The workshop moved at a very nice pace. It is very interesting to know that so much self-awareness goes into acting preparation. There was no judgement in the room which was very nice!
I recommend the Scene Study workshop to people who have an interest in exploring characters. Scene study is structured such that it allows students to create instinctual performances and also a platform for feedback
I find it useful to introduce the reading of sonnets for the Shakespeare workshop and Krissy is great!
The pair scenes allows both my partner and I to improve skills that actors need. We learnt that camera angles play a huge part in on-screen acting.
I recommend Dr Jane for her good content and solid pedagogy which can be applicable to different situations.
The vowels and breathing exercises that Dr Jane engaged with us are very useful. I like that she is firm but understanding towards our needs.
You'll seriously get to learn and do and grow so much. It's a safe space here, and we get to take risks, experiment, go crazy and fail. We laugh, live moments together and watch each other mature as artists and storytellers. You learn to discover all of yourself. All the teachers here are extremely dedicated in what they do and have truly inspired me in one way or another.
I participated in The Intimate Shakespeare workshop and we studied Twelfth Night in depth. I must say, it honestly made me appreciate Shakespeare's brilliant work. Before the workshop, I've always had a fear of Shakespeare because of the jarring language and the complex wit and wisdom that he pens. However, Krissy Jesudason is an amazing teacher as she is patient and she knows what she's doing. She allowed me to identify the universal truth in the Elizabethan era and my experiences in life. I am proud of the fact that my class and I could put up a snapshot production of the show in 8 weeks and I would definitely recommend HCAC's Intimate Shakespeare series to anyone who has a profound interest in literature and art! By my troth', it will definitely be a great experience!
Flexible to both my schedule and training needs, HCAC was open for me, 24/7. With a warm, accepting environment, HCAC has provided me a safe training ground to learn and make mistakes. The center also boasts a library of resources, from famous plays to monologue books to whatever a budding actor needs and yearns for. You don’t have to be an actor to join classes; just a desire to be seen or heard. And if you are looking to be a part of a growing industry of bold performers, HCAC is the perfect place to network and meet like-minded individuals. Looking back, the lessons I’ve gained at HCAC were instrumental to my growth as an actor and a person. Undertaking full time national service and the aspirations of going to drama school overseas, my chances of success felt dubious at best. However, after having just a few 1 to 1 sessions at HCAC, I felt that my goal was actually within reach. From what audition material to select, to how to prepare and present yourself on the big day, Kamil’s got it covered. Having undergone the rigorous procedure of drama school auditioning himself, he has acquired an in-depth understanding of the process and can cater to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Finally, what worked for me most personally was Kamil’s consistent encouragement and support. In an industry rife with self-doubt and uncertainty, it’s great to have a wise mentor and friend like Kamil. Oh yeah, and I got into the drama school of my dreams too!
The workshop was very easy to understand and the environment was comfortable. The practical portions were the most useful.
The workshop offered a lot of useful information and techniques I can apply to my daily life.