The Nerve Tank is the exploratory and developmental wing of LIVE Theater Company. Founded in 2006 by Melanie S. Armer and Chance D. Muehleck, The Nerve Tank is an incubator for theatrical performance. We collaborate with actors and designers in a spirit of artistic adventure, and our rehearsal methods lie outside the traditional models. 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 Theatre for the New City, chashama, the New York International Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, and Pittsburgh’s Flux Festival. We are currently in residence at The Brooklyn Lyceum.