The Black Mirror Theatre was founded in 2011 in St. Louis, MO with a few guiding principles:
- To bring to St. Louis audiences dramatic literature seldom, if ever, seen including new work and seldom seen work of famous writers;
- To bring substance with clarity to issues of social and economic justice both here and abroad;
- To promote Irish language by shows and / or staged readings of work originally written in Irish, or by Irish writers or on Irish themes;
- To create a bridge into the professional theatre world for students and alumni of STLCC’s theatre program.
- And to have a direct, positive impact in our community on childhood abuse, neglect, hunger and health.
Bored Members – ooops, ah, Board Members
Black Mirror Theatre is a 501(c)(3) arts and education organization which has been, to date, wholly self-funded. In 2018, we will approach various arts funding organizations for additional support.
What It Means to be Irish – A Theatrical Snapshot of the Rising of 1916 (thoughts by Dennis Corcoran)
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It so, then this 3:39 min. video, a segment of a beautiful program created by RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann), is worth a library full of volumes on the history, culture, language, aspirations, set backs, dreams of the Irish people. Every word sung, every image, every detail, is a story unto itself …
The document portrayed as coming off the printing press is called the Proclamation. It was / is Ireland’s ”Declaration of Independence.” In it, it proclaims all Irish men and all Irish women to be equal partners in the birth of a free nation. It calls upon this Irish nation and its people to always ”cherish” its children, all, of any stripe … Not mere words, but a sacred trust. Please, give it a few moments of your time, and consider … to quote William Butler Yeats, ”A terrible beauty was born … ”