The Purple Crayon of Yale

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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