Chance Muehleck


An assembly for performance that fuses found and original material. Inspired by an apocryphal Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”


A chamber piece for five voices that explores memory and role-play in a fractured family dynamic.


A contemporary reboot of the myth of Persephone featuring found text, live music, and choreographed movement.

Chance D. Muehleck is a theatre artist, writer, and filmmaker based in New York City. He is co-founder of The Nerve Tank, an acclaimed independent theatre collective that produces hybrid, site-responsive work. He has collaborated with director Melanie S. Armer on many Nerve Tank pieces, including A Gathering, bauhaus the bauhaus, LIVE/FEED, and Opal. His texts often combine found material with heightened language and theme. His durational, multimedia installation The Attendants was called “an important new development in performance” by the Village Voice and was presented by Arts World Financial Center to a worldwide virtual audience.

His work has been developed in residence at Theatre Artists of Marin in California, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre, chashama, Dixon Place, and Incubator Arts Project in New York. Primary Stages commissioned him to write a short play on the American experience, which was then presented Off-Broadway. He is the recipient of the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting and was a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. In addition to play texts and concepts for performance, Chance has written lyrics for several Nerve Tank songs composed by Stephan Moore. He wrote and directed the short film “Sponge,” and his feature “The Vultures” was a finalist for the Slamdance Screenplay Competition.