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Saturday September 24th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Winnipeg & BOOP!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-winnipeg-boop-tickets-26616445505
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Saturday September 24th, 2016
9:00 PM
Guest Show: Reginald Kingsley Comedy Fireworks
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-never-say-no-lady-business-tickets-27533113283

A comedy explosion born in a basement! Come see some up and coming local comics from the Reginald Kingsley Comedy Cellar take their talents to a different basement as we give you a fun mix of standup and improv.

The night opens with standup comedy, and then the audience decides which pieces they want explored through improv.
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Sunday September 25th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Teen Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

In this show, we'll be taking all of our suggestions and stories from the awesome teens in our audience.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-teen-show-tickets-26616499667
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Sunday September 25th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv & The Lottery!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

And in this show, we'll see a team that's never performed together, before or since!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-the-lottery-tickets-26616468574
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Thursday September 29th, 2016
7:00 PM
Acting for the Improviser [4 Week Workshop]
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acting-for-the-improviser-4-week-workshop-registration-26913924272

Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In this four week workshop, students will explore acting concepts and techniques that can enhance their improvised scenework.

Focusing on character drives, emotional commitment, and connecting with partners will help students to improve the clarity and richness of scenes, as well as to build confidence on stage.

We'll work on creating scenes that are more believable, more compelling, and yes, more funnier.

Workshop Dates:

September 29, 2016
October 6, 2016
October 13, 2016 (Start time is 7:30 p.m. on this date)
October 20, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

Cost: $125, or $99 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Daniel Davidson has been teaching improvisational theater at Sea Tea Improv since 2014, having joined the company in 2013. He completed training programs at BATS Improv in San Francisco and The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles and has taken workshops around the country at iO West, UCB East, and The PIT, to name a few. When it comes to improv, Daniel has a simple theory, which you will hear if you take one of his classes! Daniel has taught improv-based writing and science workshops to Hartford public school 4th-6th graders through the Hartford Performs program, led numerous corporate team-building workshops, and performed in literally a hundred Sea Tea Improv shows. Daniel is a graduate of Brown University and will complete Master’s programs in Social Work and Public Health at UConn in 2016.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Thursday September 29th, 2016
8:30 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.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Friday September 30th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Ensemble & Breakup Tattoo
Our friends are awesome. We'll do a Sea Tea Improv Ensemble set and then you'll see something completely different by another amazing team!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-ensemble-breakup-tattoo-tickets-26616505685
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Friday September 30th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Brain's Song & The Rumour Cauldron
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-brains-song-the-rumour-cauldron-tickets-26616459547
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Coming Up at Sea Tea Comedy Theater

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Saturday October 1st, 2016
1:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
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Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Improv is for everyone! Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help!

In this class, students will learn 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!

Class Dates:

October 1, 2016
October 8, 2016
October 15, 2016
NO CLASS ON 10/22
October 29, 2016

Prerequisites: None.

Cost: $125, or $99 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Helena Morris is from Connecticut and has been doing improv professionally for 5 years. She has been studying improv since 2009 and has taken classes from a range of theaters in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Helena began performing professionally at Huge theater in Minneapolis in a unique longform show called “RomCom” and also performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in “Camilla Presents.” Once back home in Connecticut, Helena joined Sea Tea Improv, began taking classes with Sea Tea and at UCB, and has continued to perform in a variety of shows as well as teach improv in school and corporate workshops and at Sea Tea Studios.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 1st, 2016
7:00 PM
Home Game: Sea Tea Touring Company & Casserole!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage -- sometimes with a guest team, too, like house team Casserole!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-casserole-tickets-26616567871
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Saturday October 1st, 2016
9:00 PM
Funny, To Us - A Sketch Show
Josh and Brian of Winnipeg have written a series of sketches, and asked performers from across the local comedy community to perform them.

The writers both believe that all of these sketches are very funny. Seriously, they won't shut up about it.

They highly recommend you come see the sketch show, and we're taking their word for it. You should too!

Something Completely Different
Looking for a show that breaks the mold? Check out our Something Completely Different series, where we premiere unique and unexpected comedy shows that have never been seen before at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funny-to-us-a-sketch-show-tickets-26728466563
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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
1:00 PM
Musical Improv 101 - 6-week Course
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-improv-101-6-week-course-registration-26735800499

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ever wish you could burst into song and have the rest of the world sing along? Well now you can.

In this course, Sea Tea Improv will reveal that life is a musical where everyone knows your slick dance moves, even though you’re making them up on-the-spot.

We will explore a variety of musical improv topics including song structures, improvised choreography, improvised harmony, music games, and more. This class will culminate in a special musical improv class share performance.

Class Dates:

October 2, 2016
-- NO CLASS ON 10/9 --
October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016
October 30, 2016
November 6, 2016
November 13, 2016

Prerequisites: Completion of Improv 201: The Game

Cost: $275, or $250 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Summar Elguindy is a co-founding member of Sea Tea Improv and has performed in hundreds of shows throughout New England. She holds a Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Summar has trained with Improv Boston in MA, Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, People’s Improv Theatre in NYC and the Hartford Stage in CT. Summar currently spends her days as a middle school drama teacher who fervently hopes none of her kids ever comes to a show. At night she performs as a member of the sketch duo Autumn and Summar Spring into Winter and Bostons Unscripted Musical Project. She produces and writes her own sketches and will do basically anything in order to sing on stage and rock a cool dress.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-26616574892
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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv & The Lottery!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

And in this show, we'll see a team that's never performed together, before or since!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-the-lottery-tickets-26616579907
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Thursday October 6th, 2016
8:30 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.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Friday October 7th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Albatross
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut -- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Cage Match winners Knucklepuck and new team Albatross!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-albatross-tickets-27595764675
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Friday October 7th, 2016
9:00 PM
Home Game: Sea Tea Touring Company & Breakup Tattoo!
We bring our Touring Company home from the road to do a set on our stage-- sometimes with a guest team, too!

This week's guest is the seriously hilarious Breakup Tattoo.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-game-sea-tea-touring-company-breakup-tattoo-tickets-27596105695
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Saturday October 8th, 2016
4:00 PM
[Workshop] Writing for the Internet
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-writing-for-the-internet-registration-26735843628

So you want to write comedy. A great place to start and get your work published is writing for the Internet. The web has become a go-to place for many people’s comedy intake and a proving ground for all different types of comedy writers.

In this workshop, learn how to pitch ideas to websites, where to get your ideas, the different formats that work well, and the types of publications you should start pitching to right away.

About the Instructor: Briana Haynie is a comedy writer and performer based out of New York City. Briana writes for the political humor website Cafe and is also a contributing writer to Reductress, Above Average, and The Annual. In 2015 she was chosen to participate in the improv program Supernova and in 2014 she won third place in the Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. As an improviser she performs with the Hartford, CT based improv company, Sea Tea Improv. She has studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Sea Tea Improv as well as television writing with the Gotham Writers Workshop.

All Sea Tea Improv courses & workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/
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Saturday October 8th, 2016
7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv Ensemble & Grantch
Our friends are awesome.

We'll do a Sea Tea Improv Ensemble set and then you'll see something completely different by another amazing team!

Tonight's guest team is Grantch, which includes some of the most experienced improvisers in the state.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-ensemble-grantch-tickets-27596147821
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Saturday October 8th, 2016
9:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. SHED & Golden Ratio
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Cage Match winners SHED and new team Golden Ratio!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-shed-golden-ratio-tickets-27596173899
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Sunday October 9th, 2016
5:00 PM
Sea Tea Touring Company's Family Show!
This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages.

Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-27596216025
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Sunday October 9th, 2016
7:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Brain's Song & BOOP!
In this show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are both duos: two cool Brians in Brain's Song, and the simultaneously serious and hilarious BOOP!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-brains-song-boop-tickets-27596244109
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Thursday October 13th, 2016
6:00 PM
Sea Tea Collaboration: A Show with Community Residences, Inc
Sea Tea Improv is delighted to present and perform alongside the amazing residents of Community Residences, Inc. (CRI)

These young adults are hilarious and amazing -- come support their first show on a real stage!

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-collaboration-a-show-with-community-residences-inc-tickets-27801753794
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Thursday October 13th, 2016
8:30 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.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Friday October 14th, 2016
10:00 PM
Improv Tonight: House Teams feat. Knucklepuck & Meg(h)an
In this special late-night show, we'll feature the best improv talent in Connecticut-- cool teams from throughout the state who will crack you up in the best way they know how.

Tonight's teams are Knucklepuck and Meg(h)an, full of smarts and laughs for you tonight.

Stay late after the Cage Match, or come just for this show-- this one will definitely not disappoint!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-tonight-house-teams-feat-knucklepuck-meghan-tickets-27802124904
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See a full list of all upcoming shows at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

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On August 20, 2016, we opened the Sea Tea Comedy Theater with so many of our fans and supporters in the audience!

On July 7, 2016, we announced our Grand Opening date of August 20, 2016, and some of the very first shows in the theater!

On September 23, 2015, we held a special hard hat preview tour of the future home of the Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum Street in Hartford, CT!

On July 1, 2015, the lease began on our theater space in the basement of 15 Asylum Street in Hartford, CT! This is the space beneath Koji and Dunkin Donuts that was JP’s Restaurant many years ago, and is part of the building at 11 Asylum.

On May 26, 2015, the Kickstarter campaign for our very own comedy theater finished. We set a goal of $35,000 and were completely overwhelmed by the $60,180 that was donated. Based on our research, our families, friends, and fans made ours the most successful Kickstarter for a comedy theater ever!

We are now hard at work making this theater a reality. We can’t wait to open.

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