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Torn Ticket II

Torn Ticket II is Tufts' student-run musical theatre organization. Like 3Ps, they put up one major production per semester and up to two minor productions. Recent productions have included She Loves Me, Into the Woods, and Next to Normal. It's easy to get involved and become a voting member, and they love to see new faces! They meet weekly at 5pm on Sunday evenings in room 203 of the Meyer campus center - all are welcome! Contact them at tornticket2@gmail.com or contact the president, Lucy Kania, at lucy.kania@tufts.edu.

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Bare Bodkin

The Bare Bodkin Theatre Company is dedicated to providing an outlet for student playwrights and directors to produce their original work and/or experimental works. Through student-led workshops to the 10-minute play festival Play by Play to poetry events to the spring major slot, Bare Bodkin increases Tufts’ access to new and exciting pieces of theatre in inventive spaces. Bare Bodkin is ready to provide a forum for all new playwrights and directors looking to go beyond existing or conventional theatre. Contact them at tuftsbarebodkin@gmail.com or contact the president, Rachel Canowitz, at rachel.canowitz@tufts.edu!

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Cheap Sox

Cheap Sox is Tufts University's only improvisational comedy troupe. The mission of Cheap Sox is simple: to make Tufts laugh very hard and frequently. If we fail in that attempt, please do not hesitate to throw rocks at us when passing us in the street. Cheap Sox holds shows throughout the academic year and features both short-form and long-form comedy. Auditions will be held sometime in the first few weeks of school, so keep your eyes open! Feel free to contact nicholas.dechiara@tufts.edu with any questions.

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Hype!

HYPE! is the only all student collegiate mime troupe in the United States! Using mime technique and crazy ideas for stories, we perform mime skits set to different styles of music ranging from tragic to the hilarious, from the simple to the absurd. From sassy cats and t-rex's to the emotional conflict between two lovers we capture it all. These mimez ain't stuck in no box. If you would like to find out more, check out our YouTube channel "Hype Mimez"! Contact hype.mimez@gmail.com or James Williamson at james.williamson@tufts.edu.

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The Institute

The Institute Sketch Comedy operates under the auspicious umbrellas of both 3Ps and TUTV. We were founded in 2006 and modeled after Saturday Night Live. With an incredible team of writers, a brilliant cast, and the best filmmakers at Tufts, The Institute produces three shows every semester. Auditions (writing/acting/filmmaking) will be held at the beginning of the year. For audition info and updates on our shows, like our Facebook page, or check us out on YouTube. Contact Sarah Gruen at sarah.gruen@tufts.edu for further information! Come laugh with us!

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Major: Undecided

Major: Undecided is Tufts' oldest sketch comedy troupe. Since 2004, the student-run group writes, acts in and produces two on-campus shows per semester and has performed in comedy festivals throughout New England, including winning Boston University's Funderdome sketch comedy competition. Follow us on Twitter @majorundecided!

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Sarabande

Sarabande Repertory Dance Ensemble of Tufts University choreographs, produces, and performs shows for on and off-campus audiences each semester. Dancers are selected through an audition process and most have previous training in ballet, jazz, or modern. The variety of talent the group attracts always results in a diverse showcase of dance styles. Sarabande is a great group to be involved in for dancers who want to continue dancing, performing, and/or choreographing throughout their time at college. Follow us on Twitter: @Tufts_Sarabande or contact Heather Ngai at heather.ngai@tufts.edu.

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Traveling Treasure Trunk

Founded in the fall of 1987, Tufts University's Traveling Treasure Trunk has always been a unique blend of theatre performance and community service. We are Tufts' only children's theatre troupe, and each semester, members of Trunk write or adapt, direct, costume, and produce their own plays (in addition to an ever-growing line up of skits and songs) to be performed at Boston-area schools, hospitals, libraries, and day-care centers. Performances are free of charge, though donations are happily accepted and given to a local child-oriented charity, chosen at the start of each year. The troupe holds auditions at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters and also puts on an on-campus show just before Tufts lets out for the Winter and Summer breaks. Contact them at tuftstrunk@gmail.com and check out their website (http://thetravelingtreasuretrunk.com)!

TUTV

Having been an on campus entity for more than two decades, TUTV continues to create new content for the Jumbo population and beyond. No longer tied down to the traditional broadcast model, TUTV's series new and old can be found online on sources such as YouTube, with a comprehensive channel to be released in the near future. TUTV's programming boasts the longest-running original scripted series In Motion, a Tufts-set drama, now going into it's sixth season, in addition to the sketch comedy series The Institute, which kicks off its fifth season this fall. Fortunately for aspiring filmmakers, writers, and actors TUTV is home to several HD quality cameras and is always on the lookout for new series that will spark the interests of the campus viewership and beyond. Contact the board at tutv4life@gmail.com with questions or for more information!

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