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Fundamentals Of Acting

  • About this Workshop

    This 3-hour workshop has been tailored to give you the experience that will make the broad scope of acting something unique and personal to you!

    You’ll be introduced to the basics of Method Acting and Improvisational Theatre through games and exercises that’ll stretch your imagination and awaken your creativity.

    By the end of the lesson, you would leave with the confidence in communicating your ideas and a refined gut feel to trust!

    You can be assured of the “fun” in the Fundamentals (with all puns intended!)

  • Who is the workshop for?

    Anyone and everyone! Whether it stemmed from a fleeting thought of acting or the inner Kate Winslets and Dicaprios waiting to unleash themselves, this 3-hour introduction to acting is designed to ease you into the world and wonders of acting! This performative form of art is meant to unite anyone who is willing to give it a shot!

    If you’re looking at HCAC’s workshops and wondering what’s right for you – start here!

    *Special HCAC workshop discounts available for Fundamentals of Acting attendees.

Workshop Fees:

$90.00

    • Date

20th August 2022: Saturday, 10.00am – 1.00pm (FULL)

10th September 2022: Saturday, 10.00am – 1.00pm

17th September 2022: Saturday, 10.00am – 1.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

SYLLABUS

  • Simple theatre games to set the culture and break the ice
  • An interactive discussion to explore the perceptions and definitions of acting
  • Improv based exercises to get people thinking on their feet out of the box,
  • Acting based exercises so participants can see first hand what it is like as an actor

AREAS OF FOCUS 

  • Vocal warm-ups to help you tap into your natural speaking voice
  • Improv Exercises
  • Solo and pair-work acting exercises

LEARNING OUTCOMES 

  • An insight into a whole new world of acting
  • A great way to get out of your comfort zone
  • Lean into the untapped potential of your creative side
  • Taking the first step into what is hopefully the rest of your acting journey with the HCAC family

20% for all workshops with HCAC Student Membership (No Expiry) Apply here.


30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.


“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

I have no experience in acting and I’m really shy, is this workshop for me?

Yes! This workshop is designed to be a whole lot of fun for beginners. We’ll be encouraging, but we’ll never push you further than what you’re comfortable with.


What are the classes going to be like?

The class moves fast – we’ll start with a quick introduction, some warm up activities and we’ll dive straight into our interactive games and exercises.


What will I gain from this workshop?

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have experienced the basics of acting and have discovered a little of how acting can affect and improve your personal and professional life.

Through the games and activities, you’ll also gain a boost in confidence and communication skills.


Will it be awkward if I come alone?

Absolutely not! In fact, HCAC is a great place to meet like-minded friends.


Do I have to bring anything to the classes?

As our activities and games involve movement, we’d advise wearing something comfortable.
If you’re attending the workshop after work, office wear is fine! (Note: Skirts/dresses might impede some movements)

Fundamentals of Acting

About the Instructor

Darren Guo

Darren, a bilingual performer, graduated from NAFA’s Theatre course. He was also part of the pioneer batch of Creative Edge, a division of I Theatre, which produced People and Under the Dragon Moon as their graduating performances.

Some of his notable works include Citizen Dog by The Finger Players, Art Studio by Nine Years Theatre, and Lao Jiu the Musical by The Theatre Practice. Other credits include Prism of Truth by GroundZ-0, Samsui Women by The Finger Players, Liao Zhai Rocks! by The Theatre Practice, Toy Factory’s December Rains and KumarajivaHop & Honk and Aesop’s Fables by I Theatre.

Darren was part of The Practice Lab from 2014 to 2016. He was an apprentice under The Finger Players, and currently also a member of Emergency Shelter, the artist training and research programme of Emergency Stairs.

Lao Jiu the musical and Samsui Women were nominated for Best Ensemble and Best Production for the Young respectively in the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2018. Art Studio was awarded Best Ensemble Award in the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2018.

As a screen actor, he was given opportunities to play a multitude of different characters across TV, films and commercials, allowing him to showcase his abilities and versatility as an actor. Some of his leading roles include Tan Chin Shiong in <Still Standing> by Kristen Tan and Tan Wei Ting, Leedon Ang in an episode of <Avenue 14> as the Orang Minyak by Monochromatic.

As an acting teacher, Darren is a MOE approved coach and he has experience teaching speech and drama classes/CCA in schools ranging from Primary to Junior College level. He is also able provide private coaching to all levels of experience. Since 2017, Darren has been teaching Acting 101, an introduction to acting short course at Lasalle College of the Arts.

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