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We’re a group of actors, writers, and filmmakers bonded by our shared love of all things comedy. Since 2008, we’ve put on 6 shows a year at Tufts University, consisting of live sketches, video sketches, and more, including an original musical that we write and direct in just one month every Spring! You can also find us at comedy festivals or grabbing brunch after our meetings. Being in The Institute (or Tute!) is being part of a family, just one with matching t-shirts and lots of jokes!

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How it works

We hold auditions every Fall and then we hit the ground running! It’s a fast-paced process putting on a show every month, and we love how talented and dedicated all our members are. Our typical show cycle consists of meeting twice a week (currently Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings) to pitch and vote on sketches, shoot videos, and rehearse live sketches, finally culminating in a Friday night show. We love bringing members of the Tufts community together at our shows and you’ll always find us celebrating afterwards. Between shows, we attend comedy festivals, do off-campus gigs, and have bondings with each other! 

Emerson College Troupalooza, November 2023
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