Club Spotlight: DIPS: Drew’s Line

Student organization: DIPS: Drew’s Line

Instagram@improv.drew

What year was your student organization founded?

We don’t know – but it has been around for a long time

What is the mission of your student organization? Why should students join your organization?

Our mission is to provide a fun and safe space for people to explore their love of improv in a low pressure environment. Students should join our club if they want to explore their theatrical side but are not comfortable with performing in front of large audiences. We are like a practice space for people who want to try improv.

What are some traditional events your organization hosts? Why do you enjoy them?

Hallowprov: Our annual Halloween celebration! This event is known for our Pun Costume Contest where a prize is given to the person dressed in the punniest costume. We also have a competitive pun challenge that always brings people back for more. Second Halloween: DIPS’s take on Valentine’s Day! Join us for discounted candy and Halloween fun in mid February. Usually, we have club members dress up in something spooky, just for fun. Metaprov: Our favorite event, Metaprov, involves the club coming up with ways to mash up our classic favorite improv games. We mix the rules of multiple games to create really crazy improv scenes. It’s always really funny!

How does your student organization support its member and the greater Drew Community?

DIPS supports its members by giving them a safe space to express themselves. Most of our members are people that do not have previous improv or theatre experience but wanted to find an opportunity to explore their interests. We also never force anyone to participate if they do not want to. Anyone is welcome to come and watch our meetings, without pressure to get up onstage and perform.

What Launch Community (Identity/Affinity or Career) does your student organization align with most? Why?

Our club aligns mostly with the Arts, Communications, and Languages group because we give people a chance to explore the arts in a low pressure environment. Improv has also been known to improve communication skills and quick thinking skills.

What is the best way that students can learn more about your organization or join?

Students can check out our Instagram page, @improv.drew, for more information! If they want to join, they can come to any one of our virtual events we are hosting this semester. Hopefully, we’ll be back to having our twice-weekly in person meetings next semester!

What else would you like us to share about your student organization?

We have a tradition called World’s Worst. At the end of every DIPS meeting, we play a game called World’s Worst where someone would name a category and everyone has to come up with as many examples as they can!

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann