About Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity

HCAC is the home of Method Acting in Asia.

What we do

At HCAC, we support and nurture talent for the global stage.

We have a portfolio of programmes based on a variety of Method Acting techniques. Our international faculty of respected industry professionals are dedicated to unlocking the potential of everyone that enters our doors. The breadth and depth of our training enables individuals to discover their authenticity, express themselves and free their talent.

Learn more: About Method Acting

Our Purpose

HCAC exists to free your talent. We empower people to unleash their creativity. Because we believe those who embrace their artistry – actors, writers, thinkers, dreamers, visionaries, entrepreneurs – are happier, more fulfilled and more successful individuals who make the world a better place.

For actors, specifically, we endeavor to provide robust and varied training of an international quality to prepare you for success on the global stage.

Our Unique Approach

  • Teaching tried and tested acting techniques.

    We are the only school in Asia to teach the work of Lee Strasberg as it was intended. Our workshops explore acting methodologies that have been tested and proven for generations.

  • Inclusive and accessible workshops.

    We customize our teaching pedagogy according to the learning needs and goals of all individuals, regardless of their background, training or experience.

  • A global network of educators and directors.

    We work with teachers from all around the world and they are all experienced leaders and specialists in their respect fields.

  • Three-way feedback between student, teacher and peers.

    We believe in active learning. Fostering communication between teachers, students and peers ensures the sustained growth of the work and our school.

  • Freeing the talent of our students.

    We don’t believe in grading talent. Instead, we want our students to explore the subjectivity of their own personal expression.

  • Emphasizing the practicalities of acting.

    We provide training that meets the needs and wants of the industry. Our students are well poised to apply their skills and learning in any real world scenario.

  • We keep our class sizes small.

    We want each and every student to benefit from the undivided attention of the teacher. Our workshops have an approximate student-teacher ratio of 10:1.

  • Creating an intimate family environment.

    Here, everyone is family and we know all our students by name. We celebrate each other’s work at the end of every semester and support each other by attending shows by our fellow members.

Meet our trainers

All Teaching Staff

Kamil Haque

Kamil Haque is the founder & CEO of the Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity. After 8 years working & coaching in LA Kamil returned to Singapore in 2013 to establish HCAC. He graduated top of his class from the American Music & Drama Academy with a BA Hons in Acting & became the first ever Singaporean as well as the only Asian to be given the privilege to train & coach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Kamil has also been a working observer at the world-renowned The Actor’s Studio, Head Acting Instructor at East West Players and Global Internship Director at the Company of Angels. To date, Kamil has coached over 1000 students, many of which have appeared on stage as well as in film, television shows & national commercials around the world. Please also see this link.

Arnaud Pierre

Arnaud has worked with various coaches on various different improv formats for 8 years: from the very narrative style of Keith Johnstone to Del Close’s organic approach through to Viola Spolin’s games-based format. He has performed with a variety of different improv troupes in France, and in national and international festivals. Please also see this link.

David Glass

David has worked as a soloist performing in forty countries then establishing the David Glass Ensemble winning international awards including TMA award for best director.

Krissy Jesudason

In the 10 years of her career in Vancouver, Canada, Krissy has acted in multiple roles and coached performances on many of Shakespeare’s plays including Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard III, Taming of the Shrew and Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Michele Guaraldo

Michele Guaraldo has been working for 13 years as an actor, director and dramaturgist in different theatre companies around the world. He is a specialist in the traditional Italian theater form of Commedia Dell’Arte.

Shivram Gopinath

Shivram Gopinath is an award-winning writer and spoken word performer. His work has been featured at the Singapore Heritage Fest, Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore Literature Prize Awards, Spore Art Salon, SPEAK, Speakeasy, Lit Up Festival and more. He has performed alongside internationally acclaimed spoken word artists like Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye, Kosal Khiev and Luka Lesson.

Hear from our Students

All Testimonials
A good space an environment to allow participants to be free in.
Ho Kheng Lian
Kamil Haque knows what he wants.
Sandra Bertalanffy
I really enjoyed your relaxation and sensory.
Aoife Fagan
Kamil is a lovely, attentive teacher.
Karlyne Wong
The workshop was the exact opposite of what I imagined.
Aashish Mehta
Kamil is a very down-to-earth guy.
Bridget Sell

Our Studio

Located on the edge of the Little India Arts Belt in Singapore, HCAC is a dedicated performing arts studio on the second floor of an authentic pre-war conservation shophouse.

Our soulful space is a well-equipped and multi-functional sanctuary that can cater for all kinds of creative endeavors.

The HCAC studio space is available to hire. Please contact us for details.

Details: Studio Hire

Our Location

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity

22 Dickson Road #02-01
Singapore 209506

Nearest MRT: Bugis Station, Little India Station and Rochor Station

We are opposite Moon Hotel
Look for the HCAC logo and our red door

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