March 1 – 18, 2018

Adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen
Based on the book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Winner of the National Book Award
New Production!

"I don't do colors. It is better when things are black and white."

In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad.  Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon is gone and she’s all on her own. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of “closure” in the dictionary, she realizes that is what she and her father need. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white--the world is full of colors--messy and beautiful.

Caitlin's thought processes, including her own unique brand of logic, are the star of this moving production about the differences that make us who we are.

Parents, you can review our Parent Tip & Info page which helps you know if your child is ready for the show.


Director  // ERNIE NOLAN
Scenic Design // COURT WATSON
Costume Design // PATRICIA TABER
Lighting Design // SCOTT LEATHERS
Projection Design // MARANDA DEBUSK
Company Stage Manager // DANIEL C. BREWER



Nashville Children's Theatre builds all of our productions right here in Nashville. From concept to construction, our artisans create original designs for each production. 

As each production is developed, Executive Artistic Director Ernie Nolan and the design team works through show concepts with renderings, models, samples and sketches to determine what the show will look like in each scene. Below, take a sneak peak at early draft renderings by Scenic Designer Court Watson, who will be making his company debut with this brand new production.