Control Group

The Control Group

The Control Group is Yale’s only experimental theater ensemble. Comprised of performers, directors, writers, and artists from a variety of disciplines, The Control Group meets on a regular basis to train and generate content for upcoming performances. We draw from techniques and styles that are idiosyncratic to Control Group as well as from the expertise and experience of current members. Control Group is constantly redefining itself to address the interests of current members and the contemporary possibilities and challenges of live performance. Historically, we have trained in techniques and styles including Viewpoints, Suzuki, Muscle & Bone, Grotowski, Laban, and many without names. The Control Group puts up one major show each semester and multiple “happenings” as impulse dictates. There are a few secret rules that we follow strictly in designing a show, but a Control Group show is a totally unpredictable and unrepeatable experience for every audience member. Auditions for the group occur at the beginning of the school year. If you would like to find out more about The Control Group or would like to be placed on our mailing list, please e-mail

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