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.

Starting This Month at Sea Tea Improv Studios

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Thursday September 1st, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Thursday September 8th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sketch 101 - 8-week Sketch Comedy Course (SOLD OUT)
Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-101-8-week-sketch-comedy-course-registration-26787677665

Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Welcome to Sea Tea Improv's Sketch 101.

This 8-week class will give you a full overview of the tools and techniques central to professional sketch comedy writing.

You'll learn how to generate and hone comedic premises, pitch sketches, contribute to a writer's room, and write and revise your own sketch scripts.

Develop your comedy writing skills in a supportive, collaborative environment.

The class ends with a staged reading of student work.

Class Dates:

September 8, 2016
September 15, 2016
September 22, 2016
September 29, 2016
October 6, 2016
October 13, 2016
October 20, 2016
October 27, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Brenna Harvey

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

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Thursday September 8th, 2016
7:30 PM
PunchTantraa - India’s Radical Mime Team
Sea Tea Improv is pairing up to perform with PunchTantraa!

PunchTantraa is India's first registered professional Radical Mime Team, combining dance, comedy and mime techniques for a truly unique and hilarious show!

Featured on the famous Indian show Rising Stars of Comedy. Their unique and unconventional concept has been the talking point at TEDx event: Three Experiments of My Life by Saveen Hegde.

PunchTantraa performs clean comedy and holds a universal appeal in attracting and entertaining people across the globe!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/punchtantraa-indias-radical-mime-team-tickets-27332525319
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Friday September 9th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble's Longform Showcase feat. Meg(h)an!
Give us a single word, and watch fully improvised sets unfold before your eyes.

Every Longform Showcase features the Sea Tea Improv Ensemble, a killer guest group, and a one-night-only team.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensembles-longform-showcase-feat-meghan-tickets-26473052613
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Friday September 9th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Twerk from Home
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-twerk-from-home-tickets-26473113796
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Saturday September 10th, 2016
1:00 PM
Improv 201 - The Game - 8-week Improv Comedy Course
Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-201-the-game-8-week-improv-comedy-course-registration-26674251404

Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Students will learn how to identify, explore, and manipulate the game of the scene by working on both basic longform scenes and fast-paced short-form games. Players will understand how to find and play patterns within the game, manipulate and heighten the suggestion of the game and to play to the top of their intelligence. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Dates:

September 10, 2016
September 17, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 9/24 --
October 1, 2016
October 8, 2016
October 15, 2016
October 22, 2016
October 29, 2016
November 5, 2016

Prerequisites: Completion of both Improv 101 (The Scene) & Improv 102 (The Character).

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

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday September 10th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Night Ghosts & Grantch
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-night-ghosts-grantch-tickets-26473423723
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Saturday September 10th, 2016
9:00 PM
Serial Monogamist
Serial Monogamist features veteran improviser Daniel Davidson in a grounded, longform two-prov performance with a special invited guest.

It’s committed. It’s intimate. Who is it with this week?

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serial-monogamist-tickets-27307886624
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Saturday September 10th, 2016
11:00 PM
CT IMPROV MIXER!
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ct-improv-mixer-tickets-27533346982

Welcome to the CT Improv Mixer!

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!

$5
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Sunday September 11th, 2016
1:00 PM
Teen Improv - Improv Comedy Course for Teens!
Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-improv-comedy-course-for-teens-registration-26674424923

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Too often, teens are told to be quiet and listen-- but here at Sea Tea Improv, we want to hear their wildest and most creative ideas! Sea Tea Improv's teen improv classes are all about harnessing the wit and wisdom of students ages 13 - 17 and turning it into intelligent, cool comedy. Whether your teen wants to pursue a career in comedy, get more confident, round out theatrical training, or fend off bullies with a great comeback, Sea Tea Improv is here to help. Our class is a creative space for teens to utilize, exercise, and develop their individual talents while working together with a team of peers to create comedy theater!

Class Dates:

September 11, 2016
September 18, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 9/25 --
October 2, 2016
October 9, 2016

Prerequisites: None!

Cost: $175, or $149 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Sunday September 11th, 2016
4:00 PM
Improv 101 - The Scene - 8-week Improv Comedy Course
Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-101-the-scene-8-week-improv-comedy-course-registration-26674373770

Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Students will learn how to work collaboratively to build completely improvised scenes. Players will focus on listening, adding detail, specificity, and how to progress and expand a scene. Using fast-paced short-form games, students will also be challenged to think quickly. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Dates:

September 11, 2016
September 18, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 9/25 --
October 2, 2016
October 9, 2016
October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016
October 30, 2016
November 6, 2016

Prerequisites: None. Student may take either 100-level class in any order.

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

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Sunday September 11th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show feat. Squishy Town Asylum
These teens are HILARIOUS! See Sea Tea Comedy Theater's only house team comprised only of teen geniuses. They're squishy, they're funny, they're trained by New Britain Youth Theater!

We'll cap off this awesome night with a family-friendly set by Sea Tea Improv!

Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-feat-squishy-town-asylum-tickets-26473500954
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Sunday September 11th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improvised Blues Jam
Casey Grambo & her team of merry musicians fully improvises a blues concert for your listening pleasure!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvised-blues-jam-tickets-27311529520
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Monday September 12th, 2016
7:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Register now:
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Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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!

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 Dates:

September 12, 2016
September 19, 2016
September 26, 2016
October 3, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

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

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Wednesday September 14th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv 403 - Armando - 6-week Performance Improv Course
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-403-armando-6-week-performance-improv-course-registration-26914526072

Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Storytelling is so hot right now: but what if we combined stories with improv?

Welcome to the Armando, a very popular longform style. In this performance-based class, we'll learn the art of turning monologues into hilarious scenes, second beats, tie-ins, and more. We'll talk about how to stay at the top of your intelligence and how to deal with monologues by non-improvisers.

Come and have fun spinning straw into gold with veteran performer and teacher Julia Pistell!

Course will end with an improvised performance at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater.

Class Dates:

September 14, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 28, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 12, 2016
October 19, 2016
Performance Date TBD

Prerequisites: Completion of Improv 301 & Improv 302 and instructor approval. Contact julia@seateaimprov.com to request approval.

Cost: $175, or $149 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Julia 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.

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Thursday September 15th, 2016
7:00 PM
BONUS NIGHT - 2Prov!
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bonus-night-2-prov-tickets-27531987917

Come see teams of two do some great improv without a safety net!

Featuring some incredible brand-new 2prov teams with cool names like OC/DC, Courtney and Allie Ride Again For the Very First Time, and so many more.

All different forms, all different folks-- everything completely made up on the spot. On a Thursday, no less!
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Thursday September 15th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

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Friday September 16th, 2016
7:00 PM
House Teams: Romantic Baby & Brain's Song
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-teams-romantic-baby-brains-song-tickets-27532341976

In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are two fan favorites: Romantic Baby, a 4-person team of Sea Tea Ensemble Women, and Brain's Song, a 2-man show that is sometimes emotional, sometimes about life insurance, and sometimes both.

This is an improv blind date not to be missed!
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Friday September 16th, 2016
9:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & History of the Future
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-history-of-the-future-tickets-27532930737

Our friends are awesome. We'll do a Sea Tea Improv Ensemble set and then you'll see something completely different by another amazing team!

Tonight's guest team is HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, an awesome, edgy team that's been stunning Connecticut with their excellent comedy for years.
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Saturday September 17th, 2016
1:00 PM
[Workshop] Spokane: Where Game & Narrative Have a Baby
Register for this workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-spokane-where-game-narrative-have-a-baby-registration-26735712235

The Spokane, also known as the Delicate Flower or Family Guy, is a monoscene that explores characters and situations through a series of tag outs.

In this workshop we will learn to heighten and drive narrative as well as simultaneously discover and cement game, ALL IN ONE FORM! How economical 🙂

About the Instructor: Joe Leonardo is a comedian living in New York City who has been featured on ESPN, Travel Channel, NPR, Anderson Cooper LIVE, and Prank Academy to name a few. He is currently a house team performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and co-host of their Wednesday Night Improv Jam. Joe is also the creator/host of the sketch show, "Flying Blind: The Sketch Show Where the Actors Have No Idea What Their Next Line Is" which plays bi-monthly at the PIT Loft. He is one of the founders of Sea Tea Improv and has studied improv and sketch at the UCB Theatre, The PIT, and Hartford Stage.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday September 17th, 2016
7:00 PM
Chatterbox: The Improv Show feat. Colin McEnroe!
It's finally here! Envisionfest: our favorite day of the year.

Come enjoy a taste of the comedy we'll be performing in Hartford for the rest of time! The theater was funded by the people of Connecticut through donations to our Kickstarter and long-term support of our company over the past seven years.

This show will feature Hartford Special Guests telling their Hartford Stories-- tonight's guest is Colin McEnroe!

Thank you for your support-- we can't wait to show you Hartford's newest underground gem!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatterbox-the-improv-show-feat-colin-mcenroe-tickets-26472920217
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Saturday September 17th, 2016
9:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Envisionfest Blowout!
It's finally here! Envisionfest: our favorite day of the year.

Come enjoy a taste of the comedy we'll be performing in Hartford for the rest of time!
The theater was funded by the people of Connecticut through donations to our Kickstarter and long-term support of our company over the past seven years.

This show will feature all kinds of different comedy.

Thank you for your support-- we can't wait to show you Hartford's newest underground gem!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-envisionfest-blowout-tickets-26473006475
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Sunday September 18th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-27605703402
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Sunday September 18th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
Come see our shortform improv comedy show, running monthly since 2009!

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's professional comedians host an evening of completely improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at 942 Main Street in Downtown Hartford, CT.

Sea Tea Improv has been voted "Best Local Comic" 3 times in the Advocate's Best of Hartford Readers' Poll, and has been featured on ESPN News, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more! The Hartford Advocate called Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford.

Admission is FREE!

Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu & locally brewed beers during the show.

The comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and dinner & drink service. The show begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats -- the show is free, but reservations do fill up. All ages are welcome, but due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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Sunday September 18th, 2016
7:00 PM
Stand-Up Night!
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater has more than just improv!

Tonight, we feature solo comedians doing their best material.

See up-and-coming comics from all walks of life.

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

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-night-tickets-27606333286
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Thursday September 22nd, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

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Friday September 23rd, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Albatross
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-albatross-tickets-26616396358
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Friday September 23rd, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Part Time Lifeguards and Never Say No!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are fantastic: Part Time Lifeguards, and Never Say No, a team from Bridgeport!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-teams-feat-never-say-no-lady-business-part-time-lifeguards-tickets-26616409397
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Saturday September 24th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Winnipeg & BOOP!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-winnipeg-boop-tickets-26616445505
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Saturday September 24th, 2016
9:00 PM
Guest Show: Reginald Kingsley Comedy Fireworks
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-never-say-no-lady-business-tickets-27533113283

A comedy explosion born in a basement! Come see some up and coming local comics from the Reginald Kingsley Comedy Cellar take their talents to a different basement as we give you a fun mix of standup and improv.

The night opens with standup comedy, and then the audience decides which pieces they want explored through improv.
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Starting Next Month at Sea Tea Improv Studios

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Saturday October 1st, 2016
1:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Register now:
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Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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!

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 Dates:

October 1, 2016
October 8, 2016
October 15, 2016
NO CLASS ON 10/22
October 29, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

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

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been doing improv professionally for 5 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 and at Sea Tea Studios.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 1st, 2016
7:00 PM
Home Game: Sea Tea Touring Company & Casserole!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage -- sometimes with a guest team, too, like house team Casserole!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-casserole-tickets-26616567871
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Saturday October 1st, 2016
9:00 PM
Funny, To Us - A Sketch Show
Josh and Brian of Winnipeg have written a series of sketches, and asked performers from across the local comedy community to perform them.

The writers both believe that all of these sketches are very funny. Seriously, they won't shut up about it.

They highly recommend you come see the sketch show, and we're taking their word for it. You should too!

Something Completely Different
Looking for a show that breaks the mold? Check out our Something Completely Different series, where we premiere unique and unexpected comedy shows that have never been seen before at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funny-to-us-a-sketch-show-tickets-26728466563
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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
1:00 PM
Musical Improv 101 - 6-week Course
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-improv-101-6-week-course-registration-26735800499

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ever wish you could burst into song and have the rest of the world sing along? Well now you can.

In this course, Sea Tea Improv will reveal that life is a musical where everyone knows your slick dance moves, even though you’re making them up on-the-spot.

We will explore a variety of musical improv topics including song structures, improvised choreography, improvised harmony, music games, and more. This class will culminate in a special musical improv class share performance.

Class Dates:

October 2, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 10/9 --
October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016
October 30, 2016
November 6, 2016
November 13, 2016

Prerequisites: Completion of Improv 201: The Game

Cost: $275, or $250 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Summar Elguindy is a co-founding member of Sea Tea Improv and has performed in hundreds of shows throughout New England. She holds a Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Summar has trained with Improv Boston in MA, Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, People’s Improv Theatre in NYC and the Hartford Stage in CT. Summar currently spends her days as a middle school drama teacher who fervently hopes none of her kids ever comes to a show. At night she performs as a member of the sketch duo Autumn and Summar Spring into Winter and Bostons Unscripted Musical Project. She produces and writes her own sketches and will do basically anything in order to sing on stage and rock a cool dress.

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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-26616574892
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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: Robot Love, Meg(h)an & The Lottery!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

And in this show, we'll see a team that's never performed together, before or since!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-robot-love-meghan-the-lottery-tickets-26616579907
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Thursday October 6th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Friday October 7th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Albatross
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Cage Match winners Knucklepuck and new team Albatross!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-albatross-tickets-27595764675
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Friday October 7th, 2016
9:00 PM
Home Game: Sea Tea Touring Company & Breakup Tattoo!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage-- sometimes with a guest team, too!

This week's guest is the seriously hilarious Breakup Tattoo.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-breakup-tattoo-tickets-27596105695
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Saturday October 8th, 2016
4:00 PM
[Workshop] Writing for the Internet
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-writing-for-the-internet-registration-26735843628

So you want to write comedy. A great place to start and get your work published is writing for the Internet. The web has become a go-to place for many people’s comedy intake and a proving ground for all different types of comedy writers.

In this workshop, learn how to pitch ideas to websites, where to get your ideas, the different formats that work well, and the types of publications you should start pitching to right away.

About the Instructor: Briana Haynie is a comedy writer and performer based out of New York City. Briana writes for the political humor website Cafe and is also a contributing writer to Reductress, Above Average, and The Annual. In 2015 she was chosen to participate in the improv program Supernova and in 2014 she won third place in the Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. As an improviser she performs with the Hartford, CT based improv company, Sea Tea Improv. She has studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Sea Tea Improv as well as television writing with the Gotham Writers Workshop.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 8th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv Ensemble & Grantch
Our friends are awesome.

We'll do a Sea Tea Improv Ensemble set and then you'll see something completely different by another amazing team!

Tonight's guest team is Grantch, which includes some of the most experienced improvisers in the state.

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Saturday October 8th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. SHED & Golden Ratio
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Cage Match winners SHED and new team Golden Ratio!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-shed-golden-ratio-tickets-27596173899
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Sunday October 9th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-27596216025
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Sunday October 9th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Brain's Song & BOOP!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are both duos: two cool Brians in Brain's Song, and the simultaneously serious and hilarious BOOP!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-brains-song-boop-tickets-27596244109
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Thursday October 13th, 2016
6:00 PM
Sea Tea Collaboration: A Show with Community Residences, Inc
Sea Tea Improv is delighted to present and perform alongside the amazing residents of Community Residences, Inc. (CRI)

These young adults are hilarious and amazing -- come support their first show on a real stage!

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-collaboration-a-show-with-community-residences-inc-tickets-27801753794
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Thursday October 13th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Friday October 14th, 2016
10:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Meg(h)an
In this special late-night show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Knucklepuck and Meg(h)an, full of smarts and laughs for you tonight.

Stay late after the Cage Match, or come just for this show-- this one will definitely not disappoint!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-meghan-tickets-27802124904
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Saturday October 15th, 2016
10:00 AM
[Workshop] Improv Skills for the Job Search
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-improv-skills-for-the-job-search-registration-27208519414

How can you get a great company to say "Yes, and" to your resume?

How can you prepare for unpredictable interview questions?

What do you do if you have no idea what answer they are looking for?

Join Sea Tea Improv co-founder Julia Pistell and professional Human Resources recruiter (and improviser!) Brian Hines for a crash course in applying improv techniques to the job search process.

We'll focus on techniques to craft your resume to be genuine but tailored for a job posting, interviews and how to handle tricky questions, navigating job fairs, and how to present yourself so you have the opportunity to display you’re more than a resume.

Together we'll transform basic improv principles into the skills you need to look amazing for the recruiters, HR departments, and hiring managers.

About the Instructors:

Julia 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.

Brian Hines has been an active member of the CT Improv Community for 3 years and has been trained through Sea Tea Improv and the Upright Citzens Brigade. He's been a performer with teams such as the Great Make Believe Society, Winnipeg, Brain's Song, and newly formed house team Part Time Life Guards. Brian has also been fortunate enough to perform at festivals in Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, and Providence. With all this going on, he's managed to have a career in the world of Talent Acquisition and Staffing. Brian has 15 years of experience (gasp!) working for search firms (aka headhunting), onsite contract management, and internal recruiting and management. He's worked for large companies, as part of small teams, led activities at college career fairs, large technical career fairs,performed countless interviews and phone screens, and earned an MBA from the University of Hartford in the midst of this.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 15th, 2016
7:00 PM
NYC Tea Improv
A mash up of some of the best improvisers from New York City come up to Hartford to perform a set.

Then after our set, we all jam!

Improvisers may include writers for The Onion, Above Average, Reductress, to name a few and house team performers from some of the major improv theaters in New York including UCB, The PIT, and The Magnet Theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-tea-improv-tickets-27802353588
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Saturday October 15th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Winnipeg & Lady Business
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are great friends onstage and off: Winnipeg and Lady Business.

Don't miss what will surely be a party of delights!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-winnipeg-lady-business-tickets-27802460909
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Sunday October 16th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets ($10 / $5 age 12 & Under): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-27802553185
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Sunday October 16th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & Friends feat. Never Say No!
Our friends are awesome.

We'll do a Sea Tea Improv Ensemble set and then you'll see something completely different by another amazing team!

Tonight's guest team is Never Say No, joining us all the way from Bridgeport!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-friends-feat-never-say-no-tickets-27802576254
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Wednesday October 19th, 2016
7:00 PM
[Workshop] What Are You Afraid Of?
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-what-are-you-afraid-of-registration-26914142926

Initiating scenes, stepping on toes, saying the "right" thing. What makes your pulse quicken when you think about improv?

In this workshop, we'll work on exercises specifically designed to put you face to face with your improv fears. We'll work on tips and techniques to take the terror out of your eyes and replace it with cool, calm, collected confidence.

There are no monsters under your bed, and there aren't any in your scenes either -- unless you put them there!

About the Instructor: Laura Manasewich is the Associate Artistic Director at Sea Tea Comedy Theater. She has performed with Sea Tea all over the northeast and beyond. She's also performed in the unique longform styles Improvised 80's Movie, Campfire, and Spoken. Laura has trained at Hartford Stage and Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. . She's also studied with Improv Boston, Second City and Gotham Writers Workshop. Laura has performed sketch comedy in Knuckle Sandwich's Disney Reality Show and stage managed the Star Wars themed show, A Tale of Two Clones. She was also an actor and contributing sketch writer for the Sea Tea Improv sketch comedy shows Jurassic Park: The Lost Jokes and Titanic: The Unsinkable Show. Laura hosts the monthly CT Improv Mixer and the recurring Sea Tea Improv & Friends Staand Up Spectacular. Laura is an instructor for Sea Tea Improv. She's taught everything from Intro to the performance-level Monoscene class. Her self-deprecating bits can be followed on Twitter @SassyMzManassy. She follows back.

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Thursday October 20th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

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Friday October 21st, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Part Time Lifeguards & Night Ghosts
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are both brand-new: Part Time Lifeguards and Night Ghosts!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-part-time-lifeguards-night-ghosts-tickets-27802662512
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Saturday October 22nd, 2016
1:00 PM
Sketch 101 - 8-week Sketch Comedy Course
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-101-8-week-sketch-comedy-course-registration-27208355925

Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Welcome to Sea Tea Improv's Sketch 101.

This 8-week class will give you a full overview of the tools and techniques central to professional sketch comedy writing.

You'll learn how to generate and hone comedic premises, pitch sketches, contribute to a writer's room, and write and revise your own sketch scripts.

Develop your comedy writing skills in a supportive, collaborative environment.

The class ends with a staged reading of student work.

Class Dates:

October 22, 2016
October 27, 2016
November 5, 2016
November 12, 2016
November 19, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 11/26 --
December 3, 2016
December 10, 2016
December 17, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Brenna Harvey

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

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 22nd, 2016
7:00 PM
Chatterbox: Storytelling Meets Improv
Improv and Storytelling are like two siblings who can't stop chattering.

Here's the deal: you, audience member, tell us a story, and then we'll spin it into some awesome comedy for you.

Sometimes the story is by a special guest, sometimes it's by the audience, sometimes a professional storyteller, or sometimes just us-- but either way, you get a little bit of both!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatterbox-storytelling-meets-improv-tickets-27802739743
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Sunday October 23rd, 2016
1:00 PM
Teen Improv - Improv Comedy Course for Teens!
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/te.....90314

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Too often, teens are told to be quiet and listen-- but here at Sea Tea Improv, we want to hear their wildest and most creative ideas! Sea Tea Improv's teen improv classes are all about harnessing the wit and wisdom of students ages 13 - 17 and turning it into intelligent, cool comedy. Whether your teen wants to pursue a career in comedy, get more confident, round out theatrical training, or fend off bullies with a great comeback, Sea Tea Improv is here to help. Our class is a creative space for teens to utilize, exercise, and develop their individual talents while working together with a team of peers to create comedy theater!

Class Dates:

October 23, 2016
October 30, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 11/6 --
November 13, 2016
November 20, 2016

Prerequisites: None!

Cost: $175, or $149 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

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.

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Sunday October 23rd, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show feat. Squishy Town Asylum
These teens are HILARIOUS!

See Sea Tea Comedy Theater's only house team comprised only of teen geniuses, Squishy Town Asylum! They're squishy, they're funny, they're trained by New Britain Repertory theater!

We'll cap off this awesome night with a cool, family-friendly set by Sea Tea Improv!

Tickets ($10 / $5 age 12 & Under): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-feat-squishy-town-asylum-tickets-27803260300
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Sunday October 23rd, 2016
7:00 PM
Stand-Up Night!
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater has more than just improv!

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

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

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-night-tickets-27803376648
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Thursday November 3rd, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

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Sunday November 6th, 2016
1:00 PM
[Workshop] Hosting an Improv Show
Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/wo.....54206

Without a great host, an improv show is likely to start off on a weird foot and stay there.

This is a workshop on how to host an improv show, short-form and long-form both.

Learn the tricks of confidence, stage presence, philosophies and techniques of a great host; make your team look great and bone up your own personal leadership skills.

This workshop is back by popular demand!

About the Instructor: Julia 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.

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Sunday November 6th, 2016
4:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-27746870637

Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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!

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 Dates:

November 6, 2016
November 13, 2016
November 20, 2016
November 27, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

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

Instructor: Steve Yenke

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Monday November 7th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv 102 - The Character - 4-week 8-class Comedy Intensive
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-102-the-character-4-week-8-class-comedy-intensive-registration-27746983976

Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In this course, students will focus on character development through physical exploration. Players will invent, refine and inspire characters that are rich and consistent. Students will also learn how to create the imagined physical environment of the scene through clear and consistent object work. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Dates:

November 7, 2016
November 9, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 21, 2016
November 23, 2016
November 28, 2016
November 30, 2016

Prerequisites: None. Student may take either 100-level class in any order.

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

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

About the Instructor: Casey Grambo is a comedian and theatre artist that performs improvisational and sketch comedy with your neighborhood, friendly improv company — Sea Tea Improv! Casey teaches improv at Sea Tea Improv studios and at Hartford Stage. She directed Sea Tea Improv’s first scripted production, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! in November of 2014. Casey is a graduate of the long form improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC and holds a BA in Theatre from Fairfield University. She has had the pleasure of working with many Connecticut theatre companies in multiple capacities including Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Theatre 4, and The Goshen Players. You can follow her stunningly creative Twitter @caseygrambo, visit her website www.caseygrambo.com, or just speak to her in person.
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Thursday November 10th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

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Sunday November 13th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
Come see our shortform improv comedy show, running monthly since 2009!

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's professional comedians host an evening of completely improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at 942 Main Street in Downtown Hartford, CT.

Sea Tea Improv has been voted "Best Local Comic" 3 times in the Advocate's Best of Hartford Readers' Poll, and has been featured on ESPN News, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more! The Hartford Advocate called Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford.

Admission is FREE!

Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu & locally brewed beers during the show.

The comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and dinner & drink service. The show begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats -- the show is free, but reservations do fill up. All ages are welcome, but due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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Thursday November 17th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Thursday November 24th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday December 1st, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday December 8th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Sunday December 11th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
Come see our shortform improv comedy show, running monthly since 2009!

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's professional comedians host an evening of completely improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at 942 Main Street in Downtown Hartford, CT.

Sea Tea Improv has been voted "Best Local Comic" 3 times in the Advocate's Best of Hartford Readers' Poll, and has been featured on ESPN News, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more! The Hartford Advocate called Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford.

Admission is FREE!

Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu & locally brewed beers during the show.

The comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and dinner & drink service. The show begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats -- the show is free, but reservations do fill up. All ages are welcome, but due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
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Thursday December 15th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday December 22nd, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday December 29th, 2016
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday January 5th, 2017
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday January 12th, 2017
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday January 19th, 2017
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday January 26th, 2017
8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Saturday January 28th, 2017
7:00 PM
Good Cop Great Cop - Sketch Comedy (Show 1)
Sea Tea Comedy Theater is excited to present Good Cop Great Cop in Hartford, CT for two shows on Saturday, January 28th, at 7PM and 9PM!

MATT PORTER & CHARLIE HANKIN are Good Cop Great Cop

Splitsider has called their work “scrupulously imagined, ruthlessly deadpan, surprisingly resonant.”

They are the comedy and filmmaking duo of writer/director MATT PORTER and painter/cartoonist CHARLIE HANKIN, known as Good Cop Great Cop.

They cowrote, codirected and star in New Timers, a Comedy Central Digital series, which recently premiered its second season.

In addition, their selftitled series Good Cop Great Cop has attracted a large following on the web. Their work has been featured in The Onion, AV Club, Cracked, Nerdist, Splitsider, SXSW, The New York Television Festival, and has been praised by GQ, USA Today, and The Hollywood Reporter.

As live performers, their UCB show has enjoyed a successful seven month run, and they continue to perform as a live duo at venues throughout New York and at colleges and festivals across the country, including the National College Comedy Festival in Saratoga Springs, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest & the New York Comedy Festival.

As a production company, they have created original content for Adult Swim, MTV Other, and Chronicle Books.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-cop-great-cop-sketch-comedy-show-1-tickets-27627231794
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Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
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Saturday January 28th, 2017
9:00 PM
Good Cop Great Cop - Sketch Comedy (Show 2)
Sea Tea Comedy Theater is excited to present Good Cop Great Cop in Hartford, CT for two shows on Saturday, January 28th, at 7PM and 9PM!

MATT PORTER & CHARLIE HANKIN are Good Cop Great Cop

Splitsider has called their work “scrupulously imagined, ruthlessly deadpan, surprisingly resonant.”

They are the comedy and filmmaking duo of writer/director MATT PORTER and painter/cartoonist CHARLIE HANKIN, known as Good Cop Great Cop.

They cowrote, codirected and star in New Timers, a Comedy Central Digital series, which recently premiered its second season.

In addition, their selftitled series Good Cop Great Cop has attracted a large following on the web. Their work has been featured in The Onion, AV Club, Cracked, Nerdist, Splitsider, SXSW, The New York Television Festival, and has been praised by GQ, USA Today, and The Hollywood Reporter.

As live performers, their UCB show has enjoyed a successful seven month run, and they continue to perform as a live duo at venues throughout New York and at colleges and festivals across the country, including the National College Comedy Festival in Saratoga Springs, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest & the New York Comedy Festival.

As a production company, they have created original content for Adult Swim, MTV Other, and Chronicle Books.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-cop-great-cop-sketch-comedy-show-2-tickets-27627367199
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Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

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