The Talk 

Adapted and Directed by Michelle Zielinski from Derek Patterson's art piece entitled "Letters to Mom and Dad," The Black Mirror Theatre Company has revisited one of our short plays produced in December of 2018 which examines race and the sober communication Black families still have to protect their sons and daughters from institutional racism and police abuse. And while "The Talk" wouldn't have saved George Floyd or Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery or Sandra Bland or Tamir Rice or Elijah Glay or Walter Wallace, Jr., we feel it's time to be reminded of this reality and to strive forward for a better America.


Special thanks to Derek Patterson, Turquoise Brown, Sherre Ward as Mom and Don McClendon as Dad. 

In solidarity,


J. Michelle Rebollo 

Artistic Director

The Black Mirror Theatre Company                                            


Congratulations to Carly Uding on her nomination and win!

2020 Saint Louis Theatre Circle award

outstanding supporting  actress in a drama for 

Translations . 


The Black Mirror Theatre was founded in 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri with these guiding principles:  to present productions of substance with clarity and simplicity on topics of social and economic justice; to provide opportunities in professional theatre for students and alumni of St. Louis Community College; and to help combat childhood hunger in our region.

Black Mirror Theatre is a 501c3 organization. Please consider donating to our company to assist us in backing our upcoming season of productions.  

Now in our 10th year of producing critically acclaimed theatre in the Saint Louis Metro Region, we believe in also giving back.  With every show that our company produces, we donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation BackPack. This local St. Louis non-for-profit organization that helps fight childhood hunger throughout the metro St. Louis area by providing weekend food assistance. In 2018 our company was able to give enough so that 20 children ate food every weekend of the school year.  

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Congratulations to Carly Uding on her 2020 Saint Louis Theatre Circle Awards nomination and win for the production of Translations.


supporting  actress in a drama


"Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace."




Get in touch with Black Mirror Theatre to learn more about our work, share your thoughts and find out how you can get involved. 

J. Michelle Rebollo, Artistic Director

St. Louis, Missouri

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