June 07 2014
Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady calls Roger’s Version “very smart stuff . . . highly recommended for theatergoers who like to think.”
June 05 2014
Nashville arts critic Evans Donnell reviews Roger’s Version for ArtsNash.com: “Director Wes Driver nimbly walks the tightrope between intellectual rigor and emotional engagement.”
June 02 2014
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”.
May 28 2014
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.
January 30 2014
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.
January 27 2014
Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl calls Blackbird’s MAN AND SUPERMAN “smart, funny, and thoroughly entertaining.”
October 10 2013
The Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville 2013” edition has named Blackbird Theater’s production of AMADEUS the Best Drama of 2013.
June 09 2013
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….” Read the full review on ArtsNash.com. Performances conclude June 13-15 in Lipscomb’s University Theatre.
June 02 2013
If you haven’t seen local theatre lately, you don’t know what you’re missing! To prove it, Blackbird Theater is giving away 200 OLEANNA tickets to anyone who hasn’t seen a locally produced play in the last 3 years.
May 19 2013
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.
April 19 2013
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.
April 19 2013
Here’s a first look at the poster for Blackbird Theater’s production of OLEANNA by David Mamet. Art by award-winning designer Joe Jacobellis.
March 17 2013
Nashville Scene’s Martin Brady: “Nashville’s ever-maturing theater landscape is studded these days with capable artists hitting their ambitious stride with challenging scripts. None more so than Blackbird Theater, which last weekend opened an epic production of ‘Amadeus’.” Read the full review.
March 12 2013
The Tennessean’s Amy Stumpfl says, “Marked by exceptional performances and a fabulous design, Blackbird’s staging delivers dramatic delight that is simultaneously intimate and immense.” Read the review.
March 09 2013
Reviewer Evans Donnell of ArtsNash.com writes, “In Blackbird Theater’s presentation Brian Webb Russell…. gives us a profoundly moving portrait of the “patron saint of mediocrities” which anchors their elegant and highly entertaining production. Full review
March 07 2013
Nashville Public Television’s Linda Wei interviews director Wes Driver and actor Brian Webb Russell about Blackbird Theater’s AMADEUS!
January 25 2013
Tim Parker provides this amazing poster for our March production of AMADEUS. Check this out!
January 22 2013
Blackbird joins Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, Lipscomb University Department of Music, and FiftyForward Music for Seniors to present MOZART IN MUSIC CITY this March and April.
January 10 2013
First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis presented Blackbird with the award for Outstanding Theatre Company of 2012. Blackbird also received the nod for Outstanding Play of 2012 for its production of RED.
August 29 2012
Red opens in Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University on October 4. Meet cast members Ronnie Meek and Justin Boccitto.
June 12 2012
Casting is complete for Blackbird’s 2012/2013 season, including Red by John Logan and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.
May 01 2012
Blackbird Theater will hold auditions for both Red and Amadeus on May 21 & 22. See our audition page for details.
April 05 2012
Blackbird Theater proudly presents two penetrating, award-winning shows for its 2012-2013 season: Red by John Logan and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.
February 09 2012
Martin Brady: Sondheim’s revelatory Pacific Overtures shines in an atypically small venue (read the review)
February 05 2012
The reviews are in! From both professional and personal sources the word is glowing! Check out what people are saying about Pacific Overtures
February 03 2012
Reviews are in from BroadwayWorld.com and ArtNowNashville.com, and Jim Ridley from the Nashville Scene puts in his two cents!
February 02 2012
As Pacific Overtures takes its first bow tonight, we present you with a few fun facts and definitions!
February 01 2012
Playwright Jim Reyland writes about Blackbird Theater and Pacific Overtures in Nashville’s premiere arts publication.
February 01 2012
Nashville arts/culture maven and longtime Nashville Scene writer Jim Ridley tells the ‘ville why you shouldnt’ miss Pacific Overtures.
January 30 2012
Journalist Fiona Soltes previews Pacific Overtures in Sunday’s Tennessean!