What Is Method Acting
Or “The Method”?

"Method Acting is what all actors have always done whenever they acted well."
— Lee Strasberg

What is Method Acting?

‘Method Acting’ is an umbrella term for the different methodologies and techniques of acting.

Method Acting is most associated with Lee Strasberg (1901-1982), master-teacher and artistic director of The Actors Studio. Practitioners of Strasberg’s technique are referred to as “method actors”.

A method actor is actually one who is disciplined, self-aware and able to sensitively approach his work systematically by using the technique(s) that works best for him.

Method actors who have won Academy-Awards include Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep and Marlon Brando.

Method Acting equips the actor with a consistent and efficient structure to their work. A methodical approach enables actors to readily access their external talents and internal abilities to “behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances”.

Who does Method Acting benefit?

Method acting benefits everyone.

Whether you are an actor, non-actor, corporate warrior, or homebody, we believe that everyone is born with a talent, ability or skill.

Your story shapes your talent, whatever it may be. Method Acting enables you to develop and access your unique qualities so that your distinctiveness comes through in a compelling, authentic way.

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What makes Method Acting different?

Method Acting is highly personalized.

We all have different approaches to life, our own distinct methods of acting, that is, doing, feeling and thinking. Your method is what works for you, be it on or off stage.

Today, most trained method actors use one or a combination of these methodologies of acting for their own approach to acting:

  • The Stanislavsky System
  • Michael Chekhov Technique
  • Lee Strasberg’s Method
  • Meisner Technique
  • Stella Adler Technique
  • Alexander Technique
  • Lecoq Technique
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Practical Aesthetics
  • Viola Spolin’s Theatre Games
  • Uta Hagen’s Method
  • Viewpoints
  • Suzuki Method

HCAC is the home of Method Acting in Asia.

We want to free your talent through Method Acting.

We believe that the trained actor will know what works best for them. HCAC provides a variety of methodologies for you to explore and express the richness of your personal story.

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