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

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 26th Sep
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 3rd Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 4th Oct
9:30 pm
11:59 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at UConn Late Night!
We're doing TWO shows at UConn's Late Night on Friday, 10/4! One at 9:30pm and one at 11:30pm! Come see the show!

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

10/4/2013 9pm - 1am

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

Storrs Campus
Student Union

Admission: Free

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday evenings
from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
starting October 6, 2013

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

Prerequisites: None! (ages 18 and under only)

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

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

Register for this course via PayPal: bit.ly/TeenImprovFall
(PayPal account is not required)
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 10th Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 13th Oct
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 17th Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 18th Oct
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
Sat 19th Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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CT Improv Mixer
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Sea Tea Improv Studio 75 Pratt St Hartford, CT
Thu 24th Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

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

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

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 31st Oct
9:00 pm
11:00 pm
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Haunting with Harold - Special 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 2nd Nov
7:30 pm
9:00 pm
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2-Prov at the HartBeat Ensemble Carriage House Theater!
You've seen the whole team play together-- but what happens when we dare to pair off? See teams of two do scenes you've never seen before in this death-defying act. And you never know-- you just might see a surprise team of three. Or a dog. Who knows?!

7:30 pm - 9 pm

$10. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com/event/9015996087
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Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thu 7th Nov
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 9th Nov
8:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Happier Valley Comedy Show with the Ha-Ha's!
The Happier Valley Comedy Show brings the laughter in an all-new, never-before-seen, knee-slapping show at The Arts Block Café in Greenfield. Watch each troupe perform their own show, plus all the players mix it up together in totally improvised games that will have you rolling in the aisles. For more details about the show, visit www.happiervalley.com

Come early to eat and drink: the Smithsonian Chowder House Express restaurant and Arts Block bar open at 5pm! Enjoy dinner and drinks at your table before the show.

Show starts at 8pm.

The bar will be open until 10pm.

Tickets $13 at the door, or $10 in advance online:
theartsblock.com/calend.....d=212
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Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
Sun 10th Nov
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 14th Nov
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 16th Nov
3:00 pm
5:00 pm
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Sea Tea Improv @ Cleveland Comedy Festival
Sat 16th Nov
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
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The Game (4-week, 8-class adult improv comedy class) begins!
The Game (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
= Special Twice-a-week Intensive Session =

Instructor: Laura Manasewich
Cost: $199

Saturday evenings (4pm to 7pm) & Monday evenings (6:30pm to 9:30pm) starting November 16, 2013

Using the fast-paced energy of short-form improv, students will learn how to explore and manipulate the game of the scene. Players will understand how to find and play patterns within the game, manipulate and heighten the suggestion of the game and to play to the top of their intelligence. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Prerequisites: None. People with no improv experience will learn basics and more, and people with some improv experience will benefit from this course's specific attention to the topic of “The Game”.

Class dates:
Sat., November 16 (4pm to 7pm)
Mon., November 18 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
Sat., November 23 (4pm to 7pm)
Mon., November 25 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
– No Class on Sat. 11/30 –
Mon., December 2 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
Sat., December 7 (4pm to 7pm)
Mon., December 9 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
Sat., December 14 (4pm to 7pm – Share performance at 6pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 Foundation-level adult improv courses: along with “The Scene” (last offered in Fall 2013), and “The Character” (last offered in Summer 2013). This class was last offered in Spring 2013 & was taught by Summar Elguindy.

This course is limited to 16 students.

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

Can't pay right now, or all at once? Contact us about setting up a payment plan at comedy@seateaimprov.com

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.
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 21st Nov
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 22nd Nov
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
Tue 26th Nov
7:30 pm
9:00 pm
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Beat of the Street & Sea Tea Improv-- a Fundraiser for Homelessness
Sea Tea Improv has had such a good time working with Beat of the Street-- a group of folks who are homeless, formerly homeless, or supporters of those struggling against homelessness-- that we've decided to put on a show with them!

Sea Tea will perform one of its legendary "Whose Line Is It Anyway"-style shows, but for the first time ever, will integrate our students from Beat of the Street & The Center for Creative Learning into the show. We are so excited to join these two creative, collaborative, and generous forces of Hartford together.

Sea Tea Improv has been teaching improv comedy to Beat on the Street and would love to welcome you to a show that will raise funds for this awesome program, just as we head into winter.

The fundraiser will be $10 at the door and begin at 7:30 at Charter Oak Cultural Center.

100% of proceeds will go to the Center for Creative Learning, a service that provides free classes for the Hartford homeless community. BOTS staff and other community members have developed a curriculum that provides people with skills that will help them find employment and enrich their lives.

Classes take place twice a week and offers participants a bag lunch as well as a safe, warm place to go when homeless shelters close during the day. The Center for Creative learning needs funds for staff, food, and coffee. When it comes to hot beverages, Sea Tea is obviously dedicated to helping out!

Tuesday, November 26th in the evening at Charter Oak Cultural Center. After the show, enjoy light refreshments and meet the students and improvisers yourself. Don't miss it!
Thu 5th Dec
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
Sun 8th Dec
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 12th Dec
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 19th Dec
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 20th Dec
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge with Pam Victor, Sasha Goldberg, and Will Luera!
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 this month: Pam Victor's "Geeking Out with: The Improvised Show" with special guests Sasha Goldberg and Will Luera!

Imagine this. You're a total, hopeless improv geek. You love talking about improv, writing about improv, and, most of all, performing improv. And on this special night, you get to hang out and improvise with one of your comedy heroes. You're imagining "Geeking Out with: The Improvised Show" in which improv geek Pam Victor brings the spirit of her popular "Geeking Out with..." written blog interview series to the stage in a totally improvised show. The show begins as Pam asks her improv hero any questions she can dream up about improv philosophy, the meaning of life, and super nasty secrets from their past. Then she goes toe-to-toe with her guest in a series of improvised scenes inspired by their tête-a-têtes, Pam and her guest mingle talk and play, fact and fiction, reality and imagination...and then Pam's head explodes because she's so friggin' psyched, she can't take it any more. For this night, Pam can't wait to improvise with Sasha Goldberg, a wildly popular and talented improviser and teacher from ImprovBoston, and Will Luera, Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston.

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sat 21st Dec
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Holiday Spectacular at the Carriage House Theater!
Holiday events can be a joy or a disaster-- what will it be this time? What will we celebrate? That's all up to you! Come see a fully improvised new holiday classic created before your very eyes. $10!

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-holiday-improv-comedy-special-tickets-9662096591
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The Carriage House Theater: 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105

Hartford, CT Improv Comedy