News

3 May

The Big Payback 2018 a big success!

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Blackbird friends, we are singing your praises to the heavens! You took us over the top yesterday in The Big Payback campaign, giving $1,045 and unlocking Wes’ and Greg’s matching funds for a total of $2,045! Because you care about theatre in Middle Tennessee, we are in an even stronger position to knock your socks […]

29 April

Help us take flight with this Wednesday’s Big Payback event

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Blackbird Theater is ending a two-year hiatus this October with the return of our original comedic thriller Twilight of the Gods. Help Blackbird come back strong by joining us for Wednesday’s Big Payback event. Our goal is to raise a modest $2,000. Blackbird founders Wes Driver and Greg Greene are putting up $500 each for […]

24 April

Blackbird returns with TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

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Two years is a long time to maintain radio silence. We’re glad to finally be breaking it! The Blackbird team is winding up to present Twilight of the Gods in a fresh staging at a new venue. TOTG was our first show as Blackbird Theater, produced at Shamblin Theater in partnership with our good friends […]

Testimonials

What the critics are saying

  • Amy Stumpfl, Tennesseean

    “There‘s no denying the razor-sharp precision of Blackbird‘s staging of Pacific Overtures, which features a virtual Who‘s Who of Nashville talent.”

    - Amy Stumpfl, Tennesseean
  • Evans Donnell, ArtNowNashville.com

    “The production values and performances are first class. . . . Magic lives up to its title because Blackbird makes it enchanting in every way.”

    - Evans Donnell, ArtNowNashville.com
  • Jeff Ellis, Broadwayworld.com

    “Feasting on the banquet that is the musical, magical prose of Tom Stoppard, the cast of Blackbird Theater Company’s Arcadia delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of his intellectually stimulating play.”

    - Jeff Ellis, Broadwayworld.com
  • Ted Swindley, Author/ Director of Always . . . Patsy Cline

    “Twilight of the Gods is a smart, witty, and most engaging evening of theatre. These gifted playwrights know how to tell a story and can hold the audience’s complete attention in this taut and marvelously crafted mystery.”

    - Ted Swindley, Author/ Director of Always . . . Patsy Cline

We produce theatrical works that are intellectually rich and imaginatively rendered – works by artists like Sondheim, Stoppard, Shaw, Shaffer, as well as original works.