Lackland Theatre - Tornado Recovery

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On March 3, 2020 Nashville was hit with a devastating tornado, which hit the area of the home of Lackland Theatre's home at The Church at Lockeland Springs.

The theatre company had just finished its first few nights of performing Romeo and Juliet, when the disaster occurred, and were unable to continue with the remaining performances because the church received significant damage.  

As a result of the damage to the church, the theatre company and performers lost all of their audio equipment, props, costumes, and other items.  Some of these items were owned by the performers (all of which are children and young adults), and some of the more expensive items, such as the audio equipment, were on loan to the theatre company.

This campaign was created to help them recover from the loss, as well as replacing the items that were on loan to the company or that were owned by the performers.  Any additional proceeds over the cost of replacing these items will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to be routed directly to the areas of greatest need.

Thank you for supporting this little gem of a theatre company that works with the children and young adults of Nashville.  The Lackland Theatre Company is directed by my daughter, Hadassah Bird (Nashville TN)

(Lackland Theatre Company works in conjunction with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.)

- Thank you
Joni McKeown
Nashville TN



  • Molly Morphett 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Karyn Bryant 
    • $75 
    • 2 mos
  • Lisa & Alex Jackson 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Tara & Kyle Jackson 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Terry and Karen Murphy 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joni McKeown 
Nashville, TN
Hadassah Bird 
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