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Comedy Shows, Classes & Events

Come see a show or take a class with Connecticut’s improv comedy professionals! Purchase tickets to shows at Sea Tea Comedy Theater or register for our comedy classes & workshops!

You can also see a list of all of our upcoming events on our Facebook Page.

Sea Tea Comedy Shows, Events & Classes


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Thursday August 25th, 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 August 26th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & Friends: Hines & Moberger
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!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-friends-tickets-26472070676
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Friday August 26th, 2016
9:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & Friends
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!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-friends-tickets-26472112802
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Saturday August 27th, 2016
7:00 PM
Home Game: Sea Tea Touring Company & More!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage -- sometimes with a guest team, too!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-more-tickets-26472198057
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Saturday August 27th, 2016
9:00 PM
Two-Prov Night! Featuring "It's Us Again" and "S & M"
Come see teams of two do some great improv without a safety net!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-prov-night-tickets-27285789531
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Sunday August 28th, 2016
5:00 PM
(Un)scripted / Improvised Tennessee Williams
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unscripted-improvised-tennessee-williams-tickets-27118839178

In (Un)scripted, one actor has memorized a scripted part and one hapless improviser has to keep up.

Our actors are prepped, propped, and ready to perform. Our improvisers have no idea what's going to happen.

Watch improvisers put their skills to the test by doing full theatrical scenes with no memorization whatsoever -- they don't even know what plays we picked.

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In Improvised Tennesee Williams, director Daniel Davidson leads a team of improvisers in embodying the passionate characters, poetic language, and southern sensibilities of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams!

You'll see just-created amazing characters that'll be sincere and committed, use metaphor and symbolism, and make you laugh.

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Whether you love dramatic theater or improv comedy, come see our casts bring both together, in different ways!

Tickets are just $10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unscripted-improvised-tennessee-williams-tickets-27118839178
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Sunday August 28th, 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 August 28th, 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-26472238177
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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
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
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 September 9th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble's Longform Showcase
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-tickets-26473052613
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Friday September 9th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams
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-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
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-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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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.

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
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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Monday September 12th, 2016
7:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-26674489115

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.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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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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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 for Envisionfest!
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 guests will be announced soon.

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-for-envisionfest-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
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 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?

$5 per person
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Friday September 23rd, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams
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-tickets-26616396358
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Friday September 23rd, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams
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-tickets-26616409397
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Saturday September 24th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams
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-tickets-26616445505
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Sunday September 25th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Teen 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.

In this show, we'll be taking all of our suggestions and stories from the awesome teens in our audience.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-teen-show-tickets-26616499667
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Sunday September 25th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv & 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-the-lottery-tickets-26616468574
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Thursday September 29th, 2016
7:00 PM
Acting for the Improviser [4 Week Workshop]
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acting-for-the-improviser-4-week-workshop-registration-26913924272

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

In this four week workshop, students will explore acting concepts and techniques that can enhance their improvised scenework.

Focusing on character drives, emotional commitment, and connecting with partners will help students to improve the clarity and richness of scenes, as well as to build confidence on stage.

We'll work on creating scenes that are more believable, more compelling, and yes, more funnier.

Workshop Dates:

September 29, 2016
October 6, 2016
October 13, 2016 (Start time is 7:30 p.m. on this date)
October 20, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

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

About the Instructor: Daniel Davidson has been teaching improvisational theater at Sea Tea Improv since 2014, having joined the company in 2013. He completed training programs at BATS Improv in San Francisco and The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles and has taken workshops around the country at iO West, UCB East, and The PIT, to name a few. When it comes to improv, Daniel has a simple theory, which you will hear if you take one of his classes! Daniel has taught improv-based writing and science workshops to Hartford public school 4th-6th graders through the Hartford Performs program, led numerous corporate team-building workshops, and performed in literally a hundred Sea Tea Improv shows. Daniel is a graduate of Brown University and will complete Master’s programs in Social Work and Public Health at UConn in 2016.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Thursday September 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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Friday September 30th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & Friends
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!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-friends-tickets-26616505685
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Friday September 30th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams
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-tickets-26616459547
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Saturday October 1st, 2016
1:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Register now:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-26914315442

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 & More!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage -- sometimes with a guest team, too!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-more-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.

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

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

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

$5 per person
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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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Sunday October 23rd, 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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