresa's characters, also join the conversation. These two outstanding women will make this a NYWFT event to remember."
Rebeck's plays include Mauritius, Our House, Bad Dates, The Scene, Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Finalist), The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels and The Butterfly Collection. Her writing for the screen includes "Dream On," "Brooklyn Bridge," "L.A. Law," "American Dreamer" and "Third Watch." Rebeck also wrote the novel "Three Girls and Their Brother."
Julie White earned a Tony Award for her performance in Douglas Carter Beane's stinging comedy The Little Dog Laughed. Her stage roles also include From Up Here, Bad Dates, Fiction, The Heidi Chronicles, Dinner With Friends, Barbra's Wedding, Spike Heels and The Family of Mann. Most recently White was seen on screen in "Transformers" and will costar in the film's sequel.
Tickets for "Conversation with… Theresa Rebeck" are $15 for NYWIFT members and $25 for the general public. For tickets, visit NYWIFT.org The Eastman Kodak Company Theater is located at 360 West 31st Street in Manhattan.