One Act Plays: From Casting to Production

A workshop-production (For Directors & Actors)

Upcoming Class Schedule

30 May, 2019 — 28 July, 2019

Thursday, 7.00pm — 11.00pm

Programme Details

Take part in this workshop-production as either an actor or a director. You’ll learn more about yourself and even more about each other. This is an 8-week practical workshop exploring the process of developing a One-Act play from page to stage.

The entire workshop culminates in a series of 7 performances to the public.
Participants in the workshop will be paid a percentage of the box office to incentivize professional work.

Please note 

(1) You need make yourself available from 19 to 28 July 2019 for technical rehearsals and public performances.

(2) Please read this FAQ.

(3) Please complete this form (page 2) after you have signed up for the workshop

(4) [For Students selecting Directorial roles] You may pick a play from our One Act Plays Library of plays written in-house by other HCACers. Please email us for access. Alternatively, you can also find plays at:


Programme Description

Challenging and terrifying but most of all exhilarating. The relationship between the Director and the Actor is fraught with danger but ultimately the greatest and most satisfying challenge in theatre making.

In this workshop you’ll explore the process of taking a piece of text and developing it into a finished performance. As either an actor or a director you’ll learn more about yourself and even more about each other.

Together you will look at character development, script analysis, acting, staging, marketing and planning as tools to develop your world on stage.

Above all, you will identify and develop your own traits as a director or actor as you gain the hands on experience of working together.

Full Workshop Schedule:
Thursdays 7.00 – 11.00pm
May 30th, June 6th, 13, 20, 27, July 4th, 11th, 18th

Directors-Only Session with Artistic Director: Sunday June 9th, 11am to 6pm
To discuss their vision
(compulsory attendance for all directors)

Tech and Bump In: July 19th 7.30-10pm, July 20th 10am – 10pm, July 21st 10am-10pm
(compulsory attendance for all participants)

Public Showcase Dates
The workshop culminates in a paid performance, titled What Happens Next? for the public.
Participant-Actors will be paid a percentage of the box office. Participants in the workshop must be available for all the show dates.

What Happens Next? Show Dates:
Tuesday, July 23rd 8.30pm
Wednesday, July 24th 8.30pm
Thursday, July 25th 8.30pm
Friday, July 26th 8.30pm
Saturday, July 27th 3.30pm
Saturday, July 27th 8.30pm
Sunday, July 28th 3.30pm

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.
We welcome actors and directors of all levels and experience levels.
Minimum age for admission is 17 and above.

Only an interest in acting or directing, a great attitude and a willingness to work hard!

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at


  • Script Analysis
  • Identifying your goals
  • Planning your process
  • Directing Scenework
  • Character exercises
  • Performances
  • Marketing for a show
  • Staging a show

About the Instructor

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.

Areas of Focus

  • Interaction between the Director and the Actors
  • Analysis of text and performance
  • Development of planning process
  • Character development

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain confidence in directing a cast
  • Experience working in a full-fledged show that you can add to your resume

Sign up for:

One Act Plays: From Casting to Production / A workshop-production (For Directors & Actors)

Registration closes:
23 May 2019