Sea Tea Comedy Theater

Comedy Shows, Classes & Events

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

We’re on Facebook, too. You can 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


Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM
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

Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 7th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 9th at 8:00 PM
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

Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
Sunday, November 10th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 14th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 16th at 3:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv @ Cleveland Comedy Festival
Saturday, November 16th at 4:00 PM
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.

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 21st at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 22nd at 8:00 PM
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!

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, November 26th at 7:30 PM
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!
Thursday, December 5th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 12th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 19th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 20th at 8:00 PM
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!

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 PM
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

The Carriage House Theater: 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Thursday, December 26th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, December 31st at 2:30 PM
Meet Hartford's Historical Characters at the Old State House Building
As you venture about the Old State House on the afternoon of New Year's Eve, you just might encounter some of Hartford's most famous historical figures as portrayed by members of Sea Tea Improv, Connecticut's award-winning improvisational comedy ensemble. Strike up a conversation with someone from the past to learn more about Hartford's hidden history.

The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum; Reverend Thomas Hooker; Joseph Steward, keeper of the Museum of Curiosities; Prudence Crandall; and Katherine Houghton Hepburn.

Connecticut's Old State House, Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Tuesday, December 31st at 8:00 PM
First Night Hartford Show 1 of 2
Sea Tea Improv will be a part of First Night Hartford for the 5th year in a row!

Bring your friends and family to our interactive comedy show for all ages. Come shout suggestions and see them come to life as the cast of Sea Tea Improv turns your brilliant ideas in to comedic scenes, characters, and games.

First Night Hartford is Hartford's premier New Year's Eve party. It's a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year's experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. This is the 25th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!

More info here:
www.firstnighthartford.org


Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, December 31st at 9:15 PM
First Night Hartford Show 2 of 2
Sea Tea Improv will be a part of First Night Hartford for the 5th year in a row!

Bring your friends and family to our interactive comedy show for all ages. Come shout suggestions and see them come to life as the cast of Sea Tea Improv turns your brilliant ideas in to comedic scenes, characters, and games.

First Night Hartford is Hartford's premier New Year's Eve party. It's a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year's experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. This is the 25th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!

More info here:
www.firstnighthartford.org

Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 2nd at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 11th at 7:30 PM
An Improvised MUSICAL at the Carriage House Theater!
The songs, the accompaniment, the dancing, the plot, the characters, the emotions-- every aspect of a broadway musical, improvised before your very eyes based on your suggestions! Don't miss this one! $10

The Carriage House Theater: 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 PM
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners) begins!
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners)
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!

Tuesday evenings
from 7pm to 9pm
starting January 14, 2014

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

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Tuesday, January 14
Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, February 4

Register now via PayPal:
bit.ly/2014Intro
(PayPal account not required)

Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 16th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 18th at 7:00 PM
Get a CLUE Tours of the Mark Twain House!
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, every 15 minutes

Who killed that varmint Pap Finn??? You solve the crime when you play our live-action version of the classic game CLUE in the Mark Twain House. Was it Becky Thatcher with the lead pipe in the Conservatory? The Prince (or was it the Pauper?) with the revolver in the library? This hour long interactive tour features SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects and all the murder, mayhem and mugging that Twain would enjoy!

Featured on the Travel Channel show “Wackiest Tours!”

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tours step off every 15 minutes. Reservations required. Tours sell out fast, so please call soon!

$20 with discounts for members and children. Call (860) 280-3130 for reservations.

Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, United States
Sunday, January 19th at 4:00 PM
The Character (8-week improv) begins!
The Character (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
Cost: $199

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/Character2014
(PayPal account not required to register)

Sunday evenings
from 4pm to 7pm
starting January 19, 2014

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:
Sunday, January 19 (Go to Sea Tea Improv’s show at City Steam after class!)
Sunday, January 26
Sunday, February 2
Sunday, February 9
Sunday, February 16
Sunday, February 23 (Go to Sea Tea Improv’s show at City Steam after class!)
Sunday, March 2
Sunday, March 9 (Share performance 6pm to 7pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 “Foundation” level adult improv courses, along with “The Scene” (last offered in Fall 2013 & taught by Julia Pistell) and “The Game” (last offered in Fall 2013 & taught by Laura Manasewich). This class was last offered in Summer 2013 & taught by Dan Russell & Vladimir Perez.

This course is limited to 16 students.
Register via PayPal: bit.ly/Character2014
(PayPal account not required to register)

Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sunday, January 19th at 7:00 PM
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.

City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 23rd at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 24th at 8:30 PM
CT Improv Mixer
The monthly CT Improv Mixer!

Hosted by Sassy Manassy & DJ Flawless Walrus!
Doors open at 8:30 we'll get started by 9, $3 to get in, byob
All experience levels welcome!

75 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Thursday, January 30th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 31st at 8:00 PM
Longform Showcase at Billings Forge feat. Dukakis!
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 Friday, January 31st: New York City improv group, Dukakis ( dukakis.improvteams.com/ )

Our improv shows are different every time!

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 6th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, February 8th at 8:30 PM
CT Improv Mixer
The monthly CT Improv Mixer!

Hosted by Sassy Manassy & DJ Flawless Walrus!
Doors open at 8:30 we'll get started by 9, $3 to get in, byob
All experience levels welcome!

75 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Thursday, February 13th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, February 14th at 8:00 PM
Valentine's Day 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!

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, February 15th at 6:00 PM
Art League of New Britain's HeARTfest!
HEARTFEST
A FUN FUNDRAISER

Come on out for great entertainment, food, and fun! Help us raise funds to support our 1860's historic carriage house that houses two wonderful galleries and a ceramics studio.

FEATURING
SEA TEA IMPROV
AND
EDWIN VELEZ /LATIN GUITAR

APPETIZERS, BUFFET,(SWEETS) & DRINK INCLUDED

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
6-11PM.

$35 PER PERSON WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Register online at www.alnb.org/heartfest.html , email contact@alnb.org or phone (860) 229-1484

$40 AT DOOR WITHOUT RESERVATION

www.alnb.org/heartfest.html

Art League of New Britain Inc, 30 Cedar Street, New Britain, CT
Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Family Show at the Carriage House Theater!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-family-comedy-show-tickets-10335256029

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.)

Just $10 - Get your tickets!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-family-comedy-show-tickets-10335256029

Come spend a family evening out in the city 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.

Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 20th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at Improvaganza!
Come see us and a bunch of other groups perform improv comedy for you at the 4th annual Improvaganza!

Playhouse on Park
Saturday February 22nd
8:00 PM

Only $10!

Playhouse on Park, Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM
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.

City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, February 25th at 5:30 PM
Improv for Teens: Performance Troupe begins!
Improv for Teens: Performance Troupe!

Join Sea Tea Improv's first-ever performance troupe for the coolest up-and-coming improvisers around: the Sea Teens! No, this isn't a group of adolescent octopi-- it's a fantastic class of students who will learn the skills and games of improvised comedy. We'll play games a la "Whose Line is It Anyway," and work on making our scenes surprising, truthful, and most of all, hilarious. Improv comedy is also great for rounding out acting skills, building confidence, making great friends, and playing to the top of your intelligence. Past participants in our teen classes have reported using improv skills for standing up to bullies, landing roles in professional stage productions, and many more. In this class, we'll work specifically on using improv for performance: there will be at least two full-length public shows to show off our amazing improvising.

AND: this year, we've been invited to bring the Sea Teens to the Chicago Improv Festival! If interest warrants and parental permission is provided, we will use the funds raised from other shows to bring the team out to Chicago and perform in the improv capital of the world. Don't miss this chance to have an experience improvisers of all ages dream about (and add an incredibly cool item to any budding thespian's resume).

Space is extremely limited so sign up today!

Register now via PayPal (PayPal account is not required):
bit.ly/TeenImprov2014

Instructor: Julia Pistell

Class dates:
Tuesday, February 25
Tuesday, March 4
Tuesday, March 11
Tuesday, March 18
Tuesday, March 25
Tuesday, April 1
Tuesday, April 8
Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday, April 22
Tuesday, April 29

Cost: $199

All ten (10) classes are on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Sea Tea Improv Studio at 75 Pratt St, Suite 500 in Downtown Hartford.

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 Student of 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 and Disaster Movie; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; is the creator of the Sketch Writing Roundtable; and is the Assistant Director of Knuckle Sandwich'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.

Register now via PayPal (PayPal account is not required):
bit.ly/TeenImprov2014

Sea Tea Improv, Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Thursday, February 27th at 9:00 PM
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

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

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