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SOLD OUT – March 1st Improv 101: Introduction to Scenework

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*THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. OUR NEXT 101 STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 16TH*

Interested in performing improv comedy? Or just improving your communication skills in the workplace? Well then these classes are for you. Alchemy Comedy is the only training center in Greenville, SC. Whether you are a new to acting and improv or have some experience, these classes are a safe place to find and hone your style of humor. Here’s the description from our classes page:

The head instructor 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.

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.

Improv 101 is an introduction to improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, relationship, character, and environment. If you have any questions call (864) 256-1467 or fill out this form and we’ll contact you!

Feb 10: Improv 101 Show and Guest Storyteller Michael Robinette

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8:00PM – Improv 101 Student Showcase

Alchemy Improv Comedy is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy and this week features a very special early show featuring the students of Alchemy Improv Comedy Training Center. After completing 6 weeks of Improv 101, these comedians are ready to show off their skills.

Their showcase will be a series of simple scenes and short form improv games. Be sure to be there early to support students of comedy! You could even see what is possible if  you take our next Improv 101 starting March 1st.


9:30PM – Local Legends with Stories from Michael Robinette

Then our regularly scheduled mainstage show begins with guest storyteller local stand-up comedian Michael Robinette. Because he participated in Improv Meets Stand-up show in November, this is the second time Michael has graced the Alchemy Comedy stage. Only this time it’s personal.

Instead of stand-up comedy, Michael will be sharing stories from his personal life to inspire improv comedy. With his unique brand of comedy, Michael has performed all across the Southeast and is a regular at No Expectations open mic night.

Two great shows and each for only $5. So be sure not to miss out. Doors for each show open 30 minutes before.

Jan 27: Writer, Producer, and Director Jeff Sumerel

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We are exited to say our guest storyteller this week is famed Greenville writer, producer, and director Jeff Sumerel. He’s toured the country while being featured at such places as the Charlotte Film Festival, Utah Film Festival, River Run Film Festival, The Lafayette Museum, and The Baltimore Film & Video Festival. Jeff is also well known in South Carolina for his teamup with previous Alchemy guest Chris White for their documentary on the 100-year football rivalry between Clemson and the University of S.C. entitled “Bragging Rites”.

As an extra treat we will also have guest improviser Cameron Duncan sitting in the cast. As usual, because it’s improvised, this show has never been seen before and will never be seen again. So be sure not to miss this completely inspired improv comedy show in the heart of downtown Greenville.

Local Comedy Classes

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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 head instructor 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.

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: Introduction to Scenework
Thursdays, March 1st-April 5th   –   Mondays, April 16th-May 21st   –   Thursdays, May 3rd-June 7th

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


Improv 201: Introduction to Scene Patterns – Tuesdays, February 21st-March 27th
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 Short Form
Prerequisite: Improv 201 

Improv 301 is the introduction to the concepts and rules of short form games. This class will focus on building a unique and interesting within the format of an established game.

Students will be eligible for auditions for a short form team at the completion of this class.


Improv 401: Introduction to Long Form, Harold
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 a long form team at the completion of this class.