About Nervous Theatre



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

Nervous Theatre is based in Bozeman, MT.


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 theatre-maker and teaching artist residing in Bozeman, MT. He recently created an original adaptation of Samuel Beckett's TEXTS FOR NOTHING, which premiered at The Boston Conservatory. Projects with Nervous Theatre include the world premieres of STRANGE MATING CALLS (Tinworks Art exhibition) and MOMMY'S DEAD AND THEY BURIED HER IN MOSCOW (filmed at The Ellen Theater in Montana) 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 include Nervous Theatre’s Strange Mating Calls, Mommy's Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow, and the 2020 tour of The Maids, 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