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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

Meet Brenna!

Julia Pistell gets Brenna Harvey to talk about growing up wanting to be funny just outside of New Haven, going to UConn and co-founding the legendary longform group Horse Lincoln, being at the opposite end of a long table from Charlie Todd, what makes a hobo a hobo, the damage of toxic masculinity done by the patriarchy that is often misattributed to feminism, breakin’ things down with a wizard voice, having fun with SHED, not planning, and dying a writer.

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.