What is Search Engine Improv?
SEI is Cal Keefe-Perry, Law Tarello, and John Forrest Thompson. They are an improv comedy trio working out of Rochester, NY to create innovative improv shows, offer the areas best, fun and informative comedy workshops and classes, put on top-notch performances, encourage the importance of community and share the benefits of spontaneous theatrical creativity with others.
SEI was founded in 2009 by Law Tarello (an NYC ex-patriot Broadway actor and SUNY Brockport Improv Professor) and Callid Keefe-Perry (a storyteller and poet from Boston). Soon after its inception SEI added Chicago native and member of famed "windy city" theatre company – iO Chicago (Improv Olympic), John Forrest Thompson. All three performed individually in other Rochester improv groups before finding each other.
Three man comedy team Search Engine Improv (SEI) combines the best of Chicago and New York City styles of Long-Form improvised performance. Constantly working to develop not only their skills of improvisation, but also innovative approaches to performance, SEI creates uniquely styled shows, each an exciting exploration of ways that long-form improvisation can be used to create compelling (and hilarious) theatre. Having toured extensively SEI has made a name for itself and helped put Rochester on the map of the national improv scene. They have been performing locally with multiple monthly shows since 2010, including special appearances co-headlineing City Newspaper's 1st Annual Cultural Crawl, guest-starring with The Second City in Geva Theatre Center's Summer Spectacular, and creating and producing the FALL BACK COMEDY FEST which was held at their current home base The Space, a performance venue/studio in at the Rochester Greenovation Building. The Space is a labor of love which SEI built and maintains.
In addition, SEI offers the opportunity for adults to act like little kids again by learning the skills needed for successful improvised performance through their own brand of fun, positive and fast-paced instructional Classes, Intensives, and Workshops. All three members of SEI coach Harold teams which regularly perform at Harold Nights. Whether you're a seasoned performance veteran or you never stepped foot on a stage SEI has something for you.
Locally SEI can be seen performing and teaching at The Space, 1199 East Main St. Front Door. For further information on upcoming shows, workshops and classes or to book SEI for your own private event email email@example.com or call and leave a message with your contact information at 585-2090-SEI (585-209-0734)