At the start of the new year Alchemy Comedy Theater’s training center will be starting another IMPROV 101 class. The class will run Tuesdays, January 8th-February 12th. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you. Here’s the information about the training center and the class instructor:
The school manger Harrison Brookie is a trained educator who has spent several years teaching public high school. He was also a resident instructor under Zach Ward at the DSI Comedy Theater in NC, which has heavily inspired our style and curriculum. Since then Harrison has served as the Artistic Director of the Alchemy Comedy Theater.
The instructor for this class, Ben Burris, started doing improv in the fall of 2007, and has done workshops with performers from New York, Austin, San Francisco and all over the southeast. He taught improv as the vice president and later the president of Clemson Improv for a total of 2 years. Since then Ben has served as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Alchemy Comedy Theater.
Each class runs once a week, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. There is no comedy or theater experience necessary and all students get free admission to all Alchemy shows while they are enrolled in a class.
This introductory class will teach you the basic framework for doing comedic scenes. The focus will be on the fundamentals of agreement, relationship, character, environment, and fearlessness. You can register for the class online. If you have any questions call (864) 256-1467 or fill out this form and we’ll contact you!