Meet Jeffrey!

Julia Pistell lends an ear to Jeffrey Schaefer as he gets dark quick and talks about bonding over metal, playing the mean guy, transitioning from punk to improv via Michael Scott, going to UCB for classes & shows while taking classes in CT, setting a goal to get on Sea Tea and making it, shortform vs. longform, and the benefits of playing together often, all with a bevy of literary references strung throughout as only an English teacher can do.

Locally Made Improv

Every week, improvisors at Sea Tea Improv are producing the finest quality improv in New England.

Our improv is made from pure Connecticut suggestions, some of the most satisfying suggestions this side of Long Island Sound.

We take those suggestions and, though a tradition passed down to us by improv artisans at Hartford Stage, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade, we produce fresh comedy scenes, songs, and games.

Our community-based approach creates a sustainable improv ecosystem. We teach, perform, and consume more improv here than anywhere else in the Connecticut River Valley.

Our improvisers are fed a diet of custom-made rehearsals, major city training, and rich and varied outside interests.

Try our all-natural improv, and you’ll see why Sea Tea Improv has been the choice of thousands of Connecticut event planners, business trainers, party throwers, and comedy show-goers since 2009.

Sea Tea Improv:
Made Fresh on the Spot

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Meet Julia!

Stephanie “Sproffee” Rice enables Julia Pistell to speak about world travel, high school society, going from NYC to Hartford, shedding shyness, improv vs. scripted theater vs. writing, mentally recording the details of the moment for later storytelling, yet losing yourself in the music/the moment, Sea Tea Improv’s dedication, and her almost magical cooking skill.

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Hartford, CT Improv Comedy