3 May 2018

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 Apr 2018

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 […]

19 Aug 2015

Auditions for the Blackbird/Lipscomb production of THE CRUCIBLE

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AUDITION NOTICE THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller Produced by Blackbird Theater Company & the Lipscomb University Department of Theatre Directed by Beki Baker Audition Information Saturday, Sept. 12 (1:00-6:00 pm, 5-minute slots) Callbacks: Sunday, Sept. 13 (1:00-6:00 pm) Location: Lipscomb University Theatre (black box) Please prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue. Headshot/resume requested. To make an […]

14 Jul 2015

Previews for Myth hit the media

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With only days before its world premiere, Myth is receiving a lot of attention. Nashville Public Television Arts Break The Tennessean: Blackbird Theater realizes dream with ‘Myth’ lipscomb.edu: Alumni duo sees dream come to life with Blackbird’s ‘Myth’ Myth opens July 17. Get your tickets now!

9 Oct 2014

ROGER’S VERSION named Best Original Drama

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 […]

2 Sep 2014

Auditions for Blackbird’s fifth season

Auditions for Blackbird’s fifth season, featuring the original musical MYTH, are set for Sept 22 and 23. Visit the Auditions page for details.

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 […]