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Thu 22nd Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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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.

"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 will keep 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 toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 23rd Aug
8:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Sketch Comedy Showcase Extrordinairre! - Night 1
Are you all ready for the greatest collaboration of all time?

This August, from the minds that brought you last year's "Welcome to Asylum Attic," plus some new brains-- Sea Tea presents a pile of the best sketches you've ever seen in your life. Where will these occur? Why, at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (formerly Hartford Children's Theater), of course!

This show is running on 2 nights!
- Friday, August 23
- Saturday, August 24

Buy tickets here: https://sketchshowcase.eventbrite.com/

There's just one problem: the sketches haven't been written, cast, or directed yet. That's all up to you. Get writing!

Work out the kinks in your sketches by attending one of our sketch roundtables. Those occur on the first & third Sundays of every month from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Upcoming roundtables:
July 21
August 4
August 18

Get writing & stay tuned for more updates!

Both live and filmed sketches will be accepted.

Submission DEADLINE is 8/5/13 8pm

(Parking for this event will be available at the Mark Twain House & Museum, a short walk from the theater.)
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HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sat 24th Aug
8:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Sketch Comedy Showcase Extrordinairre! - Night 2
Are you all ready for the greatest collaboration of all time?

This August, from the minds that brought you last year's "Welcome to Asylum Attic," plus some new brains-- Sea Tea presents a pile of the best sketches you've ever seen in your life. Where will these occur? Why, at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (formerly Hartford Children's Theater), of course!

This show is running on 2 nights!
- Friday, August 23
- Saturday, August 24

Buy tickets here: https://sketchshowcase.eventbrite.com/

There's just one problem: the sketches haven't been written, cast, or directed yet. That's all up to you. Get writing!

Work out the kinks in your sketches by attending one of our sketch roundtables. Those occur on the first & third Sundays of every month from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Upcoming roundtables:
July 21
August 4
August 18

Get writing & stay tuned for more updates!

Both live and filmed sketches will be accepted.

Submission DEADLINE is 8/5/13 8pm

(Parking for this event will be available at the Mark Twain House & Museum, a short walk from the theater.)
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HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sun 25th Aug
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
Eat, drink, laugh, & shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv performs an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT. Admission is FREE!

We've been featured on ESPN, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more. See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford & why its readers named Sea Tea Improv as the Best Local Comic.

Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu & beers brewed on-site while our team takes suggestions from you & turns them into improvised scenes, games & songs.

On Sunday, August 25, the comedy club doors open at 6pm for seating & dinner. The show begins at 7pm. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats -- the show is free, but our shows 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, Hartford, CT
Thu 29th Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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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.

"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 will keep 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 toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 5th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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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.

"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 will keep 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 toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Mon 9th Sep
6:30 pm
9:30 pm
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The Scene (8-week Improv course) begins!
The Scene (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
Instructor: Julia Pistell
Cost: $199

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/FallScene
(PayPal account not required to register)

Monday evenings
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
starting September 9th, 2013

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

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:
Monday, September 9
Monday, September 16
Monday, September 23
Monday, September 30
Monday, October 7
-- No Class on 10/14 --
Monday, October 21
Monday, October 28
Monday, November 4 (Share performance at 8:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 “Foundation” level adult improv courses, along with “The Character” (last offered in Summer 2013) and “The Game” (last offered in Spring 2013). This class was last offered in Winter/Spring 2013 & was taught by Kate Sidley.

This course is limited to 16 students.

About the Instructor:
Julia Pistell is one of the founding members of Sea Tea Improv, and has performed with the troupe all over New England. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Hartford Stage. A seasoned vocalist, Pistell has sung with jazz bands, musical theater productions, and a cappella groups. Pistell has also performed in the independent improvised productions of "Campfire" and "Mosquito Sunset" at Playhouse on Park. Outside of improv, Pistell is a professional writer, publicist, and teacher; she holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is currently working for The Mark Twain House & Museum and appears on the podcast Literary Disco.

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/FallScene
(PayPal account not required to register)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Sutie 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 12th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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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.

"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 will keep 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 toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 13th Sep
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge
Watch Sea Tea Improv and guest groups perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

Tickets are just $9 online ahead of time, $10 online on the day of the show, or $10 at the door!

Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Each installment will feature Sea Tea Improv and a superb guest group from Connecticut, Boston, New York, or elsewhere pushing the boundaries of what improv can be.

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sun 15th Sep
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's 50th Show at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT Improv Comedy