Sea Tea Comedy Theater

Comedy Shows, Classes & Events

See a show or take a class with Connecticut’s improv comedy professionals! Get tickets to shows at Sea Tea Comedy Theater or register for our comedy classes & workshops!

We’re on Facebook, too. See lists of all of our upcoming events on our Sea Tea Comedy Theater Facebook Page, Sea Tea Improv Studios Facebook Page, and Hartford Improv Festival Facebook Page.

Full Calendar: Sea Tea Comedy Shows, Events & Classes

Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
Doors open at 6PM

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM
Private Performance in Hartford
Hartford, CT
Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM
Our 8-Session Adult Improv Course "The Game" Begins!
Hartford Children's Theatre, Hartford, CT
Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Horse Lincoln
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:30 AM
Corporate workshop in Bloomfield, CT
Bloomfield, CT
Friday, May 4th at 8:00 PM
CT Comedy Cage Match vs. Horse Lincoln - FINAL ROUND!
Sea Tea Improv competes for the championship vs. UConn's Horse Lincoln! We've won all 5 rounds of the 2011-2012 CT Comedy Cage Match series so far, and on Friday, May 4th, we'll be battling for the top spot! The winner is decided by YOUR VOTES, so please come out to the show and support us!

CT CAGE MATCH SERIES
Heading into its third season at Playhouse on Park, the CT Cage Match Series wraps up at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. Two teams compete, the audience chooses the winner! The winning improv team of this last match is the champ!

$10, general admission, BYOB

https://www.facebook.com/events/398189310214049/

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Sunday, May 13th at 7:00 PM
Mother's Day Improv Show at City Steam
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Parachute
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, May 31st at 12:30 PM
On the Radio: SpotLight with Virginia Wolf
See more info about the radio program:
www.wliswmrd.net/spotlight.htm

WMRD - 1150AM
Friday, June 8th at 8:00 PM
Improv Open Mic *AND* Mixer!
https://www.facebook.com/events/146168482174262/

On Friday, June 8th at 8PM at the Hole in the Wall Theater, Sea Tea Improv will host an Improv Open Mic *AND* Improv Mixer!

$5 | BYOB
All proceeds go to support the Hole in the Wall, a community theater.

-- What the heck is this thing? --
This is a chance for anyone to come watch & participate in improv comedy in two fun ways!

- Improv Open Mic -
We're encouraging established improv groups to come sign up for 5 to 15 minute slots to perform short form games or short longforms! Try something experimental! Play your favorite games! Form a one-off group for the night! Get some work in with your team in front of an audience!

- Improv Mixer -
In between the open mic slots, we'll be doing mixed improv scenes just like the ones at VLAD the IMPROV-er's Connecticut Improv Mixers! Put your name on the list, and you'll be randomly paired with another improvisor of a complementary level to do a short improv scene! Whether you come alone or with a group for the open mic, you can put your name in for mixer scenes!

- Can I just watch? -
Well, yeah, sure... you can just watch. But we definitely encourage you to try it out! Even if you've never done improv before, we can pair you with an expert who will bend over backwards to make you look good. Sea Tea Improv and the CT improv community is a very supportive environment, and we all know that no one's perfect, and no one's good all the time.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT
Saturday, June 9th at 3:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv at Tom Sawyer Day
The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT
Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at the Providence Improv Festival!
See the full schedule for the Providence Improv Festival (P!F): providenceimprovfest.com/Schedule.html

The website for the venue:
www.rootscafeprovidence.com/

Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Sunday, June 17th at 7:00 PM
Father's Day Show at City Steam
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Home Brew
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, June 23rd at 9:45 PM
East Hartford Relay for Life
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
Friday, June 29th at 11:00 AM
Private Performance in Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
Sunday, July 1st at 12:45 PM
Sea Tea Improv at the Del Close Marathon!
Sea Tea Improv is performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade's Del Close Marathon!

Get more information on the 14th annual Del Close Marathon here:
www.delclosemarathon.com/dcm14/

Over 150 Shows Over 1 Weekend!

From Friday afternoon June 29 to after midnight Sunday July 1, there will be improv non-stop at the UCB Theatre and other venues. Groups from Hartford, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Austin, Philadelphia, Toronto, and more, will perform!

Buying a Pass:

Passes for the marathon are available for purchase at the UCB Theatre and the other stages during the marathon.

Passes are $30 and provide access to all shows based on seat availability. Guaranteed admission to special prime-time shows at The SVA Theatre is also available for $15 per show. Those with passes will be let in to The SVA Theatre shows if there's space.

Venues:
All DCM 14 shows are at the UCB Theatre Chelsea (307 W. 26th Street), UCBeast (153 East 3rd Street), The Hudson Guild (441 West 26th Street), Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), The SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) and FIT (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street).

Get more information on the 14th annual Del Close Marathon here:
www.delclosemarathon.com/dcm14/

Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, New York, NY
Sunday, July 1st at 3:00 PM
Underground Show at The Tank!
The Tank, 151 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Wednesday, July 11th at 9:30 AM
Private Workshop
Suffield, CT
Friday, July 13th at 7:00 PM
CLUE Tour! Live Action Murder-Mystery in the Twain House (Night 1)
WHO KILLED PAP FINN IN THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE?

Was it Becky Thatcher in the Library with the Lead Pipe? Tom Sawyer in the Billiards Room with the wrench? Perhaps it was Huck in the Dining Room with the revolver! A live action parody of the classic 1949 board game CLUE, we invite you to crack the case using deductive reasoning and a detective’s skill!

SEA TEA IMPROV become the classic suspects as you play a live action game in The Mark Twain House itself!

July 13 & 14 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. –
$20 / $16 Members / $13 Children 16 and under
Hour-long tours step off every 15 minutes.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! (860) 280-3130

Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Saturday, July 14th at 7:00 PM
CLUE Tour! Live Action Murder-Mystery in the Twain House (Night 2)
WHO KILLED PAP FINN IN THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE?

Was it Becky Thatcher in the Library with the Lead Pipe? Tom Sawyer in the Billiards Room with the wrench? Perhaps it was Huck in the Dining Room with the revolver! A live action parody of the classic 1949 board game CLUE, we invite you to crack the case using deductive reasoning and a detective’s skill!

SEA TEA IMPROV become the classic suspects as you play a live action game in The Mark Twain House itself!

July 13 & 14 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. –
$20 / $16 Members / $13 Children 16 and under
Hour-long tours step off every 15 minutes.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! (860) 280-3130

Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Sunday, July 15th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club!
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv for a Change! A Fundraiser for HartBeat Ensemble
This annual hip, laugh off of your seat event will remind you why you love watching this group perform!

Sea Tea Improv will be joined by other area improv groups for a night of improvised plays created on the spot based on your suggestions. Help shape our search for the truth through comedy!

All proceeds go to benefit HartBeat Ensemble.

HartBeat Ensemble creates original, professional theater based on stories from our community. Through Mainstage plays, Open-Air performances and Education programs, we make theater accessible beyond the barriers of class, race or gender.

Gregory Tate, Julia Rosenblatt and Steven Ginsburg founded HartBeat Ensemble in September of 2001 after working together at the San Francisco Mime Troupe for a combined total of 22 years. HartBeat was founded to create original plays based on the Greater Hartford community. HartBeat Ensemble members chose to live and work in Hartford because they are passionate about using theater to inspire a struggling city in need of change.

hartbeatensemble.org/

The Dirt Salon, 50 Bartholomew Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
Friday, July 20th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase feat. BenTopher & Colin McEnroe!
Watch Sea Tea Improv and one guest group 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!

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

Sea Tea Improv's format this month is the Armando! We'll be getting our inspiration from improvised monologues by WNPR's Colin McEnroe!

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

This month's guest: BenTopher!

Our improv shows are different every time!

This event is supported by the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.

Buy tickets:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, July 21st at 5:15 PM
Sea Tea Improv at the ImprovisationNews Mixer!
Triple Crown Ale House, 330 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001
Sunday, July 22nd at 4:00 PM
Auditions! (Option 1)
Sea Tea Improv, Hartford, CT's premier professional improv comedy group, is holding auditions for new members!

Auditioners will have the choice of two audition dates and times: Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 4PM and Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7PM, both at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club in Hartford, CT. Some auditioners will be invited to callbacks on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 4PM at the same location.

Auditioners are asked to come to only one (1) of the two first-round auditions. Please arrive at the audition's start time, and be prepared to stay for a full 3 hours.

Auditions will consist of improvised scenework, improv games, various warm-ups and exercises, and interviews.

Please send a resume with any and all experience and/or education related to improv, and a headshot (if you have one) or recent photo to auditions@seateaimprov.com by Sunday, July 15th, 2012. Walk-ins will be able to audition, but sending a resume and photo ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are also encouraged to bring resumes and photos with them if possible.

Sea Tea Improv is a professional improv comedy group that performs, on average, once per week in and outside of Connecticut, and rehearses up to twice a week in Hartford, CT. Sea Tea Improv offers paid performance and education opportunities for members.

Sea Tea Improv has been working together since April 2009 and has performed or taught over 100 shows, classes, and workshops. These are Sea Tea Improv's first auditions in 2 years.

SeaTeaImprov.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/383440668381417/

City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00 PM
Auditions!
Sea Tea Improv, Hartford, CT's premier professional improv comedy group, is holding auditions for new members!

Auditioners will have the choice of two audition dates and times: Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 4PM and Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7PM, both at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club in Hartford, CT. Some auditioners will be invited to callbacks on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 4PM at the same location.

Auditioners are asked to come to only one (1) of the two first-round auditions. Please arrive at the audition's start time, and be prepared to stay for a full 3 hours.

Auditions will consist of improvised scenework, improv games, various warm-ups and exercises, and interviews.

Please send a resume with any and all experience and/or education related to improv, and a headshot (if you have one) or recent photo to auditions@seateaimprov.com . Walk-ins will be able to audition, but sending a resume and photo ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are also encouraged to bring resumes and photos with them if possible.

Sea Tea Improv is a professional improv comedy group that performs, on average, once per week in and outside of Connecticut, and rehearses up to twice a week in Hartford, CT. Sea Tea Improv offers paid performance and education opportunities for members.

Sea Tea Improv has been working together since April 2009 and has performed or taught over 100 shows, classes, and workshops. These are Sea Tea Improv's first auditions in 2 years.

SeaTeaImprov.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/368843319845698/

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 AM
Sea Tea Improv Presents an ImprovBoston Workshop with Will Luera
Sea Tea Improv is bringing Will Luera, the artistic director of ImprovBoston, to Hartford to teach a workshop on a longform improv style known as "Close Quarters" at TheaterWorks (233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT) on Saturday, July 28th from 11AM to 2PM.

The members of Sea Tea Improv are taking this workshop, and we've got just 9 additional spots to fill, so we're telling Hartford-area improvisers about this great opportunity to join Sea Tea Improv for a workshop with this great instructor!

The cost of this workshop is $47 per person. For reference, a 3-hour workshop at ImprovBoston is $65 per person, but Sea Tea is using part of a grant from the City of Hartford that we got to bring outside improv instruction to Hartford to help cover some of the cost for CT improvisers!

There are only 9 spots, and since this is coming up very soon, the only fast and fair way we can think to offer these spots is first-come-first-served via a PayPal payment. (Note: you do not need PayPal account to pay via PayPal: you will see an option that says "Don't have a PayPal account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.")

Here's the link!
bit.ly/SeaTeaPresentsImprovBostonWorkshop

We hope to take this workshop with you!

RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/339416286141615/

TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 PM
Private Show in Lebanon, CT
Lebanon, CT
Sunday, July 29th at 4:00 PM
Audition Callbacks (Invite Only)
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 PM
Physical Improv (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructor: Kate Sidley
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Say goodbye to talking heads! This workshop is designed to get improvisers relaxed and comfortable with being physically active on stage. Create a realistic subway car, dive off Niagra Falls, be a gnarled tree, and get swept up in a tornado. This class will give you the tools you need to create dynamic and active environments on stage while working physically and safely with other improvisers. You don’t need to be an athlete or contortionist to be physical in improv, but with the support of your team and some basic skills, you’ll have an audience applauding your every feat. Students should come prepared to move.

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopPhysical

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopPhysicalCS

RSVP to this workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/219298564860044/

TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Saturday, August 4th at 7:30 PM
Private Performance in Amherst, MA
Amherst, MA
Sunday, August 5th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club!
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, 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.

On Sunday, August 5, 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.

seateaimprov.com

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 PM
Group Games (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructors: Laura Manasewich & Graham Snow
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Group games are fun! In this workshop we will work together to build our focus, energy and group mind to produce great scenes with all of our players! Sure, two and three person scenes are great, but what’s more fun than a hilarious scene with your whole team? Come learn the importance of working together for the greater good. This workshop will include exercises to get your group mind brain brewing and plenty of time to create group scenes that will be fit for any long form improv format you can imagine!

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopGroupGames

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopGroupGamesCS

RSVP to this workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/295591017205174/

TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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