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.
The School Manager Harrison Brookie is a trained educator who has spent several years teaching public high school. He also has over a decade of improvisational training from veterans from around the country.
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 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.
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 and widely performed format, The Harold.
Students will be eligible for company 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.
Students will be eligible for auditions for other form shows at the completion of this class.