The Alchemy Comedy Theater is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area. 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.
Unless otherwise noted, 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 Alchemy Comedy shows while they are enrolled in a class. Click on the course you would like to take to purchase online or you can call at (864) 256-1467 if you have any questions.
Improv 101: Introduction to Scene Play
REGISTER HERE for class starting Wednesday, Feb. 27th
Improv 101 is an introduction to improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, support, relationship, character, environment, and boldness.
Improv 201: Introduction to Scene Patterns
REGISTER HERE for class starting Tuesday, February 26th
Improv 201 is an introduction to the patterns that make up a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of scene pattern recognition, creation, and heightening.
Improv 301: Introduction to Scene Games
Registration for next class will go online soon
Improv 301 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of improv games. This class will focus on building a unique and interesting scene within an established short-form game.
Improv 401: Introduction to Long Form, Harold
REGISTER HERE for class starting Thursday, February 21
Improv 401 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of long form improvisation. This class will focus on the foundational and widely performed format, The Harold.
Students will be eligible for company auditions at the completion of this class.
Improv 501: Introduction to Other Long Forms
REGISTER HERE for class starting Thursday, April 11th
Improv 501 is the introduction to other long-forms is the survey of other structures of long form improvisation. This class will cover advances forms like the La Ronde, Armando, Deconstruction, Follow the Leaver, Close Quarters, Bat, Movie, and Narrative improv.
Sketch 502: Introduction to Sketch Comedy Writing
Registration for this annual class will go online Fall 2019
This 6 week elective class focuses on how to write a great sketch comedy show using the skills of improvisation learned in your Improv 101 to 401 classes. You will learn how to spot scenes that would make good sketches and how to refine them as a part of a fully scripted comedy show. No previous sketch experience necessary, but there is a prerequisite of our Improv 401 class.
Stand-up 503: Introduction to Stand-up Comedy and Storytelling
REGISTER HERE for class starting Tuesday, April 2nd
This 6 week class focuses on how to build a great stand-up set from the stories that happen to you everyday. You will learn how being authentic is the root to stand up sets that set you apart. Building on the skills learned in your 101 to 401 classes, you will learn how to create a set based on comedy fundamentals. No previous stand up experience necessary, but there is a prerequisite of our Improv 401 class.
February Improv 001 Workshops
Unlike our normal 6 week classes, this is a single drop-in style class that focuses on a single set of skills. These are generally for students who have at least already begun our basic Improv 101 class. Students can choose any one of the February workshops based on their interest in the topic or instructor.