About Us

Mission

The Black Mirror Theatre was founded in 2011 in St. Louis, MO with a few guiding principles:

  1. To bring to St. Louis audiences dramatic literature seldom, if ever, seen including new work and seldom seen work of famous writers;
  2. To bring substance with clarity to issues of social and economic justice both here and abroad;
  3. To promote Irish language by shows and / or staged readings of work originally written in Irish, or by Irish writers or on Irish themes;
  4. To create a bridge into the professional theatre world for students and alumni of STLCC’s theatre program.
  5. And to have a direct, positive impact in our community on childhood abuse, neglect, hunger and health.

Bored Members – ooops, ah, Board Members

Julia Belz

Grace Booth

Dennis Michael Corcoran

Sharon Corcoran

Madeline Finn

Catherine Hopkins

Michelle Rebollo

Michelle Zielinski

 Financials

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 … ”