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. Visit the booking tab to learn more about bringing our improv to your school or workplace!
We do experimental, awesome, long form improv. Always looking to try out fun new styles, we’ve done everything from established forms like the Armando and the Close Quarters to more distinctive open sets and genre shows.
I've seen improv shows with some of the best groups in New York, and you guys were just as good as any of them. Ben Karlin, Executive Producer, The Daily Show The Exit Players have a kind of frenetic, freewheeling wit; you have to listen fast with these Exit Players, or you'll wind up unhappy to have missed what everyone else is laughing at. Andy Spear, Drama Head, Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA You provided our students with a wonderful day. Your creative spirit, positive energy, and kind hearts truly enhance your teaching skills! M.A. HASKIN, DRAMA DEPARTMENT CHAIR, THE MASTERS SCHOOL, DOBBS FERRY, NY You inspired the kids to continue with the improv the rest of the night. They played games until 11:30 when I finally kicked them out. We close at 11:00! JEN ROMANOFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMITY TEEN CENTER, NEW HAVEN, CT