7 Jun 2014

Nashville Scene: ROGER’S VERSION a “great success”

Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady calls Roger’s Version “very smart stuff . . . highly recommended for theatergoers who like to think”, and declares David Compton’s performance as Roger Lambert a “spectacular tour de force”. Read the full review.

2 Jun 2014

Tennessean on ROGER’S VERSION: ‘remarkably compelling’

Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl offers a first review of our production of ROGER’S VERSION, saying “Blackbird has produced another remarkably compelling piece of theater”. Read the full review. Tennessean theatre writer Fiona Soltes interviews playwright/director Wes Driver and Vanderbilt’s Dr. Clifford Anderson on the theology and science behind ROGER’S VERSION. Read the article.

28 May 2014

ROGER’S VERSION opens Friday

Blackbird Theater is proud to present Roger’s Version, an original adaptation of the John Updike novel, written and directed by Blackbird Artistic Director Wes Driver. The story follows Roger Lambert, a bad-tempered divinity professor who finds his staid academic life and complacent faith challenged by the zealous ideas of Dale Kohler, a grad student who […]

30 Jan 2014

Nashville Scene trumpets MAN AND SUPERMAN

Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady says, “Beki Baker’s stalwart direction mobilizes a . . . dynamic ensemble in telling this quick-witted tale of mores in conflict in 1905 British society.” Read the full review.

27 Jan 2014

The first review is in!

Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl calls Blackbird’s MAN AND SUPERMAN “smart, funny, and thoroughly entertaining. Thanks to… exceptional performances, Blackbird manages to hit all the comedic high notes while honoring the play’s heavier philosophical themes.” Read the article. Performances continue on Tuesday and Thursday – with tickets for only $15 for these two nights! The […]

10 Oct 2013

Blackbird’s AMADEUS named Best Drama of 2013

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The Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville 2013” edition has named Blackbird Theater’s production of AMADEUS the Best Drama of 2013. “Blackbird Theater again traveled the ambitious high road this past year, scoring big with a serious yet accessible production of the challenging Peter Shaffer bio-fantasy about Mozart and the court composer Salieri…” writes theatre critic […]

9 Jun 2013

Review: Blackbird Provides Riveting Revival of ‘Oleanna

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Theatre critic Evans Donnell says, “Blackbird Theater’s riveting production makes the revival of David Mamet’s1992 thought-fest as powerful as it’s ever been…. David Compton and Jennifer Richmond are at the height of their acting powers…” Read the full review on ArtsNash.com.

2 Jun 2013

Nashville theatre hits its stride

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“There’s a problem with Nashville’s theatre scene, and the whole industry knows it,” says Blackbird Theater managing director Greg Greene, “It’s the fact that the majority of Nashvillians aren’t aware how good local theatre has become in the last few years. The theatre community is more energized, it’s drawing better talent, and it’s producing braver […]

19 May 2013

Auditions for Blackbird’s 2013/14 season

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We’re fortunate to work with some of the best theater talent in Middle Tennessee! You can learn about auditions for our fourth season on our Auditions page. Auditions will be held June 24-25. See the Auditions page for all the details

19 Apr 2013

Blackbird announces shows for 2013/14 season

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New Season Features Premieres by Two Legendary Writers For its 2013-14 Season, Blackbird Theater will feature two of the twentieth century’s more esteemed writers with one regional and one world premiere: George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork Man and Superman and a stage adaptation of John Updike’s acclaimed novel Roger’s Version. Blackbird will begin their season with […]