Named One to Watch in 2010 by BroadwayWorld, The Nerve Tank is a world-class innovator in theatrical performance. Founded by Melanie S. Armer and Chance Muehleck, the company collaborates with actors and designers in a spirit of artistic adventure and remodels traditional performance methods. We combine elements of popular culture, mediated image, and physical presence to test lines of engagement between spectator and live event. 

Based in New York, we have staged works at chashama, Dixon Place, University Settlement, Incubator Arts Project, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Grace Building Plaza, and La MaMa ETC. From 2008 to 2010 we were the resident theatre company of the Brooklyn Lyceum. NT was named a Person of the Year by the New York Theatre Experience, and The Maiden was nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Performance Art Production in 2014.

We also produce short films and an audio drama called Dreamland.

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