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Thu 23rd May
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 23rd May
11:00 pm
11:59 pm
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Cage Match NYC - Sea Tea Improv on the Upright Citizens Brigade Mainstage!
By winning the UCB Indie Cage Match 3 straight weeks, we've advanced to Cage Match NYC at Upright Citizens Brigade's mainstage theater in New York!

NY Sea Tea Improv fans, stand up! Come support us on the biggest improv stage there is!

Make your reservations: newyork.ucbtheatre.com/.....27603

(Reservations are made for free online, then you pay $5 per reserved ticket when you pick them up at the door.)

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Welcome to the world's most dangerous Improv arena, where two mighty teams of improv gladiators will take the stage to prove who is the best of the best.

Two improv teams each perform their set timed by an onstage clock, and YOU vote via secret ballot for the more dominant competitor. The team with the most votes returns as Champion the following week to face off against a new challenger.

For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out www.cage-match.com/
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 307 West 26th Street, New York, NY
Thu 30th May
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 31st May
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter
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!

This month's guest: Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter!

This original sketch comedy musical show about dating with original songs by Autumn Gillette & Sea Tea Improv's own Summar Elguindy. This show debuted at ImprovBoston in February and will begin a second run there soon! Don't miss this limited one-night engagement in Hartford!

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 1st Jun
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Intro to Improv (4-week adult course) begins!
Join us in our Studio for a 4-week Intro to Improv course!

Instructor: Greg Ludovici

Class dates & times:
Saturday, June 1st, 3PM-6PM
Saturday, June 8th, 3PM-6PM
Saturday, June 15th, 3PM-6PM
Saturday, June 22st, 3PM-6PM

Register for this course via PayPal:
bit.ly/Intro2Improv
(PayPal account is not required)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 6th Jun
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 7th Jun
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. Colin McEnroe!
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!

This month's guest: Colin McEnroe!

Hartford's favorite radio host, blogger, forum moderator, and raconteur returns to our Longform Showcase as our guest monologist! We'll create improv comedy based on his stories, which he'll tell 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
Thu 13th Jun
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 14th Jun
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Get a Clue Tours: Solve a Mystery in Mark Twain's House
The hour-long tours step off every 15 minutes.

Like the stately home where a murder takes place in the classic Parker Brothers/Hasbro game CLUE, the Mark Twain House has a Conservatory, a Dining Room, a Library, even secret passages...all the elements for a live-action mystery involving the characters Mark Twain invented there.

Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench? Merlin in the Billiard Room with the Knife? The Pauper in the Kitchen with the Rope?

In a parody inspired by the great original game, a full-fledged murder mystery will be laid out for visitors to solve during The Mark Twain House & Museum's "Get a Clue" Tour, Saturday, March 9. The one-hour experience provokes fun, intrigue and hilarity among visitors.

The 1874 home's opulent chambers become possible murder scenes in this classic challenge of deductive reasoning and detective skill. In a special one-hour tour, visitors will be able to make accusations and figure out who sent "Pap" Finn -- Huck Finn's drunken, abusive father -- to his doom. And where he was dispatched. And what was used to dispose of the scoundrel.

Moving from room to room in the mysterious gloom of evening, probing dark corners of the house (magnifying glasses optional), visitors will get clues to help them in their detection and make their guesses. Finally, in a stunning reveal, all will become clear and the perpetrator unmasked.

Members of Hartford's beloved, hilarious Sea Tea Improv comedy troupe portray the suspects, who are based on famous literary characters Twain created in the very house where the mystery unfolds.

Tickets are $20 ($16 for members); $13 for children 16 and under. 860-280-3130
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Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Sun 16th Jun
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thu 20th Jun
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 27th Jun
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Mon 1st Jul
6:30 pm
9:30 pm
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The Character (4-week, 8-class Improv Intensive) begins!
The Character (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
Instructor: Dan Russell
Cost: $199

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

Monday & Wednesday evenings
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
starting July 1, 2013

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

In this course, students will focus on character development through physical exploration. Players will invent, refine and inspire characters that are rich and consistent. Students will also learn how to clearly create, communicate and maintain objects within the environment of the scene. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

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:
Mon., July 1
Wed., July 3
Mon., July 8
Wed., July 10
Mon., July 15
Wed., July 17
Mon., July 22
Wed., July 24 (Share performance 8:30pm to 9:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv's 3 "Foundation" level adult improv courses, along with "The Scene" (last offered in Winter 2012/2013 & taught by Kate Sidley) and "The Game" (last offered in Spring 2013 & taught by Summar Elguindy). This class was last offered in Fall 2012 & taught by Vladimir Perez.

This course is limited to 16 students.

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/SummerImprov
(PayPal account not required to register)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Tue 2nd Jul
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
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Improv for Teens (5-week course) begins!
Join us in our Studio for a 5-week teen improv course!

Instructor: Vladimir John Perez

Class dates & times:
Tuesday, July 2, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 9, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Register for this course via PayPal:
bit.ly/TeenImprov
(PayPal account is not required)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 11th Jul
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 18th Jul
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 19th Jul
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Pompadour and Renee from The River 105.9!
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!

Just $9 online ahead of time ( seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/ ), $10 online on the day of the show, or $10 at the door!

This month's guest monologist for Sea Tea Improv is Renee from The River 105.9! She'll tell stories from her life based on your suggestions, and we'll take those stories & turn them into hilarious improvised scenes!

This month's guest improv group is Pompadour!
Pompadour is a three-person improv team based out of New York City comprised of Lily Du (UCB Lloyd team Detroit), Vincent Moore (UCB Lloyd team Never Never), and Kris Wiener. They love each other almost as much as their hair.

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

Our improv shows are different every time!

Buy tickets:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Does your improv group want to perform in our longform showcase? Send an email to showcase@seateaimprov.com !
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thu 25th Jul
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 26th Jul
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Sex and the Sea Tea
Sea Tea Improv presents an improvised comedy based on your dating stories!

Watch as we turn tales of dates by you (the audience) into a hilarious improvised play!

This raunchy made-up-on-spot adults-only improv show is running for a special one-night engagement at the HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater on Friday, July 26th at 8pm!

(Parking will be available at the Mark Twain House and Museum lot, a very short walk from the theater.)

Buy tickets:
https://sexandtheseatea.eventbrite.com/
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HartBeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Sun 28th Jul
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thu 1st Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sat 3rd Aug
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
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The Second Beat (8-Week Longform Improv Course) begins!
Focus Course: The Second Beat
Instructor: Jeffrey Schaefer

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/SecondBeat2013
(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: Jeffrey William Schaefer is a performer with Sea Tea Improv and was recently accepted to Advanced Study Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC. He has been studying and performing improv since 2010. At UCB, he's studied under such performers as Jon Gabrus, Ben Rodgers, Anthony Atamanuik, Will Hines, Ryan Karels, Eric Scott, and Rachael Mason. Additionally, Jeffrey is an experienced English teacher, writer, and cat enthusiast who resides in Hartford, CT.

All class meetings are on Saturday evenings from 4pm to 7pm.

Class dates:
August 3
August 10
August 17
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14
September 21 (Share performance from 6:30pm - 7pm)

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 Fall 2012 by Dan Russell.

Cost: $199

This course is limited to 12 students.

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/SecondBeat2013
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Mon 5th Aug
6:30 pm
9:30 pm
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Intro to Improv (4-week adult course) begins!
Join us in our Studio for a 4-week Intro to Improv course!

Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm starting August 5, 2013

Instructor: Vladimir John Perez

Class dates:
Monday, August 5
Monday, August 12
Monday, August 19
Monday, August 26

Register for this course via PayPal:
bit.ly/AugustIntro
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 8th Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sat 10th Aug
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
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The Monoscene (5-week Master Class with a Performance, by Application Only) begins!
The Monoscene
5-week Master Class with a Performance, by Application Only
Instructor: Vladimir John Perez
Cost: $129

Saturday afternoons
from 1pm to 4pm
starting August 10, 2013

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

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval

Class dates:
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 7

Performance:
Friday, September 13 at Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase

This course is limited to 8 students.

Registering for this course:
To register for this course, you must first apply by sending an email to vlad@seateaimprov.com with the reasons why you want to take this course. This will be your application. The instructor will consider your application letter, your transcript as a Sea Tea Improv student, your contributions to the CT Improv community, and your personal improv history & performance, as well as other factors. If you are approved, you will be sent a link to register for this course.

About the Instructor:
Vladimir John Perez is a co-founder of Sea Tea Improv who was recently accepted to Advanced Study at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He has been professionally trained in improv at multiple theaters in NYC, CT & LA. Vlad is also a co-founder of the sketch comedy group Asylum Attic, which has produced comedy videos and live sketch shows. He has experience in the film industry working on shows such as “Flight of the Conchords” and “Bored to Death”. In addition to being a prolific improvisor and host of the monthly Connecticut Improv Mixer, Vlad is a also highly experienced film, voice, & sketch comedy actor.

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 Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 15th Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 16th Aug
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase feat. Spoiled Space Monkeys!
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!

OUR GUEST: Spoiled Space Monkeys, a 2-person improv group from NYC made up of UCB performers Amey Goerlich ( www.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/303 ) & TJ Del Reno ( east.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/12948 ).

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 Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get writing & stay tuned for more updates!

Both live and filmed sketches will be accepted.

Submission DEADLINE is 8/5/13 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get writing & stay tuned for more updates!

Both live and filmed sketches will be accepted.

Submission DEADLINE is 8/5/13 8pm

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

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

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

On Sunday, August 25, the comedy club doors open at 6pm for seating & dinner. The show begins at 7pm. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats -- the show is free, but our shows do fill up! All ages are welcome, but due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thu 29th Aug
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 5th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

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

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

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

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

Students will learn the ultimate foundation needed in order to have amazing scenes. Players will focus on listening, adding detail, specificity, and how to progress and expand a scene. Using fast-paced short-form games, students will also be challenged to think quickly. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Prerequisite: This course requires no previous improv experience or courses. Those with improv experience will benefit from the curriculum targeting specific improv skill-sets.

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

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

This course is limited to 16 students.

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

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/FallScene
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Sutie 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 12th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

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

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

Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

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

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sun 15th Sep
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's 50th Show at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thu 19th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We will keep track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT Improv Comedy