Raw. Real. Relevant.

We are The Nerve–Dayton's risk-taking theatre company, telling unfiltered stories in immersive spaces.

Our 21/22 Season

is now

We are an ensemble driven theatre company working to build a safe and encouraging artistic community in Dayton where local artists can discover their voice and explore their craft. We believe that theatre should be for everyone, which is why we are always intentional about making our performances accessible and affordable for all audiences. We tell universally relatable stories that stick with you long after you leave the theatre. Our risk-taking, immersive approach exposes the human experience in its most intimate form: how we can hurt each other, and how we can make each other whole. Striking a nerve—it’s what we do.

Who the hell am I, anyway?

Our 2021/2022 Season

This season explores identity; A topic we are all intimately familiar with having gone through this pandemic. So many people have grappled with their identity, questioned their life choices, changed their path, or discovered a new part of themselves. Both plays this season feature characters who are either questioning who they are or discovering who they want to be.

The Archive.

Check out our past shows and discover why our brand of theatre will get under your skin.

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