Events

Our own Monthly Comedy Shows in Hartford, CT

Sea Tea Improv at
City Steam Brewery!

Sea Tea Improv’s
Longform Comedy
Showcase!

Sea Tea Improv at
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater!

One Sunday per month One Friday per month One weekend per month
Our shortform improv show!

Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, we take tons of suggestions from the audience and use them (and a few audience volunteers here and there) in a variety of scenes, songs, and competitive games made up right on the spot!

Come see the show and have dinner, drinks & dessert while you watch — City Steam brews their own beers right on the premises.

This is our first and longest-running show — we’ve performed over 50 monthly shows at City Steam since 2009.

Our longform improv show!

We bring the big-city style improv of New York, Chicago, Boston & LA to life in Hartford!

We’ll take a single suggestion of a word, phrase, or title, get inspired by improvised stories from celebrity guests, or interview audience members to create a 25-40 minute improvised comedy with different scenes, themes & characters!

The showcase features Sea Tea Improv’s show AND other performances by invited groups & mixed improvisers from all over, for a big fun festival-style show!

In this newest addition to our monthly shows, we put on special one-time or experimental comedy shows that may not even be improv!

We’ve done improvised musicals, a special show for kids & families, a sketch comedy show with live music similar to SNL, a show where the improv groups swapped members, and a show with new one-off groups that were no bigger than 3 members each!

These shows are where we do something truly unique — don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity!

FREE! $10 Prices vary
(usually around $10)
Call City Steam at
(860) 525-1600
to make your reservation.
Get your tickets online
or at the door.
Our improv students get in free.
Available at either
Sea Tea Improv tickets,
HartBeat tickets, or at the door.
City Steam Brewery’s
Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Club

942 Main St.
Hartford, CT (map)
The Studio at Billings Forge
(right next to Firebox)
563 Broad St.
Hartford, CT (map)
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater

360 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT (map)

Complete Public Show & Event Listings

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Tue 24th Jul
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
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Auditions!
Sea Tea Improv, Hartford, CT's premier professional improv comedy group, is holding auditions for new members!

Auditioners will have the choice of two audition dates and times: Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 4PM and Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7PM, both at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club in Hartford, CT. Some auditioners will be invited to callbacks on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 4PM at the same location.

Auditioners are asked to come to only one (1) of the two first-round auditions. Please arrive at the audition's start time, and be prepared to stay for a full 3 hours.

Auditions will consist of improvised scenework, improv games, various warm-ups and exercises, and interviews.

Please send a resume with any and all experience and/or education related to improv, and a headshot (if you have one) or recent photo to auditions@seateaimprov.com . Walk-ins will be able to audition, but sending a resume and photo ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are also encouraged to bring resumes and photos with them if possible.

Sea Tea Improv is a professional improv comedy group that performs, on average, once per week in and outside of Connecticut, and rehearses up to twice a week in Hartford, CT. Sea Tea Improv offers paid performance and education opportunities for members.

Sea Tea Improv has been working together since April 2009 and has performed or taught over 100 shows, classes, and workshops. These are Sea Tea Improv's first auditions in 2 years.

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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Sat 28th Jul
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv Presents an ImprovBoston Workshop with Will Luera
Sea Tea Improv is bringing Will Luera, the artistic director of ImprovBoston, to Hartford to teach a workshop on a longform improv style known as "Close Quarters" at TheaterWorks (233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT) on Saturday, July 28th from 11AM to 2PM.

The members of Sea Tea Improv are taking this workshop, and we've got just 9 additional spots to fill, so we're telling Hartford-area improvisers about this great opportunity to join Sea Tea Improv for a workshop with this great instructor!

The cost of this workshop is $47 per person. For reference, a 3-hour workshop at ImprovBoston is $65 per person, but Sea Tea is using part of a grant from the City of Hartford that we got to bring outside improv instruction to Hartford to help cover some of the cost for CT improvisers!

There are only 9 spots, and since this is coming up very soon, the only fast and fair way we can think to offer these spots is first-come-first-served via a PayPal payment. (Note: you do not need PayPal account to pay via PayPal: you will see an option that says "Don't have a PayPal account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.")

Here's the link!
bit.ly/SeaTeaPresentsImprovBostonWorkshop

We hope to take this workshop with you!

RSVP on Facebook:
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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Sat 28th Jul
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Private Show in Lebanon, CT
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Lebanon, CT
Sun 29th Jul
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
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Audition Callbacks (Invite Only)
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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Wed 1st Aug
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Physical Improv (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructor: Kate Sidley
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Say goodbye to talking heads! This workshop is designed to get improvisers relaxed and comfortable with being physically active on stage. Create a realistic subway car, dive off Niagra Falls, be a gnarled tree, and get swept up in a tornado. This class will give you the tools you need to create dynamic and active environments on stage while working physically and safely with other improvisers. You don’t need to be an athlete or contortionist to be physical in improv, but with the support of your team and some basic skills, you’ll have an audience applauding your every feat. Students should come prepared to move.

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopPhysical

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopPhysicalCS

RSVP to this workshop:
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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Sat 4th Aug
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
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Private Performance in Amherst, MA
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Amherst, MA
Sun 5th Aug
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club!
Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

On Sunday, August 5, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome. 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, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Wed 8th Aug
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Group Games (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructors: Laura Manasewich & Graham Snow
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Group games are fun! In this workshop we will work together to build our focus, energy and group mind to produce great scenes with all of our players! Sure, two and three person scenes are great, but what’s more fun than a hilarious scene with your whole team? Come learn the importance of working together for the greater good. This workshop will include exercises to get your group mind brain brewing and plenty of time to create group scenes that will be fit for any long form improv format you can imagine!

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopGroupGames

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopGroupGamesCS

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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Wed 15th Aug
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Hip-Hop Improv (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructors: Vladimir John Perez & Dan Russell
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Sea Tea Improv’s Vlad & Dan will school you on what it takes to bring the ruckus to all you improv lovers. Learn comedy battle rapping, how to roast an audience member like a Beastie Boy, and how to rhyme quick on your feet. Learn to support your fellow improv rappers with beatboxing, and learn to listen to your “opponent” to dis back hard. Create a hip-hop persona that’s larger than life, but true to your steez. By the end, you’ll be selling bad rhymes, setting up easy ones, and finding the awesome connections that come when you’ve got no choice but to try to rhyme on the spot. True “Yes And” ain’t nothing to f**k wit!

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopHipHop

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopHipHopCS

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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Sat 18th Aug
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at the Baltimore Improv Festival!
We've been selected to perform at the Baltimore Improv Festival in Baltimore, MD!

We're performing at 10PM on Saturday with LD50 from New York, NY and Adrift from Philadelphia, PA!

More info on LD50:
ldsub50sub.improvteams.com/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2unhEukm0A

More info on Adrift:
https://www.facebook.com/ImprovAdrift/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xrCn3KY8dM

The Baltimore Improv Festival website:
www.baltimoreimprovfestival.org/

It would be great to see some friendly faces in B-More!

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3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD

Public Performances:

In addition to the monthly events listed above, we also perform at other public events around CT and in festivals all over the east coast. See our list of upcoming events on Facebook.

Private Performances:

Our team of professional improvisers can customize a show of just about any length & theme to entertain your guests through made-up on-the-spot stories, characters, & games entirely based on audience suggestions.  We’ve performed for fundraisers, birthday parties, graduation parties, opening ceremonies, holidays, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.

Corporate Entertainment:

Whether you’re entertaining employees or customers, our team of professional improvisers will customize a show of just about any length and theme to entertain your audience using their own suggestions.  We’ve performed for insurance companies, law firms, financial companies, non-profits, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.


Some of the Improv Groups, Bands, and other acts we’ve performed with:

UCB TourCo, The Brothers Hines, Pam Victor, Sasha Goldberg, Will Luera, Colin McEnroe, Scrambled Legs, Nobody’s Token, Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter, Horse Lincoln, Spoiled Space Monkeys, Renee DiNino, Pompadour, Mendoza, Tick Tick BOOM, The Great Make Believe Society, BenTopher, String Theorie, The Sticks Improv, Home Brew, The Awkward Handshakes, Franklin’s Peaches, Fake Fake Monkey, The Men in Black Barbershop Quartet, The Moveable Joints, Moebius, The Purple Crayon of Yale, Dukakis, Hickory, Pizza Supremacist, Anastos, Gadabout, Free Lunch, Standish Arms


Some of the Places We’ve Performed:

Theaters:

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, UCB East, The HartBeat Ensemble’s Carriage House Theatre, Hartford Children’s Theatre, The Hole in the Wall Theater, Lucid Stage, Perishable Theater, Playhouse on Park, Trinity on Main, Oddfellows Playhouse. Charter Oak Cultural Center, Buttonwood Tree, Spotlight Cinemas

Companies and Organizations:

LEGO Systems, Accenture, ESPN, Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Phoenix, Public Allies, Toastmasters, United Healthcare, United Way, Hartford Marathon Foundation, Connecticut Humanities

Comedy Clubs, Bars, and Cafes:

City Steam Brewery Cafe’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, Hartford Funny Bone, Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, City Steam Brewery & Cafe’s Richardson Room, La Paloma Sabanera, Cloud 9 Lounge, Jitters Coffeehouse, The Speakeasy at Local 121, Zen Bar, Barley Vine, Esca Wine Bar

Schools, Museums, Heritage, and Community Venues:

Bulkeley High School, Butler McCook House, The Buttonwood Tree, Central Baptist Church, Hartford City Hall, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, ConnectiCon, Connecticut Science Center, CT Business Expo, Hartford Law and Government High School, Holyoke Public Library, Lyceum Resource & Conference Center, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Middletown Elk’s Club, PSC Partners Conference, Odyssey of the Mind, The Studio at Billings Forge, The University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, Goodwin College

Media Studios:

ESPN, WFSB, WNPR, WTNH, WWLP, Fox 61

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