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Thu 15th May
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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!

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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
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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
Fri 20th Jun
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!

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 our Friday, June 20th show is Boston, MA's Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter ( https://www.facebook.com/autumnandsummar )!

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thu 26th 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 28th Jun
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at the Del Close Marathon!
Sea Tea Improv returns to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NY's Del Close Marathon for the 3rd year in a row!

We'll be performing at 7pm at Urban Stages on Saturday, June 28th!

delclosemarathon.com/calendar
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Urban Stages Theater, West 30th Street, New York, NY
Thu 3rd 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.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 6th Jul
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: Joe Leonardo
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!

Sunday afternoons
from 12pm to 2pm
starting July 6, 2014

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

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Sunday, July 6
Sunday, July 13
Sunday, July 20
Sunday, July 27

About the Instructor:
Joe Leonardo is a comedic actor living in New York City with an absurd amount of natural talents including writing ambidextrously, creating children’s southern folk music, and inventing breakfast sandwiches (one’s called the “Cardiac Arrest”). In his spare time when he’s not reciting an unhealthy amount of Beatles trivia or giving truthiness facts about wildlife, he spends it honing his craft of improvisational and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and with his improv troupe, Sea Tea Improv. Joe writes and produces sketches with the his sketch groups, Crafts and Arts and Asylum Attic. Joe has logged many hours of training at the UCB Theatre, The People’s Improv Theater, Hartford Stage, and the “streets”, homie! He’s been featured on a majority of Connecticut TV stations, newspapers, and nationally on ESPN, Travel Channel, Anderson Cooper LIVE, and others. Joe also does commercial work and is a frequent guest on The Colin McEnroe Show on NPR. You can see him performing regularly in New York and Connecticut.

Register now via PayPal:
bit.ly/JulyIntro
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Mon 7th Jul
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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The Game (4-week, 8-class adult improv comedy course) begins!
The Game (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
= Special Twice-a-week Intensive Session =

Instructor: Julia Pistell
Cost: $199

Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm

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:
Mon, July 7th
Wed, July 9th
Mon, July 14th
Wed, July 16th
Mon, July 21st
Wed, July 23rd
Mon, July 28th
Wed, July 30th (Share performance at 9:30pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 Foundation-level adult improv courses: along with “The Scene” and “The Character”. This class was last offered in Fall/Winter 2013 & was taught by Laura Manasewich.

This course is limited to 16 students.

Register via PayPal:
bit.ly/GameIntensive
(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:
Julia Pistell has performed in hundreds of improv shows across the country. A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, she was a member of both undefeated CT Cage Match teams, as well as the undefeated Upright Citizens Brigade Indie Cage Match championships. She is in the Advanced Study program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied under Will Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Chelsea Clarke, Ryan Karels, Erik Tanouye, and more. She has also studied unusual improvisational forms with Hot Cocoa Productions such as Campfire, Disaster Movie, and Spoken; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; and is the assistant directed Knuckle Sandwich Production's "Disney Reality Show." Julia's improvisational technique focuses on finding character philosophies and combining narrative styles with games. She has taught improv through Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Stage to adults and teens alike since 2010.
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 10th 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.

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 17th 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.

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 Jul
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. Franklin's Peaches!
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase is a comedy show at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford, right next door to the Firebox restaurant. Every month's show is like a miniature improv festival!

Tickets are just $10! Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Laugh with Sea Tea Improv, a guest group, and a mixed group of area improvisers as they perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy!

This month's guest group is Franklin's Peaches!

What's *longform* improv comedy? It's the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and other big cities where a single suggestion or story from the audience can become a 15-30 minute improvised comedy, created right before your eyes!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sat 19th Jul
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's Family Comedy Show!
See our improvised family-friendly comedy show featuring story-telling, rhyming, miming, singing, big characters, puppetry, and tons of audience participation! Our company has entertained thousands of kids & families at First Night Hartford, the Mark Twain House, The CT Odyssey of the Mind, & schools all over Connecticut. We're bringing this special family-edition of our show to HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (formerly the Hartford Children's Theater).

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

Come spend a family afternoon with some clean laughs from Connecticut's improv comedy professionals. Parking is available for free at the Mark Twain House & Museum lot, just across the street from the Carriage House Theater.

Tickets are just $10:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-family-comedy-show-tickets-12179933509
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Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Sat 19th Jul
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
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Sex and the Sea Tea - Improvised comedy based on your dating stories!
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 Saturday, July 19th at 7pm!

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

Tickets are just $10:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sex-and-the-sea-tea-improvised-comedy-based-on-your-dating-stories-tickets-12179915455
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Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Thu 24th 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.

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 27th Jul
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 31st 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.

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 Aug
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Sea Tea Improv at the Baltimore Improv Festival!
We're back in the Baltimore Improv Festival!

We're performing in the Saturday 7pm show with The Amie and Kristen Show and ShawnMikael(s)!

baltimoreimprovfestival.org
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Baltimore Theater Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD
Thu 7th Aug
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Sea Tea Improv's Improv'd Cinema - Summer Mockbuster Edition!
Sea Tea Improv is showing up at Real Art Ways to fix up a bad movie!

Here's how it works: we'll pick 5 of the worst b-movies we can find, and the audience will vote on which one to play.

Then we'll hit mute, and Sea Tea Improv will drastically improve this terrible film by voicing over the entire movie - on the spot!

Get your tickets:
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Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT Improv Comedy