In Sea Tea’s signature theatrical improv course, you will learn rarely taught and underutilized skills to strengthen your character work, tell story without plotting, and use metaphor and emotional commitment to draw audiences in and “earn” your laughs.
Over the course of 7 weeks, we’ll use the works of Tennessee Williams as source material and prepare to perform an hour-long improvised play in his style. No prior knowledge of Williams’ famous plays including A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is needed; you’ll watch the film versions and do a few additional readings. (Yes, there is a small amount of homework!)
Class Day and Time: Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 7, 2023
March 14, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 4, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 18, 2023
April 25, 2023
Class Show: TBD at Sea Tea Comedy Theater
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Improv 301, or instructor approval
About the Instructor: Daniel Davidson joined Sea Tea Improv in 2013 and began teaching for the company in 2014. His improv background includes completing training programs at BATS Improv in San Francisco and The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles, as well as numerous workshops at iO West and UCB NY. Daniel regularly teaches all of Sea Tea’s foundation classes, and has developed and taught performance-level classes including Improvised Tennessee Williams. He has lead improv-based workshops for Hartford public schoolers, UConn graduate students, and business people in suits. He created the long running Sea Tea Comedy Theater shows Serial Monogamist and Improvised Dubbed Movie, has performed in improv festivals across the U.S., and heard about improv performed by legends including Del Close, Robin Williams, and Miles Davis. Daniel believes good improv starts with listening and taking the time to pick up an improvised cup. He lives in New Haven with his beautiful off-brand Roomba.
All Sea Tea Improv courses and workshops are subject to our education policies: Education Policies