After four critically acclaimed seasons, Blackbird Theater will produce its magnum opus, the new musical Myth. Set in the world of Greek mythos, this is the story of how and why the gods were cast from Mt. Olympus. Written by Blackbird founders Wes Driver and Greg Greene, and composed by Michael Slayton, Chair of Composition […]
We’re excited to announce that Blackbird’s original comedic thriller Twilight of the Gods – which has been staged twice in the Memphis area since its 2010 premiere – receives its fourth and fifth productions this spring! It will be presented by The King’s Players, April 17-19, at The King’s College in New York City, and […]
We’re excited to share that the Nashville Scene recognized Blackbird’s production of ROGER’S VERSION as the Best Original Drama in their 2014 Best of Nashville edition! We’re also pleased and proud to see our collaborator Evelyn O’Neal Brush named Best Actress! The recognition notes her performances in Blackbird’s AMADEUS and MAN AND SUPERMAN. Congratulations to […]
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.
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.
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 […]