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THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
BOZEMAN  |  July 14, 15 & 16
MISSOULA  |  August 5 & 6
written by Bertolt Brecht
created by the company
directed by Connor Berkompas

In the outbreak of war,

a mother abandons her child.

Grusha, a kitchen maid, rescues him

and embarks on a perilous journey.

Terrible is the temptation to be good...

 

Brecht’s intensely political and deeply human story exposes the destructive power of ownership, as well as the arbitrary nature of justice. 

The Caucasian Chalk Circle asks, "How do we decide who is best fit to care for the lands we inhabit?"

Nervous Theatre redirects this question to our own community in a playful, bold, and thought-provoking new production.

TINWORKS ART
Bozeman, MT
July 14, 15 & 16
WESTSIDE THEATRE
Missoula, MT
August 5 & 6
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Danielle N. Sather
Grusha
Danielle is a Bozeman-based theatre artist. She has an MFA in Acting, an MA in Performance Studies, and serves as co-artistic director for Bozeman Actors Theatre. You may remember her from lots of things.
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Isabel Shaida
performer
Isabel is a movement artist and community organizer. She volunteers with Gallatin Valley Sunrise and currently sits on the Bozeman Sustainability Board. Isabel has devised original works as well as having performed with Monica Bill Barnes & Co. and Double Edge Theatre. She continues to train with SITI Co. and Wendell Beavers and studies somatic embodiment. She believes that through caring for one another, entering our bodies, we can create structural change.
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Sympathie the Clown
performer
A writer/performer from New York who recently relocated to Bozeman, MT. They are a founding member of Nervous Theatre. Recent credits include Nervous Theatre’s productions of Strange Mating Calls, Mommy's Dead and The Maids. Other credits include Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Theatre Out of Bounds) and Rat Queen Theatre Company's Judy Doomed Us All.  BFA: Boston Conservatory
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Gabriel Taurman
performer
Gabriel has performed with Nervous Theatre, the Ellen Theatre, Bozeman Actor's Theatre, and throughout the treasure state with Montana's Shakespeare in the Parks school tour. Most recently, he was part of Nervous Theater's company-devised production Strange Mating Calls. BFA: New York University.
Connor Berkompas
director/performer
Connor is the founding artistic director of Nervous Theatre. 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 and MOMMY'S DEAD AND THEY BURIED HER IN MOSCOW as well as a touring production of THE MAIDS. BFA: Boston Conservatory
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Production Team

Writer

Bertolt Brecht

Translation

Alistair Beaton

 

Director/Designer

Connor Berkompas

Stage Manager

Olivia Olson

for booking inquiries contact Connor Berkompas at nervoustheatreco@gmail.com