About Nervous Theatre

Nervous Theatre is a repertory company dedicated to producing and touring new works and radically reimagined classics. We are a rootless theatrical collective that grew out of the Boston Conservatory where our founding members met.


questioning theatrical forms

subverting audience expectations

challenging conventional use of space and physicality


making theatre that is accessible, affordable, and inclusive

creating experiences that exploit and celebrate the "liveness" of theatre

bringing our work to a wide variety of communities 

“work on the nerves of the audience, not their intellect.”
-Samuel Beckett.


Connor Berkompas

Artistic Director

Connor is a freelance director and scenic designer based in Southern California where he most recently directed Macbeth at the American Coast Theatre Company and Sigh No More at Vanguard University. As a teaching artist he has worked at the Orange County School of the Arts, Vanguard University, and Tate Academy. He has worked as a director and performer with companies on both coasts including American Coast Theater Company, New Repertory Theatre, 3-D Theatricals, Musical Theatre West, and Opera North.

BFA: Boston Conservatory



Annabella Joy

 Marketing Director

Annabella is an actress, singer, dancer, and teaching artist. A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, she received her BFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in classical acting and dance. She has worked with a variety of companies including Theatre By the Sea in Matunuck, RI and American Repertory Theater in Boston, MA. She currently resides in Bozeman, MT where she practices theatre and teaches voice and acting to her students at The Ellen Theatre's TATE Academy. Outside of her theatrical career, Annabella is also a songwriter and visual artist: painting, drawing, and collage work.


Sympathie the Clown

Founding Member

Sympathie the Clown  is a writer/performer from Brooklyn. Recently created the role of Nancy Reagan in Rat Queen Theatre Company's Judy Doomed Us All (Ice Factory).

BFA: Boston Conservatory