Fighting Gnomes


Gnome Mascot

The Fighting Gnomes are a high school improv theatre troupe sponsored by the Charleston County School of the Arts Theatre Department.
  Since beginning in 2000, they have maintain a yearly ensemble of around 10 to 15 players and have graduated over 60 improvisers along with a lineage of more than 250 performances and as well as facilitating workshops of different lengths from short 30 minute ones to improv clinic weekends.

They have performed for all ages and are highly adaptable to any type of event or performance venue.
  Their style resembles the television show Whose Line is it Anyway? along with an extra focus on the well-developed story through work in both short form and long form improv. With the inspiration of their identity being revealed in a ceramic garden gnome rescued from a dumpster when CCSOA began on its original campus, their mission is two-fold:
  First, as arts outreach ambassadors for CCSOA and secondly, as messengers for the energy and enthusiasm of human imagination at play in improv comedy theatre. 

The Gnomes annually conduct improv workshops for schools and conferences around the state and southeastern region and sponsor (along with Theatre 99 and the South Carolina Theatre Association) the South Carolina High School Improv Tournament.
  Plus, as the oldest and most active high school improv troupe in South Carolina; they have been a frequent media feature.

Gnomes PR
Gnomes PR.pdf

Gnomes Encyclopedia-  a wealth of information for all on studying improv

Gnomes Encyclopedia.pdf

Gnomes Scrapbook 2000 to 2012  (Will take a bit to download)
Fighting Gnome Scrapbook 2000 to 2012.pdf

Good Website to Begin Improv Research
Improv Encyclopedia

Theatre 99-  Always been a great supporter of us.
Theatre 99

8 Hacks to be a Better Improvisor
8 Hacks to be a Better Improvisor.pdf

2017-2018 Gig, Rehearsal Schedule Overview


Gnome Camp
July 31st. to August 2nd   

September 5th
Parents meeting for weekend trips

September 11th

September 16th
Blythewood HS
Blythewoood, SC

September 22nd & 23rd 
Christ Church Episcopal HS
Greenville, SC

November 2nd to 5th
SC Theatre Convention
USC Aiken, SC

November 6th

November 13th

November 16th
Palmetto Scholars

November 20th
Hursey ES

December 4th

December 6th
Murray LaSaine ES

December 13th
Laing MS

January 11th
NC Creative Arts

February 1st
Phillip Simmons MS

February 21st
North Charleston Creative Arts ES

February 23rd & 24th
SC Thespians

March 16th
Jennie Moore ES

April 10th & 11th
8G Improv Show: Joe MCing

April 12th
School Wide SOA Showcase

April 19th
Opening for Poet in AMHS Lecture Hall

April 30th
HS Elective School Show
Gnomes try to be there.

May 5th
South Carolina High School Improv Tournament
Hosting with our Theatre 99 Friends

May 7th
End of the Year Show in the Black Box