Theatre Performance: A world premiere co-production between Nervous Theatre & Bozeman Actors Theatre

Kevin Brustuen  |   Monday Aug. 2nd, 2021

Follow the performers around the Tinworks Art exhibition at Story Mill in the immersive new theatre production Strange Mating Calls, a co-production between Nervous Theatre and Bozeman Actors Theatre. This world premiere theatre piece reimagines Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial 1968 film Teorema. The adaptation is created by the company of actors and directed by Connor Berkompas.

A mysterious visitor descends upon an upper-class home and seduces each member of the household, radically disrupting the family structure. Pasolini’s original story begs the question, what happens when we are suddenly forced to really look at ourselves- our identities, our impact on the world around us, our repressed desires... all at once?

“Our production subtly interpolates the audience into the show,” says performer Danielle Sather, a board member at Bozeman Actors Theatre. “There will be very little possibility for passive consumption of the piece, which makes it a really exciting collaborative experience with the community!”

Director Connor Berkompas says of the adaptation process, “this is the first time we’re using a film as our source material. Pasolini’s sparse screenplay contains very little dialogue, and we wanted to embrace that. We’ve been exploring how compelling behavior and theatricality can exist in silence.”

Nervous Theatre is a nomadic theatre company dedicated to producing new works and radically reimagined classics. Winner of Bozeman Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for ‘Best Touring Production’ and hailed as ‘Ambitious and Fabulous’ by the San Diego Reader, Nervous Theatre was last seen in Bozeman with their critically acclaimed production of Mommy’s Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow. For Strange Mating Calls, Nervous Theatre is teaming up with Bozeman Actors Theatre, a staple of Bozeman’s performing arts community. 

Strange Mating Calls will be presented at the Tinworks Art exhibition in Bozeman’s Story Mill warehouse, August 5-7 and 19-21. All performances begin at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Due to the immersive staging of this performance, there will be no late seating.

Tickets for Strange Mating Calls are available at two pricing options, $15 for a General ticket or $30 for a “Support the Arts” ticket. To purchase tickets to this event, go to For more information about the show, please

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