The Wooster Group, based at the Performing Garage on its namesake street, is an ensemble of artists who collaborate on the development and production of theater and media pieces. Under the direction of Elizabeth LeCompte and with founding members Jim Clayburgh, Willem Dafoe, Spalding Gray, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk and Ron Vawter, the group has played an important role in the incorporation of sound and film in contemporary theater.