Updated: Thursday, 16 Sep 2010, 12:39 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Sep 2010, 2:26 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (Mass Appeal) - We all think we can be funny. Well, the people from the Sea Tea Improv group actually are. The members of this Improv group are:
• Summar Elguindy
• Greg Ludovici
• Joe Leonardo
• Graham Snow
• Stephanie Rice
It all started when they each individually decided to take improv classes at the Flying Bind at Hartford Stage. They were altogether for about 7 or 8 months of classes and at the end, decided they enjoyed being together and doing improv, so they decided to form a troupe. They’ve been performing for about a year and decided it was time to expand a little bit. So, they held auditions and added four new members for a total of 11 members.
The group does short-form mostly, which are the games you see on Who's Line Is It Anyway. It’s little rules and has a gimmick. They usually get suggestions from the audience. The games are about three or four minutes long, as opposed to long-form which is 30 minutes long.
They say that the nice thing about improv versus like stand-up is that there's at least two people working at the same time playing off of each other. And, one of their goals is always work on making the other person look good, never ourselves.
One of the reasons they think people really enjoy it is that the audience is attending a live performance and the members of the Improv are really making everything up on the spot based on what the audience suggests. That way the audience is interacting with the group and are actually part of the show. Whatever the audience may throw out, they see it turn into something versus stand-up where it’s a pat routine.
If you’re interested in seeing the Sea Tea Improv Group, visit their website at: SeaTeaImprov.com.
They’re also going to be performing in a couple of upcoming events including the Wethersfield Cornfest City Steam Brewery in Wethersfield, CT on September 18th and the City Steam Brewery, also in Wethersfield, CT, on September 19th.