We've got a ton of great comedy shows & improv courses & workshops coming up, including
Intro to Improv taught by Greg Ludovici & The Character taught by Daniel Davidson!

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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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:
www.eventbrite.com/e/se.....67773
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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:
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 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
Sat 3rd May
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
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Intro to Improv (4-week course) begins!
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners)
Instructor: Summar Elguindy
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!

Saturday afternoons
from 12pm to 2pm
starting May 3, 2014

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

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Saturday, May 3
Saturday, May 10
Saturday, May 17
Saturday, May 24

Register now via PayPal:
bit.ly/MayIntro
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 8th 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
Sat 10th May
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's 2Prov Show at the HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater
Sea Tea Improv's 2Prov Show

Featuring smaller groups made of members of Sea Tea Improv and friends, including:
- Julia and Jeffrey
- Claire, Greg, and Laura
- Brenna and Drew
- Panko and Sullivan
- Steve and Daniel
- Casey and Tom
- Quagan and Hines

Come spend an evening 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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-2prov-show-at-the-carriage-house-theater-tickets-11500744035
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HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sun 11th May
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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FREE Mother's Day 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 15th 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
Fri 16th May
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. The Sticks!
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!

Our guest for Friday, May 16 is The Sticks from East Hampton, CT!

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
Thu 22nd 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
Thu 29th 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
Wed 4th Jun
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Workshop: Groundlings-Style Characters
Feeling stagnant with your character choices? Having a hard time challenging yourself and your character range? Learn some Groundlings style exercises in this intensive character workshop.

Instructor: Vladimir John Perez

Cost: $35

Register via PayPal (PayPal account not required):
bit.ly/GroundlingsStyle

Limited to 12 participants

About the Instructor:
Vladimir John Perez is a co-founder of Sea Tea Improv who recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and comedy. He has been professionally trained in improv and sketch at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NY & LA) the Groundlings, iO West and the Magnet. Vlad recently guest starred in the Lonely Island produced pilot "The Tyler Zone" starring Dany Pudi from NBC's "Community". He is also a co-founder of the sketch comedy group Asylum Attic, which has produced comedy videos and live sketch shows. Vlad performed in every match of the 2012-2013 CT Comedy Cage Match series, three consecutive UCB Indie Cage Matches, and the final round of the 2013-2014 CT Comedy Cage Match series, all of which Sea Tea Improv won using the Monoscene format
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 5th Jun
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 6th Jun
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at Inspired Turkey!
Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at Inspired Turkey's Inspired Parlor on 82 Crown Street New Haven, CT 06510

Show starts at 8 PM!

seateaimprov.com/
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Inspired Turkey, 82 Crown Street, New Haven, CT
Mon 9th Jun
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
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Sea Tea improv on E-MPROV.com
Sea Tea Improv's founding members, currently in Hartford, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, reunite for a LIVE improv show online! Tune in on Monday, June 9th at 10pm Eastern Time for a full hour of Sea Tea Improv on E-MPROV.com!

e-mprov.com
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Tue 10th Jun
6:30 PM
9:30 PM
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The Set List (8-Week Shortform Improv Course) begins!
Focus Course: The Set List
Instructor: Laura Manasewich

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

So: you know the rules, but does that make you a great quarterback? Or do you feel like you're constantly on the JV short form team?

In "The Set List," Sea Tea Improv will teach you how to play the games you know (and many you don't) to the very best of your ability. Root out the games within the game, and play to the top of your intelligence no matter if you're speaking in gibberish, mime, poorly translated Russian, or alphabetical order. We'll apply advanced scenework techniques to simple games to find the perfect blend of short-form styles and practical theatrical concerns (is there conflict? How's your stage presence looking?). Make bolder choices, do better scenes, and walk away with a greater understanding of how to have the most fun while using the best part of your brain. Lots of personal feedback in every class. Bring your own strengths and style to short-form games: that's the goal.

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 ).

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

Class dates:
Tuesday, June 10
Tuesday, June 17
Tuesday, June 24
Tuesday, July 1
Tuesday, July 8
Tuesday, July 15
Tuesday, July 22
Tuesday, July 29 (Share from 9pm – 9:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv's two "Focus"-level adult improv courses: The Second Beat, focused on longform improvisation, and this course, focused on shortform improvisation. This course was last taught in Fall 2014 by Summar Elguindy.

Cost: $199

This course is limited to 12 students.

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/SummerSetList
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 12th Jun
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 14th Jun
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Teams of Two (or maybe even Three!)
Sea Tea Improv's Teams of Two (or maybe even Three)

Featuring smaller groups made of members of Sea Tea Improv and friends!

Come spend an evening 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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-teams-of-two-at-the-carriage-house-theater-tickets-11732198321
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360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Sun 15th Jun
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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FREE Father's Day 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 16th Jun
6:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Workshop: Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing
If you've ever been interested in writing sketch comedy but unsure where to begin, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the basics of pitching, structuring and editing. Students will leave with two solid, peer-reviewed pitches and the tools necessary to start cranking out their own sketch comedy! No prior experience required.

Instructor: Kate Sidley

Cost: $35

Register via PayPal (PayPal account not required):
bit.ly/IntroSketchWriting

Limited to 12 participants

About the Instructor:
Kate Sidley is a proud co-founder of Sea Tea Improv. She currently resides in New York City where she trains at the Upright Citizens Brigade and is in the advanced programs for both improv and sketch. Kate performs in NYC with the improv teams Miss Elizabeth and JTT and writes for the sketch comedy teams Mint Comedy and Moose. Kate is also a guest writer for the comedy magazine The Annual. She holds an MA in Theatre History and Criticism and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theatre with a focus on the history of stand-up comedy in the U.S. at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. For more info please visit katesidley.com/ and subscribe to Kate Sidley on YouTube to view her latest sketches.
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 19th Jun
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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