Classes

Alchemy Improv Comedy 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.

The School Manager 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.

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.


Improv 101: Intro to Scenework - Check sidebar for next class
No Experience Necessary

Improv 101 is an introduction to improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, support, relationship, character, and environment.


Improv 201: Introduction to Scene Patterns –  Check sidebar for next class
Prerequisite: Improv 101 

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 – Check sidebar for next class
Prerequisite: Improv 201 

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 the format of an established  short form game.

Students will be eligible for auditions for King of the Mountain at the completion of this class.


Improv 401: Introduction to Long Form, Harold - Check sidebar for next class
Prerequisite: Improv 301

Improv 401 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of long form improvisation. This class will focus on the foundational widely performed format The Harold.

Students will be eligible for auditions for Harold at the completion of this class.


Improv 501: Introduction to Other Long Forms - Check sidebar for next class
Prerequisite: Improv 401

Improv 501 is the introduction of other types of long form improvisation. This class will cover advances forms like the the Montage, Tag Run, The Bruise, La Ronde, Henry, Close Quarters, Follow the Leaver, Dasariski, Monoscene, The Deconstruction, The Living Room, Dualogue, Armando Diaz, The Bat, and The Movie as stylized and narrative improv.

At the end of this class the students will choose and create an original long-form show that will be performed live on stage.

Students will be eligible for auditions for all long form shows at the completion of this class.