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February Improv Show at Oddfellows

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Sunday February 17th at 7:00PM The Oddfellows Playhouse plays host to a night of comedy. Come be a part of an Improv event -Live, unscripted, and unpredictable. Audience participation is welcomed and may even be demanded. The Great Make Believe Society and Members of Sam Shaw’s Improv Boot Camp Workshop will be joining forces for a comedy event of colossal proportions.

Bring your friends, bring your family, even bring your boss, but don’t miss out. “An Evening of Improv Comedy” will take place on Sunday February 17th at the Oddfellows Playhouse 128 Washington Street Middletown, CT 06457. Space is Limited for this event. Price $10 To Reserve: Call 860-325-2386.

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Hanging with Harold

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I went to the weekly open improv rehearsal and Hanging with Harold at the Sea Tea Improv Studio in Hartford. This week was notable as Julia Pistell of Sea Tea contacted me and connected my with Andrea, a Wesleyan student looking for a ride to the workshop. Andrea is from Italy and has been performing long form for years. My friend, Wes Student and budding stand-up comic Willie Zabar also tagged along for the rehearsal.

For the open rehearsal we concentrated the art of gibberish. Gibberish is making simple non-word sounds. The fun part is improvising in gibberish is getting ones point across without words but through gesture and the emotion of the sound coming out.

Following the open rehearsal we took part in Sea Tea’s Hanging with Harold. The Harold is a long form improv format created by Del Close. We took one suggestion and used the suggestion to create scenes. It was great to work with the variety of different performers from Sea Tea and the Connecticut improv scene.

Back to Basics – Improv

I love improvised theater. It’s what fuels me. Check out this article from Tina Fey – tina fey article Read it, it will change you.

I’m currently in love with the idea of saying ‘yes’ to the world and all it holds. Yes opens all possibilities and helps build courage. It’s a scary word but it’s also the most postitive word out there. I thrive to say ‘yes’ more often.

Then there’s ‘and’. ‘Yes and’ builds off the agreement of yes and makes more things possible. It’s through acceptance and agreement that things grow.

I’m taking an advanced short form class at Sea Tea Improv’s Studio in Hartford. At first I felt silly going back to a class but Julia the instructor is great at helping all of the class feel at ease as we explore these concepts.

So, if you’re reading this, try saying ‘yes’ in your world. Let new things in. Life is always changing but I will be here to build off your ‘yes’ with an ‘and’. Accept and build, from the basics on up.

 

 

January 18th Comedy Show

 

Jan2013-posterJoin us for an evening of improvised comedy. Come see troupes of actors take to the stage without a script and create scenes based on audience suggestions.

Where: Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street Middletown, CT 06457

When: Friday, January 18th 7:30PM

Who: Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, Middletown’s Great Make-Believe Society and East Hampton’s The Sticks Improv.

Cost: $10
Refreshments by NoRA Cupcake Company

December 7th Comedy Show

Come see two great comedy acts 
Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv and Middletown’s own BenTopher and Friends entertain you with a wonderful night of comedy!

Our improv shows are different every time!

Friday, December 7th at 7:30PM

First Church of Christ Parish Hall, 190 Court Street, Middletown CT

Tickets $10 day of show

Click here to reserve discount tickets via Eventbrite 

Doors open at 7PM
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Call 860-325-2386 or visit www.thediversion.com for more info.

BenTopher and Friends Improv – October 5th

Hosted by improv group BenTopher, come see Tick Tick… BOOM! and The Sticks Improv entertain you with a wonderful night of comedy!

Friday, October 5th at 7:30PM

First Church of Christ Parish Hall, 190 Court Street, Middletown CT

Tickets$10 day of show

Click here to reserve discount tickets via Eventbrite 

Doors open at 7PM
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Call 860-325-2386 for more info.

www.thediversion.com