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Strike a nerve with us. Join us on our mission to create a new and exciting artistic community in Dayton.

Our unfiltered storytelling style + experimentation = Innovation

What does that “innovation” really mean for Dayton?

  • Opportunities for new voices and new perspectives to be shared and heard

  • Opportunities for artists to work on unique and challenging material

  • Opportunities for artists to be properly valued for the work they do

  • Opportunities for audiences to discover new artistic experiences

It takes a fuckin’ village y’all

With your generous support, we can put more money in an artist’s pocket, keep creating our brand of raw, real and relevant theatre, and build the kind of artistic community that Dayton deserves.

    Every little bit helps. Check out how far your donation can go:

  • $25 will pay for a script for 2 artists.

  • $75 will cover the cost of renting a single light for 1 week.

  • $150 will cover the cost of rights for one performance.

  • $250 will go towards paying an artist's stipend.

Become a donor today.

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* If you are an individual or businesses who wants to contribute more than $500 per season, reach out to us at sposnorship@nervetheatre.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Short on cash?

Ooof. We've been there. Here are 3 other ways you can support us that cost you literally $0 and only a few minutes of your time.


Amazon Smile

You shop, we earn $$

  1. Sign into smile.amazon.com

  2. Go to Your Account and select the option to Change your charity

  3. Search for/select The Nerve Theatre

  4. A percentage of personal purchases (at no extra cost) will directly support The Nerve

  5. OR you can purchase/donate items to us via our wishlist


Kroger Community Rewards

You get groceries, we get $$

  1. Create/sign in to your account at kroger.com

  2. Go to Your Account and select the Community Rewards menu item

  3. Search for organization XM202

  4. FYI: You will see Playground Theatre, Inc., but we are in the process of updating it post-rebrand.

  5. A percentage of your grocery purchases (at no extra cost) will directly support The Nerve

Don't worry. We're legit.

The Nerve Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Your contribution will qualify as a charitable contribution under Internal Revenue Code.

The Nerve's Federal ID number is: 47-1626207

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