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 email@example.com.
Heritage Theater Ensemble is committed to the continuation and evolution of Black theatre at Yale. HTE aims to revive and uncover the too-often ignored black voice through workshops and performance. Our goal is to reach not only the immediate Yale community, but to branch out into the greater New Haven public. HTE strives to confront audiences with complex issues of race and identity. Above all else, members of HTE are artists dedicated to creative collaboration and exploration.
Yale Children's Theater is a community service group at Yale which performs two shows every semester for children in the greater New Haven area. Our shows are written and directed by Yale students, and are typically adaptations of familiar children's stories. Our casts typically include both students with extensive acting experience and students with no prior acting experience, and we rehearse in a laid-back, easygoing atmosphere.
If you are interested in acting in a YCT show, or if you are interested in writing and directing a show targeted at 3-8 year-olds, email our Artistic Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Productions Coordinator (email@example.com) or our Publicity Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). No singing ability or acting experience is required, we ask only that our actors are enthusiastic and would enjoy performing for children.
Please note we also welcome volunteers for our children's workshops and traveling performance troupe. For more information on all of our programs, visit our website at yalechildrenstheater.org.
Common Room is Yale's first and only undergraduate theater company exclusively dedicated to the production of original student-written work. As an intimate collective of actors, writers, and directors, we strive to both acknowledge and embrace the inevitable limitations of any college production (i.e. time, budget, the age of our actors). Our goal is to make theater that focuses on both actor and text to tell stories about young people like us for young people like us. Every Fall we put up an original play that is written by one or more of our members and workshopped by the entire group throughout the earlier months of the semester. We revise, rehearse, and produce collaboratively, and due to the nature of our membership, the end of one show only signals the beginning of the next. Beyond the theater we make, we also offer a close-knit community of peers, a home base of friends and fellow artists who help and inspire each other to create. Common Room auditions take place in January and are open to freshmen and sophomores