Casey, Laura, Julia, and Helena in the Studio. Photo by Chion Wolf.

Education

Sea Tea Improv teaches our own improv comedy courses in our Studios on Pratt St. in Downtown Hartford, CT. All members of Sea Tea Improv who are course instructors have completed an improv training program from world-renowned comedic improvisation theaters like the Upright Citizens Brigade, BATS Improv, ImprovBoston, or The Second City. We pride ourselves on bringing high-quality improv instruction and performance to Hartford, CT.

Coming Up at Sea Tea Improv Studios

Thursday, July 27th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Crim
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, July 28th at 7:00 PM
Improv: Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and Chick Lit
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and Chick Lit!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-sea-tea-improv-touring-company-and-chick-lit-tickets-36319533703

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, July 28th at 9:00 PM
Trigger Warning - Country/Folk/Rock Sensation
Country-Folk-Rock sensation Trigger Warning. You've been trigger warned.

Trigger Warning is a Country/Folk/Rock duo from Philadelphia, PA who wants to heal a divided nation through song and joke.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trigger-warning-countryfolkrock-sensation-tickets-36316522697

They are regulars at Good Good Comedy Theater and were featured on the 2016 Liberty Tour in Philadelphia and Denver.

Come see them live and enjoy their tunes about protest, love, the Anunnaki, and everything in between.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYMP4kGJU88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z_G4YX1aK4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Od-RhphvmM

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, July 29th at 7:00 PM
Improv: Albatross, Piggy Got Owned, Winnipeg
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Albatross, Piggy Got Owned, and Winnipeg!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-albatross-piggy-got-owned-winnipeg-tickets-36319862687

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, July 29th at 9:00 PM
Coco and Lili's "TUBE TALK" - A Late Night Talk Show
Coco and Lili's "TUBE TALK"

A Late Night Talk Show

Allie Rivera and Courtney Dunham are two plucky charm bombs putting their gift of gab to use in a one of a kind late night talk show experience.

Join them for some late night fun with special guest Sydney Feinberg and musical guest Shagohod!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coco-and-lilis-tube-talk-a-late-night-talk-show-tickets-36429121483

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, July 30th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and special guest The Rumour Cauldron!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Sunday, July 30th at 7:00 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Night!
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater has more than improv!

Stand-Up Comedy Night at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-night-tickets-36320044230

Tonight, we feature solo comedians doing their best material. See up-and-coming comics from all walks of life.

(Looking to perform your stand-up at our theater? Email our Artistic Associate Director
Laura Manasewich at laura@seateaimprov.com for more information, and in the meantime, come check out this show!)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM
Improv 402 - Twoprov (2Prov) - 6-Class Intensive Performance Course
*** 6-Class Intensive with irregular schedule -- see days & times! ***

Do you tend to hang out on the back line until you feel like you have the perfect idea? Do you cower in terror that your scenes will never get swept? Or, do you think a fellow improviser is so funny that you wonder what it would be like to only do scene after scene with her?

If any of these apply to you, sign up for 2-prov-- a performance class on the art of performing with only two people onstage. You & your partner will play 100% of the characters, make 100% of the choices, and do 100% of the editing. Challenging, fun, and freeing, 2-prov is just the best.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-402-twoprov-2prov-6-class-intensive-performance-course-registration-35460532407

Taught by Julia Pistell of famed two-prov teams "Julia and Jeffrey," "Performance Review," and "Wow. Sure! The Twosical!."

There are two ways to sign up: grab a partner and sign up together, OR sign up solo and we'll match you with a great partner for the course! All you need is instructor approval.

Class will end with a big show at Sea Tea Comedy Theater! Get brave and sign up!

Class Dates and Time:

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, August 7th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, August 14th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Performance Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 - Evening (exact time TBD)

Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Contact julia@seateaimprov.com to request approval.

Cost: $175

About the Instructor: Julia Ludovici Pistell has performed in hundreds of improv shows across the country. A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, she was a member of both undefeated CT Cage Match teams, as well as the undefeated Upright Citizens Brigade Indie Cage Match championships. She is in the Advanced Study program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied under Will Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Chelsea Clarke, Ryan Karels, Erik Tanouye, and more. She has also studied unusual improvisational forms with Hot Cocoa Productions such as Campfire, Disaster Movie, and Spoken; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; and assistant directed Knuckle Sandwich Production's "Disney Reality Show." Julia's improvisational technique focuses on finding character philosophies and combining narrative styles with games. She has taught improv through Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Stage to adults and teens alike since 2010. She and Summar Elguindy brought eight all-star teens to Chicago in 2014 to perform improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-402-twoprov-2prov-6-class-intensive-performance-course-registration-35460532407

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 3rd at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Casey Grambo
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, August 4th at 7:00 PM
Improv: SHED, BOOP, Breakup Tattoo
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: SHED, BOOP, and Breakup Tattoo!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-shed-boop-breakup-tattoo-tickets-36432479527

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, August 4th at 9:00 PM
Public Access And Chill Extravaganza
Brian Barganier and Zach Haberern team up to bring you a public access experience like no other.

You're about to experience Public Access and Chill. like never before -- a full show live for one night at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-access-and-chill-extravaganza-tickets-36315144575

Public Access and Chill is a talk show that is the brainchild of Host, Brian Barganier and Producer, Zachary Haberern. This talk show is sure to turn some heads.

Public Access And Chill on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCGMk1nNLjDzjDV3NDvPmA

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, August 5th at 7:00 PM
Hanging With Harold - 100 Harolds Show!
Hanging With Harold - The 100 Harolds Show!

On December 6th, 2012, Sea Tea Improv began "Hanging with Harold" -- a weekly drop-in event where improvisers could learn the famous improv comedy longform The Harold by doing it. It wasn't a show, it wasn't a class or workshop, it was going through the form and working it out together.

There's an apocryphal Matt Besser quote that says “you’ll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form.” So, the idea for Hanging with Harold was to perform (and track) the Harolds, with the goal of getting individuals to 100 completed Harolds.

We've held a Hanging with Harold almost every Thursday night since then... well over 200 drop-in events at our Studios, and we've done two special all-day Harold Marathons where people could drop-in all day long and do Harolds that counted toward the total.

We now have a full team of improvisers who have completed 100 Harolds at a Hanging With Harold event (in addition to all the other improv classes, practices & performances they've done) who will to perform the Harold at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Come see these pros of the form turn your suggestions into hilarious ideas with different openers, watch them move from beat to beat with sharp connections & characters, and see if it will all come crashing down delightfully or get wrapped up perfectly in the end.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hanging-with-harold-100-harolds-show-tickets-36432579827

Learn more about the Hanging with Harold drop-in event: https://seateaimprov.com/studios/drop-in-events/hanging-with-harold/

“If you can do a Harold, you can do anything.” – Matt Besser

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, August 5th at 9:00 PM
CT IMPROV MIXER
Welcome to the CT Improv Mixer
-- a party where you can try improv!

We're back for this all-experience-levels-welcome event where players are paired up by host Laura "Sassy Manassy" Manasewich, and musical suggestions are provided by our wonderful in-house DJ!

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ct-improv-mixer-tickets-36433083333

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 6th at 1:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Improv is for everyone! Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help!

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-35900312802

In this class, students will learn the basic techniques and games that professional improvisers and comedy writers use to collaboratively discover fun ideas, characters, and scenes. You'll work in teams, so you'll never be left hanging alone. Our number one rule is "make your partner look good," so come try improv in a supportive, no-pressure environment, and learn from a professional improviser!

Class Day and Time:

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Dates:

August 6, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 20, 2017
August 27, 2017

Cost: $125, or $99 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

Instructor: Patrick McGuire

All Sea Tea Improv courses and workshops are subject to our education policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 6th at 3:00 PM
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!

For ages 12 - 17

Are you looking for a space to learn improvisational comedy? Do you love doing improv and have specific areas you want to focus on with a supportive group? Do you just want to have fun and practice comedy once or twice a month?

You should check out the Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv! This is a self-driven group lead by veteran improv instructor Helena Morris. This group is great for beginners and experienced performers alike! With ample opportunity to perform in professional shows every other weekend, and a low-stress group with which to practice, this group has something for everyone. You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with registration is one free ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after your workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-club-at-sea-tea-improv-registration-32554752140

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 6th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and special guest The Rumour Cauldron!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Monday, August 7th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 10th at 8:00 PM
Serial Monogamist
Serial Monogamist is Daniel Davidson's monthly quest to find the perfect improv partner.

It's committed. It's intimate. Who is it this month?

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Caitlin Reese
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, August 11th at 7:00 PM
Get a Clue! Tours - Solve a Murder in The Mark Twain House with his Characters!
Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench?

Tours step off every 15 minutes starting at 7:00 p.m.

CLUE Tours will be offered on special nights at The Mark Twain House & Museum, using the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house -- and some of the author's favorite literary characters (played by Sea Tea Improv) -- as part of the game.

Tickets (Adults $24, Kids $17): bit.ly/TwainClue

Members of The Mark Twain House & Museum get a discount by using their member promo code. Members of Greater Hartford Lets Go Arts Program, please call and ask about your discount. 860-247-0998 (option 5)

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 13th at 3:30 PM
Kids' Improv Workshops!
Kids' Improv Workshops!

For ages 7 - 12

Give your child a space to exercise their imagination, develop and focus their theatrical flare, and make new friends in a fun, educational setting.

In our Kids' Improv Workshops, your child will learn the basics of improv, and how to apply these principals of improv to theatrical performance and positive, joyful play that celebrates teamwork and children's naturally imaginative minds!

You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with each registration is one free Kids ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after the workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-improv-workshops-registration-32556334874

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 13th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and special guest The Rumour Cauldron!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 17th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Brian Quagan
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 PM
What's Your Problem? with Chion Wolf
What's Your Problem? is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Write down your problem and/or confession ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-with-chion-wolf-tickets-34893274724

For every problem, a new audience volunteer is chosen! Sometimes working out the problems is VERY funny, and sometimes it’s deadly serious. Even better, sometimes it’s both.

At the end of the night, Chion picks one final audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Declaration of Confessions.

Very mature children are invited, and immature adults appreciated, profanity likely.

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your highly-effective muffling techniques.

What's Your Problem? is on the Twitters: https://twitter.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the Instagrams: https://www.instagram.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the emails: everybodyhasaproblem@gmail.com

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of problems, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 20th at 2:30 PM
Improv 402 - Twoprov (2Prov) - 1-Week Boot Camp Performance Course
*** 1-Week Boot Camp with irregular schedule -- see days & times! ***

Do you tend to hang out on the back line until you feel like you have the perfect idea? Do you cower in terror that your scenes will never get swept? Or, do you think a fellow improviser is so funny that you wonder what it would be like to only do scene after scene with her?

If any of these apply to you, sign up for 2-prov-- a performance class on the art of performing with only two people onstage. You & your partner will play 100% of the characters, make 100% of the choices, and do 100% of the editing. Challenging, fun, and freeing, 2-prov is just the best.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-402-twoprov-2prov-1-week-boot-camp-performance-course-registration-35461564494

Taught by Julia Pistell of famed two-prov teams "Julia and Jeffrey," "Performance Review," and "Wow. Sure! The Twosical!."

There are two ways to sign up: grab a partner and sign up together, OR sign up solo and we'll match you with a great partner for the course! All you need is instructor approval.

Class will end with a big show at Sea Tea Comedy Theater! Get brave and sign up!

Class Dates and Time:

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, August 21st, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Performance Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 - Evening, After Last Class (exact time TBD)

Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Contact julia@seateaimprov.com to request approval.

Cost: $175

About the Instructor: Julia Ludovici Pistell has performed in hundreds of improv shows across the country. A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, she was a member of both undefeated CT Cage Match teams, as well as the undefeated Upright Citizens Brigade Indie Cage Match championships. She is in the Advanced Study program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied under Will Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Chelsea Clarke, Ryan Karels, Erik Tanouye, and more. She has also studied unusual improvisational forms with Hot Cocoa Productions such as Campfire, Disaster Movie, and Spoken; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; and assistant directed Knuckle Sandwich Production's "Disney Reality Show." Julia's improvisational technique focuses on finding character philosophies and combining narrative styles with games. She has taught improv through Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Stage to adults and teens alike since 2010. She and Summar Elguindy brought eight all-star teens to Chicago in 2014 to perform improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-402-twoprov-2prov-1-week-boot-camp-performance-course-registration-35461564494

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 20th at 3:00 PM
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!

For ages 12 - 17

Are you looking for a space to learn improvisational comedy? Do you love doing improv and have specific areas you want to focus on with a supportive group? Do you just want to have fun and practice comedy once or twice a month?

You should check out the Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv! This is a self-driven group lead by veteran improv instructor Helena Morris. This group is great for beginners and experienced performers alike! With ample opportunity to perform in professional shows every other weekend, and a low-stress group with which to practice, this group has something for everyone. You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with registration is one free ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after your workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-club-at-sea-tea-improv-registration-32554752140

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 20th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and special guest The Rumour Cauldron!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Monday, August 21st at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 24th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Matt Francis
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, August 27th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company and special guest The Rumour Cauldron!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM
Pocket Vinyl Plays LIVE & "Drive, Play, Sleep!"
"Drive. Play. Sleep." is the story of every band you've never heard of. The documentary is a first person view into the lives of full time touring bands and the daily struggles they deal with on the road, both physical and emotional. It was made completely by bands turning on a video camera and capturing what happens in the public moments, the private breakdowns, and when the music stops and steps off the stage. It is a music documentary like none other.

Accompanied by a LIVE set and painting auction from Pocket Vinyl!

Official Website: www.pocketvinyl.com/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-vinyl-plays-live-drive-play-sleep-tickets-36064707511

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 31st at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Bryan Thurston
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, September 1st (all day)
Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Get tickets for our upcoming shows: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sea-tea-comedy-theater-10965010523#live_events

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, September 2nd (all day)
Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Get tickets for our upcoming shows: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sea-tea-comedy-theater-10965010523#live_events

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, September 3rd (all day)
Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Get tickets for our upcoming shows: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sea-tea-comedy-theater-10965010523#live_events

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Monday, September 4th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 PM
Improv 101 - Scene and Character
Learn to create completely improvised comedy scenes and characters by working with others!

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-101-scene-and-character-registration-35900401066

Students in this class will learn to really listen to their scene partners, add interesting specifics & details, and progress & expand improvised scenes. We'll use short, fast-paced improv games to learn to act quickly and spend less time worrying about making the perfect move.

Invent and inspire rich and consistent characters, and learn to create a playable environment with just miming.

This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Day and Time: Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class Dates:

September 7, 2017
September 14, 2017
September 21, 2017
September 28, 2017
October 5, 2017
October 12, 2017
October 19, 2017
October 26, 2017

Class Share: November 1, 2017

Prerequisites: None, though students with no performance experience may prefer to take one of our 4-week Intro to Improv classes before taking Improv 101.

Cost: $225, or $199 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Daniel Davidson has been teaching improvisational theater at Sea Tea Improv since 2014, having joined the company in 2013. He completed training programs at BATS Improv in San Francisco and The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles and has taken workshops around the country at iO West, UCB East, and The PIT, to name a few. When it comes to improv, Daniel has a simple theory, which you will hear if you take one of his classes! Daniel has taught improv-based writing and science workshops to Hartford public school 4th-6th graders through the Hartford Performs program, led numerous corporate team-building workshops, and performed in literally a hundred Sea Tea Improv shows. Daniel is a graduate of Brown University and completed Master’s programs in Social Work and Public Health at UConn in 2016.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our education policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, September 7th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Brittnie Carrier
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, September 8th at 7:00 PM
Get a Clue! Tours - Solve a Murder in The Mark Twain House with his Characters!
Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench?

Tours step off every 15 minutes starting at 7:00 p.m.

CLUE Tours will be offered on special nights at The Mark Twain House & Museum, using the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house -- and some of the author's favorite literary characters (played by Sea Tea Improv) -- as part of the game.

Tickets (Adults $24, Kids $17): bit.ly/TwainClue

Members of The Mark Twain House & Museum get a discount by using their member promo code. Members of Greater Hartford Lets Go Arts Program, please call and ask about your discount. 860-247-0998 (option 5)

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Improv is for everyone! Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help!

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-35900581606

In this class, students will learn the basic techniques and games that professional improvisers and comedy writers use to collaboratively discover fun ideas, characters, and scenes. You'll work in teams, so you'll never be left hanging alone. Our number one rule is "make your partner look good," so come try improv in a supportive, no-pressure environment, and learn from a professional improviser!

Class Day and Time:

Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Dates:

September 9, 2017
September 16, 2017
September 23, 2017
September 30, 2017

Cost: $125, or $99 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

Instructor: Helena Morris

All Sea Tea Improv courses and workshops are subject to our education policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, September 10th at 1:00 PM
Improv 101 - Scene and Character
Learn to create completely improvised comedy scenes and characters by working with others!

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-101-scene-and-character-registration-35900682909

Students in this class will learn to really listen to their scene partners, add interesting specifics & details, and progress & expand improvised scenes. We'll use short, fast-paced improv games to learn to act quickly and spend less time worrying about making the perfect move.

Invent and inspire rich and consistent characters, and learn to create a playable environment with just miming.

This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Day and Time: Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Class Dates:

September 10, 2017
September 17, 2017
September 24, 2017
October 1, 2017
October 8, 2017
October 15, 2017
October 22, 2017
October 29, 2017

Class Share: November 1, 2017

Prerequisites: None, though students with no performance experience may prefer to take one of our 4-week Intro to Improv classes before taking Improv 101.

Cost: $225, or $199 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Miriam Lexie has been improvising with Sea Tea Improv since August 2013. Prior to that she had the chance to explore the theatrical stage with Bryn Athyn Community Theater in Pennsylvania, in shows such as The Romancers and Twelfth Night. During her undergraduate studies, she assistant taught a personal growth theater course titled "The Hero's Journey." Through her work with Sea Tea Improv, Miriam has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of shortform and longform improv shows, as well as traveling to perform at festivals in cities such as Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, Hartford, Minneapolis, and Chicago. She has participated as a teacher for Hartford's Beat on the Street program, has assisted in teaching numerous corporate team-building workshops, and in the spring of 2016 will be teaching workshops for the children of Newtown, CT as part of an ongoing recovery project. Miriam has a Masters of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College, PA. She feels passionate about making Hartford an exciting city to play in and explore. She is also fascinated by the intersections of performance art, literature, psychology, and neuroscience. She is currently employed full time as an Addictions Counselor in Holyoke, MA.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our education policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, September 10th at 3:30 PM
Kids' Improv Workshops!
Kids' Improv Workshops!

For ages 7 - 12

Give your child a space to exercise their imagination, develop and focus their theatrical flare, and make new friends in a fun, educational setting.

In our Kids' Improv Workshops, your child will learn the basics of improv, and how to apply these principals of improv to theatrical performance and positive, joyful play that celebrates teamwork and children's naturally imaginative minds!

You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with each registration is one free Kids ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after the workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-improv-workshops-registration-32556334874

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM
Improv 302 - The Set List - 8-week Comedy Course
Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In “The Set List,” Sea Tea Improv will teach you how to play the games you know (and many you don’t) to the very best of your ability.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-302-the-set-list-8-week-comedy-course-registration-35899916617

Root out the games within the game, and play to the top of your intelligence no matter if you’re speaking in gibberish, mime, poorly translated Russian, or alphabetical order. We’ll apply advanced scenework techniques to simple games to find the perfect blend of short-form styles and practical theatrical concerns (is there conflict? How’s your stage presence looking?).

Make bolder choices, do better scenes, and walk away with a greater understanding of how to have the most fun while using the best part of your brain. Lots of personal feedback in every class. Bring your own strengths and style to short-form games: that’s the goal.

Class Dates:

September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 27, 2017
October 4, 2017
October 11, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 1, 2017 (with a Class Share as part of the last class)

Prerequisites: Completion of Improv 201

Cost: $225, or $199 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Greg Ludovici is a professional actor and a founding member of Sea Tea Improv. Greg studied acting, vocal performance, and stage directing at HARTT School and Skidmore College, and furthered his acting and dance education in London at The Poor School and Pineapple Studios. His interest in improv as an artform began in 2008 at Hartford Stage Company, and in 2011 Greg graduated from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater’s improv training program in New York City. Additionally, Greg has studied improvised musical theater at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Magnet Theater, and The PIT. In Connecticut, Greg has performed professionally with organizations including Hartford Stage Company, Sea Tea Improv, Bated Breath Theatre Company, and Hartford Children’s Theatre. When not acting, Greg puts his improv skills to work at LEGO Systems, where he creates video games, videos, and web sites for LEGO.com.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-302-the-set-list-8-week-comedy-course-registration-35899916617

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, September 14th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Josh Marcus
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, September 16th at 7:00 PM
What's Your Problem? with Chion Wolf
What's Your Problem? is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Write down your problem and/or confession ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-with-chion-wolf-tickets-34893274724

For every problem, a new audience volunteer is chosen! Sometimes working out the problems is VERY funny, and sometimes it’s deadly serious. Even better, sometimes it’s both.

At the end of the night, Chion picks one final audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Declaration of Confessions.

Very mature children are invited, and immature adults appreciated, profanity likely.

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your highly-effective muffling techniques.

What's Your Problem? is on the Twitters: https://twitter.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the Instagrams: https://www.instagram.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the emails: everybodyhasaproblem@gmail.com

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of problems, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 PM
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!

For ages 12 - 17

Are you looking for a space to learn improvisational comedy? Do you love doing improv and have specific areas you want to focus on with a supportive group? Do you just want to have fun and practice comedy once or twice a month?

You should check out the Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv! This is a self-driven group lead by veteran improv instructor Helena Morris. This group is great for beginners and experienced performers alike! With ample opportunity to perform in professional shows every other weekend, and a low-stress group with which to practice, this group has something for everyone. You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with registration is one free ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after your workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-club-at-sea-tea-improv-registration-32554752140

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Monday, September 18th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, September 21st at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Allan Smith
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, September 28th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event) - With Patrick McGuire
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 PM
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!

For ages 12 - 17

Are you looking for a space to learn improvisational comedy? Do you love doing improv and have specific areas you want to focus on with a supportive group? Do you just want to have fun and practice comedy once or twice a month?

You should check out the Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv! This is a self-driven group lead by veteran improv instructor Helena Morris. This group is great for beginners and experienced performers alike! With ample opportunity to perform in professional shows every other weekend, and a low-stress group with which to practice, this group has something for everyone. You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with registration is one free ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after your workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-club-at-sea-tea-improv-registration-32554752140

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Monday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 5th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 8th at 3:30 PM
Kids' Improv Workshops!
Kids' Improv Workshops!

For ages 7 - 12

Give your child a space to exercise their imagination, develop and focus their theatrical flare, and make new friends in a fun, educational setting.

In our Kids' Improv Workshops, your child will learn the basics of improv, and how to apply these principals of improv to theatrical performance and positive, joyful play that celebrates teamwork and children's naturally imaginative minds!

You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with each registration is one free Kids ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after the workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-improv-workshops-registration-32556334874

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 PM
Doc Foster's Twisted Tales: A Puppet Show for Grown-Ups
Step right up ladies and gentlemen! Step right up and prepare to be shocked, delighted and horrified during Doc Foster’s Twisted Tales as the one and only Doctor Thaddeus J. Foster rolls into town to beguile audiences with his rare and ghastly brand of storytelling. This is not your Grandma’s puppet show! Nowhere else will audiences have the opportunity to marvel as monsters, specters and demons congregate from supernatural regions and beyond to terrorize the innocent! Stories of intrigue, love, betrayal (and the occasional murder) lay in store for the curious and the brave. Nothing is sacred or too strange for Foster, who reminds us that not every story has a happy ending.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doc-fosters-twisted-tales-a-puppet-show-for-grown-ups-tickets-36065316332

Doc Foster’s Twisted Tales is a wickedly macabre puppet show anthology combining hand puppetry, shadow, and crankies to bring four original tales of terror to life as told by the eccentric Doc Foster and his misfit troupe of performers. UConn Puppet Arts Program MFA candidate Shane C.S. McNeal pays tribute to the horror genre with this twisted dark comedy of cautionary tales.

Here’s what audiences are saying about Doc Foster:

“Imagine a blend of Coraline, Creepy Pasta and live theater. Oh yeah, it’s creepy, it’s fun, and it’s visually delicious.” – Jeanette Andromeda – Horrormade.com

“What a phenomenal show! I've never laughed so much at tales of death! From its interactive set to its exquisitely talented performers, from captivating storytelling to creatively crafted puppetry, Doc Foster's Twisted Tales was a delight to experience.” – Kayleigh Mierzejewski

“It was attention grabbing (and) hard to lose focus.” - Adam Koziolsasid

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 12th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 PM
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!
Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv!

For ages 12 - 17

Are you looking for a space to learn improvisational comedy? Do you love doing improv and have specific areas you want to focus on with a supportive group? Do you just want to have fun and practice comedy once or twice a month?

You should check out the Teen Improv Club at Sea Tea Improv! This is a self-driven group lead by veteran improv instructor Helena Morris. This group is great for beginners and experienced performers alike! With ample opportunity to perform in professional shows every other weekend, and a low-stress group with which to practice, this group has something for everyone. You can sign up on Eventbrite or drop in and pay at the door!

Bonus: Included with registration is one free ticket to Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at 5PM after your workshop at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, just one block from the Studios!

Register and see all the dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-club-at-sea-tea-improv-registration-32554752140

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been performing improv professionally for 6 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops. Helena holds a B.A. in Theater, and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, as well as a Master’s in Education from University of Saint Joseph.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Monday, October 16th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 19th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal (comedy@seateaimprov.com).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 PM
What's Your Problem? with Chion Wolf
What's Your Problem? is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Write down your problem and/or confession ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-with-chion-wolf-tickets-34893274724

For every problem, a new audience volunteer is chosen! Sometimes working out the problems is VERY funny, and sometimes it’s deadly serious. Even better, sometimes it’s both.

At the end of the night, Chion picks one final audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Declaration of Confessions.

Very mature children are invited, and immature adults appreciated, profanity likely.

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your highly-effective muffling techniques.

What's Your Problem? is on the Twitters: https://twitter.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the Instagrams: https://www.instagram.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the emails: everybodyhasaproblem@gmail.com

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of problems, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

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