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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Sea Tea Improv PublicAdd to google calendar
Thu 6th Feb
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.

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
Sat 8th Feb
8:30 PM
11:30 PM
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CT Improv Mixer
The monthly CT Improv Mixer!

Hosted by Sassy Manassy & DJ Flawless Walrus!
Doors open at 8:30 we'll get started by 9, $3 to get in, byob
All experience levels welcome!
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75 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Thu 13th Feb
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.

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 14th Feb
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Valentine's Day 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
Sat 15th Feb
6:00 PM
11:00 PM
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Art League of New Britain's HeARTfest!
HEARTFEST
A FUN FUNDRAISER

Come on out for great entertainment, food, and fun! Help us raise funds to support our 1860's historic carriage house that houses two wonderful galleries and a ceramics studio.

FEATURING
SEA TEA IMPROV
AND
EDWIN VELEZ /LATIN GUITAR

APPETIZERS, BUFFET,(SWEETS) & DRINK INCLUDED

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
6-11PM.

$35 PER PERSON WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Register online at www.alnb.org/heartfest.html , email contact@alnb.org or phone (860) 229-1484

$40 AT DOOR WITHOUT RESERVATION

www.alnb.org/heartfest.html
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Art League of New Britain Inc, 30 Cedar Street, New Britain, CT
Sat 15th Feb
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at the Carriage House Theater!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-family-comedy-show-tickets-10335256029

See our improvised family-friendly comedy show featuring story-telling, rhyming, miming, singing, big characters, puppetry, and tons of audience participation! Our company has entertained thousands of kids & families at First Night Hartford, the Mark Twain House, The CT Odyssey of the Mind, & schools all over Connecticut. We're bringing this special family-edition of our show to HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (formerly the Hartford Children's Theater).

Recommended for adults who are kids at heart, young adults, teenagers, tweenagers, and kids of all ages, from 3 years old to 103 years old (note: 104 year olds will not be admitted.)

Just $10 - Get your tickets!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-family-comedy-show-tickets-10335256029

Come spend a family evening out in the city with some clean laughs from Connecticut's improv comedy professionals. Parking is available for free at the Mark Twain House & Museum lot, just across the street from the Carriage House Theater.
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Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thu 20th Feb
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.

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
Sat 22nd Feb
8:00 PM
10:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at Improvaganza!
Come see us and a bunch of other groups perform improv comedy for you at the 4th annual Improvaganza!

Playhouse on Park
Saturday February 22nd
8:00 PM

Only $10!
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Playhouse on Park, Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Sun 23rd Feb
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
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, The Travel Channel, 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.

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 Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Tue 25th Feb
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
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Improv for Teens: Performance Troupe begins!
Improv for Teens: Performance Troupe!

Join Sea Tea Improv's first-ever performance troupe for the coolest up-and-coming improvisers around: the Sea Teens! No, this isn't a group of adolescent octopi-- it's a fantastic class of students who will learn the skills and games of improvised comedy. We'll play games a la "Whose Line is It Anyway," and work on making our scenes surprising, truthful, and most of all, hilarious. Improv comedy is also great for rounding out acting skills, building confidence, making great friends, and playing to the top of your intelligence. Past participants in our teen classes have reported using improv skills for standing up to bullies, landing roles in professional stage productions, and many more. In this class, we'll work specifically on using improv for performance: there will be at least two full-length public shows to show off our amazing improvising.

AND: this year, we've been invited to bring the Sea Teens to the Chicago Improv Festival! If interest warrants and parental permission is provided, we will use the funds raised from other shows to bring the team out to Chicago and perform in the improv capital of the world. Don't miss this chance to have an experience improvisers of all ages dream about (and add an incredibly cool item to any budding thespian's resume).

Space is extremely limited so sign up today!

Register now via PayPal (PayPal account is not required):
bit.ly/TeenImprov2014

Instructor: Julia Pistell

Class dates:
Tuesday, February 25
Tuesday, March 4
Tuesday, March 11
Tuesday, March 18
Tuesday, March 25
Tuesday, April 1
Tuesday, April 8
Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday, April 22
Tuesday, April 29

Cost: $199

All ten (10) classes are on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Sea Tea Improv Studio at 75 Pratt St, Suite 500 in Downtown Hartford.

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 Student of 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 and Disaster Movie; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; is the creator of the Sketch Writing Roundtable; and is the Assistant Director of Knuckle Sandwich'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.

Register now via PayPal (PayPal account is not required):
bit.ly/TeenImprov2014
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Sea Tea Improv, Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Thu 27th Feb
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.

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 3rd Mar
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Monday Night March Montage (Drop-in Jam)
Practice the Montage longform on Monday evenings!

Host: Jeffrey William Schaefer

Just $5 per person.

This new, limited series of drop-ins in our Studios on Pratt Street is running for this March only!
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Studio 500, Hartford, CT
Wed 5th Mar
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Intro to Improv (4-week course) begins!
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners)
Instructor: Laura Manasewich
Cost: $99

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!

Wednesday evenings
from 7pm to 9pm
starting March 5, 2014

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Wednesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 26

About the Instructor:
Laura Manasewich has been a member of Sea Tea Improv since 2010. She has performed with the group all over New England as well as in New York and Baltimore. She has performed in improv cagematches both in CT and New York, including the 2012-13 CT Improv Cagematch Championship. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC as well as with Hartford Stage and Playhouse on Park in CT. In addition to her work with Sea Tea, Laura has performed in Improvised 80’s Movie, and with the longform group Moebius. Laura will be the new host of the CT Improv Mixer staring in the fall of 2013. She has written and performed in sketch comedy shows for the Hartford-based sketch company Asylum Attic. In addition to improv, Laura is an avid dancer, trained in tap and jazz.

Follow this course on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/273855816105687/

Register now via PayPal:
bit.ly/MarchImprov
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 6th Mar
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.

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 10th Mar
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Monday Night March Montage (Drop-in Jam)
Practice the Montage longform on Monday evenings!

Host: Jeffrey William Schaefer

Just $5 per person.

This new, limited series of drop-ins in our Studios on Pratt Street is running for this March only!
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Studio 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 13th Mar
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
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.

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 14th Mar
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. Tiny Dictator!
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
Mon 17th Mar
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
Add event to google
Monday Night March Montage (Drop-in Jam)
Practice the Montage longform on Monday evenings!

Host: Jeffrey William Schaefer

Just $5 per person.

This new, limited series of drop-ins in our Studios on Pratt Street is running for this March only!
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Studio 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 20th Mar
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
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.

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
Sun 23rd Mar
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
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, The Travel Channel, 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.

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 Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Mon 24th Mar
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Monday Night March Montage (Drop-in Jam)
Practice the Montage longform on Monday evenings!

Host: Jeffrey William Schaefer

Just $5 per person.

This new, limited series of drop-ins in our Studios on Pratt Street is running for this March only!
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Studio 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 27th Mar
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv on Spotlight with Virginia Wolf!
Spotlight with Virginia Wolf:
www.wliswmrd.net/2012/spotlight.htm

Listen live online:
www.wliswmrd.net/

(Also rebroadcasts at 6:30pm)
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Tune in to WMRD1150-AM or WLIS 1420-AM, or listen online at www.wliswmrd.net/
Thu 27th Mar
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv Fixes a B-Movie
Laugh with the cast of Sea Tea Improv as they improvise their way through a muted movie they've never seen before. Sea Tea Improv will invent new dialog, new characters, new sound effects, and even a new musical score with the goal of taking a terrible B-movie nobody has ever heard before, and presenting it the way it should have been the first time around.

Step 1: Pick b-movie
Step 2: Mute b-movie
Step 3: Fix b-movie

Tickets just $9 online ( $10 at the door )
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-fixes-a-b-movie-tickets-10814158439
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Spotlight Theaters, 39 Front Street, Hartford, CT
Thu 27th Mar
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
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CANCELLED THIS WEEK: 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.

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
Sat 29th Mar
8:30 PM
11:00 PM
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CT Improv Mixer
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Sea Tea Improv, Pratt Street, Hartford, CT
Mon 31st Mar
6:30 PM
9:30 PM
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The Second Beat (8-Week Longform Improv Course) begins!
Focus Course: The Second Beat
Instructor: Greg Ludovici

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/Spring2ndBeat
(PayPal account not required)

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:
Greg Ludovici is a co-founder of Sea Tea Improv and a professional actor who has studied and performed in New York, London, and throughout Connecticut. In addition to performing with Sea Tea Improv, he has acted professionally with with Hartford Stage, Bated Breath Theatre Company, Hartford Children’s Theatre, and beyond. Greg is an INNY Award-nominated improv coach, instructor, and corporate trainer. He graduated from the Upright Citizens Brigade’s Improv Training Program, in New York City, where he was selected for their Advanced Study Program. Furthermore, Greg has studied improvised musical theater at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Magnet, and The PIT, all in New York City. Locally Greg completed Hartford Stage’s Complete Actor and Flying Blind Improv programs.

All class meetings are on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Class dates:
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19 (Share performance from 9pm - 9:30pm)

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. This course was last taught in Summer/Fall 2013 by Jeffrey William Schaefer.

Cost: $199

This course is limited to 16 students.

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/Spring2ndBeat
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 3rd Apr
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.

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 Apr
7:00 PM
10:30 PM
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Hartford Improv Festival - Night 1
Show lineups and workshops to be announced!
www.hartfordimprov.com/festival/

Tickets here:
www.eventbrite.com/o/ha.....48221
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Hartford Spotlight Stadium 4, Front Street, Hartford, CT
Sat 5th Apr
3:00 PM
10:30 PM
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Hartford Improv Festival - Night 2
Show lineups and workshops to be announced!
www.hartfordimprov.com/festival/

Tickets here:
www.eventbrite.com/o/ha.....48221
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Hartford Spotlight Stadium 4, Front Street, Hartford, CT
Sun 6th Apr
7:00 PM
10:30 PM
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Hartford Improv Festival - Night 3
Show lineups and workshops to be announced!
www.hartfordimprov.com/festival/
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City Steam Brewery Cafe, Main Street, Hartford, CT
Sun 6th Apr
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
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, The Travel Channel, 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.

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 Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Thu 10th Apr
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.

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
Sat 12th Apr
2:00 PM
5:00 PM
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The Scene (8-Week Improv Course) begins!
The Scene (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
Instructor: Kate Sidley
Cost: $199

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

Saturday afternoons
from 2pm to 5pm
starting April 12th, 2014

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:
Saturday, April 12
Saturday, April 19
Saturday, April 26
Saturday, May 3
Saturday, May 10
Saturday, May 17
Saturday, May 24
--- No class on 5/31 ---
Saturday, June 7 (Share performance at 4:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 “Foundation” level adult improv courses, along with “The Character” (last offered in Winter 2014) and “The Game” (last offered in Fall/Winter 2013). This class was last offered in Fall 2013 & was taught by Julia Pistell.

This course is limited to 16 students.

About the Instructor:
Kate Sidley is a founding member of Sea Tea Improv. Kate has trained at Hartford Stage, The PIT, and Upright Citizens Brigade where she is an advanced student in both improv and sketch. She lives and works in NYC where she performs with the improv team Save the Last Dance and writes for the sketch team Moose. Select credits include Terry Withers' Short Form is the Only Art Form, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, Del Close Marathon, Providence Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, and The PIT's NYC Improv Fest. Kate performed in Sea Tea's cage match winning casts in both the CT Cage Match series and in UCB's Indie Cage Match. In addition to her work as a comedy writer and performer, Kate is currently pursuing a PhD in Theatre at CUNY Graduate Center with a focus on U.S. comedy. Find more info at www.katesidley.com/ and follow her on Twitter @ImprovHistorian .

Follow this course on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/240467172799571/

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/SpringScene
(PayPal account not required to register)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 17th Apr
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.

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
Sat 19th Apr
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at the Carriage House Theater!
See an improvised comedy show by Sea Tea Improv!

Come spend a night out in the city with Connecticut's improv comedy professionals. Parking is available for free at the Mark Twain House & Museum lot, just across the street from the Carriage House Theater.

Tickets are just $10:
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Hartbeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thu 24th Apr
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
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Whose Body Is It Anyway? Sea Tea Improv performs at Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
What could be more fun than an evening with award-winning Sea Tea Improv, libations and hors d’oeuvres?

Join us as we mix together comedy and Planned Parenthood’s mission for an unforgettably fun evening of once-in-a-lifetime performances.

Tickets:
Patron Tickets - $90
Young Supporter Tickets (An affordable option for those under 35 years of age) - $45

Register here: https://giving.ppsne.org/whose-body-hartford
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Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Thu 24th Apr
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.

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 25th Apr
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Pipes!
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:
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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 guest for Friday, April 25 is Providence, RI's Pipes - Musical Improv Comedy!

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thu 1st May
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.

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

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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