Hello collectively we are the Exit Players but individually we have names
The Exit Players were founded in the spring of 1984, introducing improv to Yale's campus. Since then, the group has performed hundreds of shows at schools, theaters, and festivals across the country.
When we're not performing, the Exit Players teach improv workshops for students of all ages across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Austin to Washington D.C.
Closer to Yale, we've worked with Connecticut schools and non-profit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven, the Amity Teen Center, and the LGBTQ* Youth Kickback. We tailor our workshops to any experience level, from complete beginner to advanced maker-upper.
Please describe the organization's purpose and/or mission. Statements of Purpose should only be a few sentences long, at maximum.
We learn and perform dynamic, long form improv. Exit strives to be as inclusive and open as possible, combating a history of comedy as a cis white male space. We are committed to portraying human, three-dimensional characters, not empty stereotypes, and creating on-stage worlds where marginalized voices are empowered, not silenced.
When does your organization typically meet, whether for a group meeting, a reading, a rehearsal, or another regularly occuring event?