The Control Group: A Mission in Time

Story by Monica Ballard
Directed by Ryan Crowder

October 19 – November 16, 2020

A new, week-long theatrical experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

You’ve been contacted by Dr. DeSouza, the director of a mysterious government agency called the Control Group, which is responsible for protecting the flow of time. An accident in the future threatens to erase existence as we know it, and the Control Group needs your help to stop it!

Your experience will begin when you receive a dossier in the mail from the Control Group containing clues you’ll need to unravel the mystery. Then, you’ll receive a phone call from Director DeSouza at the same time every day for five days. Over these calls, you’ll discuss the case; hear reports from field agents at various times in history; and make new discoveries to save Time Stream.
With your help, we can repair the damage that’s been done. All of our futures depend on it.

Featured in the Austin Chronicle, KUT radio, KOOP radio and Texas Monthly. 

Critical Praise

Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020

-Austin Chronicle


The Control Group was written by Monica Ballard, directed by Ryan Crowder and featured Kim Adams, Kareem Badr, Lowell Bartholomee, Robert L. Berry, Jessica Calvello, Brock England, Judd Farris, David R. Jarrott, Olivia Jimenez, Jarrett King, Kevin Percival, Jose Villarreal and Brett Weaver.


The Control Group was made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, City of Austin, City of Round Rock, Texas Commission on the Arts and P&B Print and Design Studio.