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Thursday May 28th, 2015
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, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Friday May 29th, 2015
8:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase at Billings Forge!
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase is a comedy show at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford, right next door to the Firebox restaurant. Every month's show is like a miniature improv festival!

Tickets are just $10! Buy tickets online:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-longform-comedy-showcase-tickets-15166327895

Laugh with Sea Tea Improv, a guest group, and a mixed group of area improvisers as they perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy!

What's *longform* improv comedy? It's the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and other big cities where a single suggestion or story from the audience can become a 15-30 minute improvised comedy, created right before your eyes!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
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Saturday May 30th, 2015
2:00 PM
The Scene (8-week Foundation-level Improv Course)
The Scene (Foundation-Level Improv Course)

Instructor: Laura Manasewich

Cost: $199

Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Students will learn the ultimate foundation needed in order to have amazing 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.

Prerequisite: This course requires no previous improv experience or courses. Those with improv experience will benefit from the curriculum targeting specific improv skill-sets.

Class dates:
Saturday, May 30
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, June 27
*** NO CLASS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY ***
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, July 18
Saturday, July 25 (Share performance at 4:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 Foundation-level adult improv courses, along with “The Character” and “The Game”.

About the Instructor: Laura Manasewich is an improvisor living in Connecticut. She is currently an Advanced Study student at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and has trained with many amazing instructors and her own improv heroes. She has performed with Sea Tea all over the northeast and beyond. She’s also had incredible opportunities to perform in unique longform styles such as Improvised 80’s Movie, Campfire, and Spoken. She is a former member of the longform troupe Moebius. Laura has dipped her toes into the waters of sketch comedy and was lucky enough to perform in shows for Hartford’s Asylum Attic and Knuckle Sandwich’s Disney Reality Show. She hopes to keep swimming in the sketch waters. She is a current student at Gotham Writers Workshop in NY. Laura is also an instructor for Sea Tea Improv. She’s taught numerous classes, and some of her students even come back to take more! Teaching is one of Laura’s proudest accomplishments in Sea Tea.

This course is limited to 15 students.

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Can't pay right now, or all at once? Contact us about setting up a payment plan at comedy@seateaimprov.com
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Sunday May 31st, 2015
4:00 PM
The Second Beat (8-Week Longform Improv Course)
Focus Course: The Second Beat
Instructor: Daniel Davidson

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Students will explore beyond the initial scene into second beats in this focus on longform improvisation. Players will be honing in on skills such as tag outs, bending the space, walk-ons, advancements, callbacks, group games and scene painting. The course ends in a share performance for an invited audience

Prerequisite: Completion of at least two of our "Foundation" level courses (The Scene, The Game, The Character), or permission from Sea Tea Improv (request permission by emailing comedy@seateaimprov.com).

About the Instructor:
Daniel Davidson has a wealth of national improv experience. He first began studying improv with Bay Area Theatersports (BATS) in San Francisco in 2008 with the modest goal of meeting people in a new city. Instead, he met his Destiny (now his wife of 5 years)! After completing the BATS improv program, Daniel trained privately with instructor Dave Dennison, focusing on theatrical scenework. Soon it was off to Hollywood, where he studied improv and comedy writing at The Second City Hollywood and iO West, and graduated from The Second City Conservatory in 2012. Since moving to Hartford in 2013 Daniel has been the unofficial winner of several 2-prov shows and an untold number of arguments.

All class meetings are on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Class dates:
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
** NO CLASS ON JULY 5 **
July 12
July 19
July 26 (Share performance from 6:30pm - 7pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv's two "Focus"-level adult improv courses: this course, focused on longform improvisation, and The Set List, focused on shortform improvisation.

Cost: $199

This course is limited to 15 students.

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/SecondBeat2015
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday June 4th, 2015
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, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Saturday June 6th, 2015
12:00 PM
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners)
Instructor: Summar Elguindy

Cost: $99

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Improv is for everyone. Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, or you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help. In this class, Sea Tea Improv will introduce 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!

Saturday afternoons
from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
starting June 6, 2015

Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, June 27

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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Thursday June 11th, 2015
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, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
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Friday June 12th, 2015
9:00 PM
CT Improv Mixer
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street #500, Hartford, CT 06103, United States
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Wednesday June 17th, 2015
9:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv does E-MPROV - a live online improv show!
Sea Tea Improv performs LIVE online on e-mprov.com on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

See your favorite Sea Tea Improv members from all over the country perform together online from the comfort of your own screen-that-can-play-a-YouTube-video!
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Thursday June 18th, 2015
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, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT Improv Comedy