The White Horse Theater Company was created in the fall of 2002 by actors Rod Sweitzer & Kirk Kjeldsen out of a strong desire to make meaningful, passionate theater. For Rod and Kirk, Sam Shepard’s True West had long been a dream project. They hired director and fellow Shepard fan Cyndy A. Marion, who had just directed Fool for Love as her MFA Thesis project at Brooklyn College. Cyndy wanted nothing more than to create an artistic home where she could continue her celebration and investigation of American culture.
From the very beginning, White Horse was committed to allowing its members to realize projects of their dreams. Rod and Cyndy envisioned a company that provides an ideal creative environment for its artists. United by a love of Sam Shepard and other great American playwrights, as well as a fascination with the American West, the American family and the search for an American identity, the company remains committed to making theater of a distinctly American flavor.