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About Nervous Theatre


Nervous Theatre is a theatrical collective dedicated to creating ensemble-driven new works and radically reimagined classics. 

As a nomadic company, our work has been created and presented across the country with roots in Bozeman, Boston, and the Twin Cities.

NERVOUS THEATRE has a knack for modern storytelling. Remarkably complicated direction comes across as simple and effortless thanks to the brilliant cast and beautiful design.

An electrifying company that I will be

sure to keep a close eye on!

 -The Arts Business



creating ensemble-based collaborations

celebrating and exploiting
the 'liveness' of theatre for all its physical and communal possibilities 

making adventurous theatre that is accessible, affordable, and inclusive

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 theatre-maker and teaching artist residing in Bozeman, MT. He recently co-created an original adaptation of Samuel Beckett's TEXTS FOR NOTHING performed at The Boston Conservatory and Gloucester Stage. Projects with Nervous Theatre include THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, the world premieres of STRANGE MATING CALLS (Tinworks Art exhibition) and MOMMY'S DEAD AND THEY BURIED HER IN MOSCOW, as well as a touring production of THE MAIDS (Tenth Ave Arts Center, Isaac Studio Theatre, Ellen Theatre). As a teaching artist he has worked at the Orange County School of the Arts, Vanguard University, and Tate Academy. 

BFA: Boston Conservatory


Annabella Joy

Founding Member

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 who recently relocated to Bozeman, MT. She is a founding member of Nervous Theatre. Recent projects with Nervous Theatre include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Strange Mating Calls, Mommy's Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow, and the 2020 tour of The Maids. Other theatre projects include Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Theatre Out of Bounds and Rat Queen Theatre Company’s Judy Doomed Us All (Ice Factory) where she created the role of Nancy Reagan. BFA: Boston Conservatory

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