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:


    • Date

12th November 2022, Saturday, 10am – 1pm

19th November 2022, Saturday, 10am – 1pm

10th December 2022 Saturday 10am – 1pm

17th December 2022 Saturday 10am – 1pm








  • 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


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


  • 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

Kimberley Kiew

Kimberley Kiew is a bilingual film, theatre and commercial actress. She has appeared in several commercials for Sony, Fitbit, UOB and Ministry of Communications and Information.

Kim is a firm believer of following one’s heart, stepping out fearlessly, and embracing the difficulties in one’s path. She believes that no one should ever stop learning about themselves and she encourages this in her yoga teaching as well as while teaching at HCAC.

Kim is also a member of The Haque Collective (THC) which is the alumni theatre company of HCAC.

Some of her theatre and TV credits include The Land is Mine (Mediacorp), Spectacle (Method Productions), Contract (THC), Hurstville: The Heir (The Underground), Journeying Mercies (MCBC)

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.

Isabelle Roy

Fully passionate about acting, Isabelle Roy has spent much of her life as a “creative double-lifer”, working for almost 15 years at leading positions in the corporate world while taking drama classes. She first studied at “Acting International” in Paris and then under the direction of Sophie Colombet from the “Cours Florent” for two years. She continued acting in Singapore where she followed classes at La Salle with the theatre artist Pavan J Singh and performed in the production “Push Up” by Roland Schimmelpfennig at the French Alliance. She integrated into the HCAC community in July 2017 where she has been taught and directed by international directors Kamil Haque, David Glass, Giovanni Ortega, Tom Schulz and Scott Wings. She is one of the founding members of The Haque Collective and is part of The Theatre Factory ensemble. She performed on stage as a lead theatre role in “The Open Couple” by Dario Fo and Franca Rame and in the online show “Let’s not talk about…” directed by Tom Schulz. As part of the THC ensemble, she performed in “Contract” and recently in the play “Under Death” at Stamford Arts Center both directed by Kamil Haque. As a certified drama educator with Singapore Drama Educators Association, Isabelle has decided to fully dedicate herself to her passion by inculcating her knowledge for the arts in others.

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