42 min

Robert Arleigh White - The Storyteller's Story - Theater Director, Actor, Activist Swan Dive

    • Entrepreneurship

Robert Arleigh White’s life forever changed when at 14 years old, his lifelong friend, Lenny, handed him a flyer and said, "Come on, we're gonna audition for the school play." In that moment, as Bob now recalls, Lenny handed him is life. Bob shares his winding but deliberate path, from high school teacher (11 yrs) to running Theater Jacksonville (16 yrs), where he directed over 50 plays, to Exec Dir, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (14 yrs), to VP Development Museum of Science & History (2 yrs) and, finally, to Principal with Robert Arleigh White + Associates, overseeing and advising nonprofit arts organizations in North Florida. Bob has also been active in promoting a host of arts related, community and civil rights initiatives. In recognition of over 20 years of successful legislative and community advocacy, the City of Jacksonville named August 12 “Robert Arleigh White Day.” Dubbed “the kindest motherfucker in the whole goddamned city,” Bob’s life has been committed to assuring that everyone’s story gets told. Watch his RAW Talk, “What I did with my pandemic.”
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Robert Arleigh White’s life forever changed when at 14 years old, his lifelong friend, Lenny, handed him a flyer and said, "Come on, we're gonna audition for the school play." In that moment, as Bob now recalls, Lenny handed him is life. Bob shares his winding but deliberate path, from high school teacher (11 yrs) to running Theater Jacksonville (16 yrs), where he directed over 50 plays, to Exec Dir, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (14 yrs), to VP Development Museum of Science & History (2 yrs) and, finally, to Principal with Robert Arleigh White + Associates, overseeing and advising nonprofit arts organizations in North Florida. Bob has also been active in promoting a host of arts related, community and civil rights initiatives. In recognition of over 20 years of successful legislative and community advocacy, the City of Jacksonville named August 12 “Robert Arleigh White Day.” Dubbed “the kindest motherfucker in the whole goddamned city,” Bob’s life has been committed to assuring that everyone’s story gets told. Watch his RAW Talk, “What I did with my pandemic.”
Share your Swan Dive at www.swandive.us

42 min