Of course! Believe it or not, DUI has very few theater majors. Some of us are political science, public policy, or economics majors and even, dare we say it, Pratt students.
I’m not a freshman. Can I still audition?
Of course! Some of our finest members did not make the group until they were older. We welcome everyone to audition.
I’ve auditioned before and didn’t make the group? Can I still audition?
Of course! Some of our finest members actually tried out, didn’t make the group the first or even second time, but eventually joined the ranks of DUI.
Of course! No experience other than life experience is necessary when improvising. Some of our finest members had zero improv or theater experience when they auditioned. If you have done improv before, that’s cool too.
2. On the day of your audition, you’ll come in fifteen minutes early for your time slot and fill out a short information sheet. We’ll give you some quick pointers for doing well at improv. Then we’ll all warm up together and play some improv games that we’ll teach you.
3. After the first round of auditions, we’ll email a notification of callbacks to all those called back, and inform those cut of their cuts.
4. Callbacks will be invited to a non-evaluative workshop where we’ll get to know you and teach you more about improv.
5. Sometime that week after callbacks, we’ll make our decision and invite the new members into DUI. Then the real fun begins.
Great! E-mail us at DUI@duke.edu so we can answer them.