About Us

We founded Black Ice Theatre in order to engage audiences through fresh and daring plays that explore themes that are both vital to the modern moment and timeless representations of the human experience. Much like black ice itself, our plays will be unexpected and slick. Black comedies, intense dramas, plays based on actual events & characters not often represented in Tahoe will fill our 3-to-4 show seasons. We'll create a safe and artistic space to both entertain and challenge our audiences.

Black Ice Theatre Co. is a not-for-profit that was developed by a group of theatre professionals from different backgrounds based in South Lake Tahoe. Individually, our works have been produced across the country and have been the recipients of many awards.

Though theatre is really starting to take off in Tahoe, we want to give our audiences more than just light-hearted comedies and classic musicals. The times we live in call for a mirror to be held up to society, for artists to push ourselves and for the community to come together and share an experience that might just make us question our own lives, values and behavior.

Theatre is a vital part of the Tahoe experience for both locals and visitors. It brings people together. It helps create empathy. It stimulates the economy. And we need more of it.

Awards & Honors


2019 Alliance Awards

'night, Mother
Best Overall Production winner

Best Director winner
Richard S. Sargent

Best Actress winner
Pamela Taylor

Best Actress nominee
Briana Biller

Best Theatre Technician winner
Ellen Martin

Black Ice Theatre Co is fiscally sponsored by Left Coast Theatre Co., San Francisco's home for original LGBT theatre.