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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
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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.

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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
Thu 19th 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
Thu 26th 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
Thu 3rd Oct
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 4th Oct
9:30 pm
11:59 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at UConn Late Night!
We're doing TWO shows at UConn's Late Night on Friday, 10/4! One at 9:30pm and one at 11:30pm! Come see the show!

UConn Late Night!
Theme: The Muppets Visit Late Night!

10/4/2013 9pm - 1am

- Make your own sock puppet!
- Make your own food like the Swedish Chef
- Sea Tea Improv shows at 9:30PM and 11:30PM
- Be in a Muppets Movie Poster

Storrs Campus
Student Union

Admission: Free

More information available at: www.latenight.uconn.edu/
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UConn Student Union, Storrs, CT
Sat 5th Oct
7:30 pm
9:30 pm
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Improv Mashup Show with Franklin's Peaches & Tick Tick BOOM!
On Saturday, October 5th, Sea Tea Improv, Franklin's Peaches and Tick Tick BOOM will put all of our players names in a hat and draw out 3 random new one-off groups, just for this night!

See the best of Hartford's professional improvisers mix it all up for one night only! Will you see the Sea Peaches? Franklin's BOOM? Tick Tea Tick? No one knows how the draw will go!

Tickets just $10 for 3 awesome, unique improvised comedy shows by 3 groups that you'll never see again! Buy tickets: https://improvmashup.eventbrite.com/

Parking for this show will be available at the Mark Twain House & Museum, a very short walk from the theater.
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HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sun 6th Oct
4:30 pm
6:30 pm
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Improv for Teens (5-week course) begins!
Improv for Teens (5-Week course)
Instructor: Julia Pistell
Cost: $99

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/TeenImprovFall
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Sunday evenings
from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
starting October 6, 2013

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

Prerequisites: None! (ages 18 and under only)

Class dates:
Sunday, October 6
Sunday, October 13 (see Sea Tea Improv at City Steam after class!)
Sunday, October 20
Sunday, October 27
Sunday, November 3

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.

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/TeenImprovFall
(PayPal account is not required)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT

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