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

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, two hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, and three Living Now Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.

Emil Marwa

Emil Marwa has been a professional actor for over 25 years. Emil first realised he wanted to act at the tender age of 8 when he played Peter in a school production of “Peter And The Wolf”. At 13, he made his TV debut as a regular in the BBC kids show “Grange Hill”, various commercials and TV roles followed. He then went on to study Acting at Rose Bruford college of Speech and Drama in London graduating with a BA Honours. Please also see this link.

Kamil Haque

Kamil Haque is the founder and Artistic Director of 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 Musical & Dramatic Academy with a BA(Hons) in Acting. He is also the first and only Asian to be given the privilege to train and then 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.

Melissa Eveleigh

Melissa Eveleigh is an Arts and Communication expert specialising in theatre for good governance, dialogue and justice. Melissa has broad grassroots experience in Southern Africa and South Asia, including: training practitioners in a wide range of drama-based processes, devising and touring issue-based performance, designing and implementing community-based education, national campaigning, using theatre, radio and communication for awareness, engagement and policy interaction.

With over 12 years experience living and working in Southern Africa, Melissa co-founded and managed the  award-winning  Arts and Development NGO, Nanzikambe Arts. Whilst there she established a national programme for the arts, a national network of practitioners using social research, interactive theatre, and local media for positive change, and a theatre-for-decision-makers programme. Programmes delivered change in the areas of governance, justice, rights, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and Malaria prevention.

Toby Papazoglou

Toby graduated from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School in 2002 with a Diploma 
in Technical Production. In 2007, Toby returned to Toi Whakaari and in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington he completed his Master of Theatre Arts (Directing).

To date, he has worked in professional and tertiary training for theatre in New Zealand, Australia, America, Vietnam, Mongolia and Singapore. In his time teaching, he has taught numerous workshops in directing and devising, and has supervised student-lead devised projects, guiding students in developing their own sense of self and artistic identity. Please also see this link.

Hear from our Students

All Testimonials
Flexible to both my schedule and training needs
Bryan Donovan Sng
I recommend Dr Jane for her good content and solid pedagogy.
Peggy Ferroa
The Animal Exercise workshop is very interesting.
Shirley Wong
The workshops came with a whole toolbox that I took a lot from and it helped me a lot.
Mike Bash
I love the workshop because It’s the only truthful form of acting I’ve seen…
Theresa Wee-Yenko
I truly feel that your class is one that every student should take.
Robbie Silverman

Our Studio

There are 2 studios @

89A Desker Road
Singapore 209611

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park MRT (Purple Line)
Look for the HCAC logo and our red door

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

89A Desker Road
Singapore 209611

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park MRT (Purple Line)
Look for the HCAC logo and our red door

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