The Control Group was founded in 2000 because some kids wanted an experimental theater company - so they founded one. By devising two to four productions and ‘happenings’ per year, the ensemble remains dedicated to creating pieces of theater that incorporate a variety of performance and art forms.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience celebrating and building community and advancing economic development.  The Festival’s ambitious music, dance, and theater programs fill New Haven with renowned international stars, newly-discovered artists, and a number of U.S. and world premieres each season. The eclectic ideas program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking. The Festival also features plenty of family-friendly events. It continues to make more than 80% of Festival events free to the public, including some of the most prestigious opera, jazz, classical, rock, folk and fusion music in the world.   
The Purple Crayon
The Purple Crayon is an improvisational comedy group made up of undergraduates at Yale University. Founded in 1985, the troupe has been performing for audiences young and old ever since. Dedicated to pushing limits and experimenting with improv, Purple Crayon performs a wide variety of formats, usually in a long form style. Since their shows vary quite a bit (and obviously aren’t planned in advance), they at any time might feature recurring characters, musical improv, extended storylines, weird noises/physicality, or kitchen cabinets (mimed).  Purple Crayon performs dozens of shows each year both on-campus and off, and while based in New Haven, Connecticut, the group travels throughout the Northeast to perform and run workshops at schools, corporations, and comedy festivals.  
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The Whitney Humanities Center is an interdisciplinary institution that reflects Yale University’s longstanding commitment to the humanities. The Whitney promotes research and scholarly exchange across fields and is especially committed to supporting the activities of faculty and students whose work transcends departmental boundaries. The Whitney is also home to the Humanities Program, an interdisciplinary council of scholars from eleven departments responsible for two of Yale’s most prestigious interdepartmental undergraduate programs: Directed Studies and the Humanities major. Beyond this, the Whitney hosts a wide array of events, from international symposia and lectures to screenings, festivals, conferences, workshops, and visits by distinguished filmmakers sponsored throughout the year by Films at the Whitney.
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The American Studies program examines, from several perspectives, the development and expressions of a national culture and myriad subcultures, as well as borderland and diasporic cultures. By means of a combination of foundational lecture courses, core seminars, American Studies courses, and courses from relevant disciplines (literature, history, the arts, and the social or behavioral sciences), students in the American Studies program explore diverse aspects of the American experience locally, nationally, and globally. Each student chooses one of five areas of concentration: national formations; the international United States; material cultures and built environments; politics and American communities; and visual, audio, literary, and performance cultures.  
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For more than 40 years, the Yale Cabaret has been the home of cutting-edge theater at Yale University. The productions, which change on a weekly basis, reflect the passion and diversity of the graduate students at the Yale School of Drama.  
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Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research‚ such as residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the Reference Library and Photo Archive‚ Conservation Laboratory‚ and Study Room for examining works on paper. An affiliated institution in London‚ the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art‚ awards grants and fellowships‚ publishes academic titles‚ and sponsors Yale’s only credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program‚ Yale-in-London.