WesDriver_HeadShot Artistic Director

Wes Driver is a writer, director, and actor who, in partnership with Greg, founded Blackbird Theater Company in 2010. For Blackbird, Wes has directed Pacific Overtures (co-directed with Greg), Amadeus, and Oleanna. He also coauthored and directed their debut production Twilight of the Gods, which was honored as the Nashville Scene’s “Best New Play” of that year. In 2014, Wes directed and wrote the original stage adaptation of Roger’s Version, based on the John Updike novel, which was named “Best Original Drama” by the Scene in 2014 and was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award sponsored by the American Theatre Critics Association. Wes has also appeared on stage in Blackbird’s productions of Arcadia and Man and Superman.

 

GregGreen_HeadShotManaging Director

Greg Greene is a playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor, director, and voice artist. In 1992, Greg began his collaboration with Wes on a student film project, the satirical sitcom Take My Life, Please. In the years following, they together wrote and produced the “Murder at Avalon” series and began experimenting in the soon-to-emerge 24-hour play phenomenon, successfully writing, directing, and producing five one-acts, each within a 24-hour period. Starting in 1997, Greg has served as a key creative developer of the children’s video series JAM Films, having authored twenty-one screenplays, directing or co-directing many of them. He has also written, produced, and directed promotional videos for a number of Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations. In 2004, Greg and Wes began developing the story for Myth, their first foray into musical theater, written in collaboration with composer Michael Slayton. Greg and his wife Chelle enjoy spending time with their triplets—Ashley, Mason, and Aussie.

 

Board of Directors

Wes Driver, Artistic Director

Greg Greene, Managing Director

Tracy Dean

Mike Fernandez

Brad Forrister

Randy Spivey

Advisory Board

Karla Chavez, Latino Chamber of Commerce

Peter Fields, Salama Urban Ministries

Bart Liddle, Rocketown

Sarah Martin McConnell, Music for Seniors

Irene Moser, Nashville Chinese School