Haque Method 101: Know Thyself

  • About this Workshop

    Haque Method 101 is a 4-week workshop that will focus on the concept of working on and knowing yourself better. Participants will begin the journey towards being a craftsperson in the performing arts with this workshop. The foundational idea of the 101 workshop is that in order to be able to play other characters, one must first be comfortable being themselves and then, presenting all parts of themselves in front of an audience. 

Regardless of your objectives, learn tools and skills that will help you be the best version of yourself in your personal and professional life.

    Even if you don’t want to be a professional actor, this workshop is a great place to start. Gain a better understanding of your voice, your mind, and your body as an instrument that can be tuned. Learn tools and skills that will help you be the best version of yourself in your personal and professional life.

    All participants who finish all four weeks of this workshop are entitled to enroll again for free. Just email admin@hcac.sg to re-register again.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    Anyone and everyone! We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the arts.
    This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.

    Perhaps it’s been a while since were onstage. Or maybe you’re thinking of exploring your creative side or you’re looking to explore your own personal or professional development. Whether you’re a hobbyist, curious corporate, amatuer/professional actor, arts educator, director, or maybe considering a mid-career switch or mid-career add-on, this workshop is a great place to begin your journey towards freeing your talent.
    Minimum age for admission is 17 years.

Workshop Fees:


    • Date

7.30pm – 10.30pm for 4 sessions.
(Please note the 4th and final session starts at 7pm – 11pm)

Workshop Dates:
8th November – 29th November 2022
10th January – 31st January 2023



  • Devising and performing your own autodrama
  • Learn specific tools and skills to hone your physical instrument and tune your voice to speak with gravitas and authenticity


  • Know Thyself
  • The 5 States/Stages of Focus
  • Observation: Your 5 Creative Muscles
  • Haque Method tools and skills


  • Tools to warm up and sharpen how you prepare your mind, body, and voice to be the best version of yourself
  • A great understanding and appreciation for the craft of acting
  • Your own one-person autodrama

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

30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.

Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.
Installments are only available for non-Fundamentals workshop.

“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.

If I have never acted before or it’s been a long time since I did any acting, where should I start?

The Haque Method 101: Know Thyself or Lee Strasberg 101 workshops are a great place to start your journey with us.

I was recommended to attend acting workshops at HCAC.
What’s the difference between the Haque Method & Lee Strasberg’s Method?

Developed by the founder and artistic director of HCAC, Kamil Haque, over 17 years ago, the Haque Method is a great gateway if you have never had any actor training or if it’s been a while since you’ve had any training or experience on stage or on camera. The Haque Method is an amalgamation of rehearsal tools and skills organized in such a way that an actor is ready to understand themselves and further on embody any character physically, mentally, or spiritually.

The fundamental pillars of Lee Strasberg’s Method are relaxation for the actor and sense memory. These tools help an actor’s self-awareness and their ability to empathize and advocate for any character. This method of preparation is most synonymous with actors like Lady Gaga, Will Arnett, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro among many others. HCAC is the only legitimate home of Strasberg’s work in Asia.

Both methods are not styles of acting but methodical ways of preparation to ensure consistent results whatever your objective may be. Both methods are designed to be complementary to each other as well.

What are the areas of focus for all the different method acting workshops?

Haque Method 101: Know Thyself
Areas of Focus: Observation, Focus, the importance of tuning the instrument, and working towards building an autobiographical solo performance piece.

Haque Method 102: Build Thy Craft
Areas of Focus: Preparation, Building your own method of preparation, specificity in choices, a further emphasis in tuning the instrument (PMSS), script analysis, working towards building your own fictional original character-based monologue.

Haque Method 103: Know The Business
Areas of Focus: Putting together an industry-standard formatted resume, headshots according to your character type, how to put together your showreel, having two contrasting monologues ready for auditions, how to create a SWOT report for auditions

Lee Strasberg’s Method 101
Areas of Focus: Lee Strasberg’s Relaxation, understanding Method Acting through the lens of Lee Strasberg, Strasberg’s 5 Scenic Elements, working moment to moment in a short character-based duo contextless scene.

Lee Strasberg’s Method 102
Areas of Focus: A further and in-depth investigation of Lee Strasberg’s Relaxation, Sense Memory, Understanding the roots of Lee Strasberg’s work from the lens of his mentor, Richard Boleslavsky, Lee Strasberg’s song & dance exercise, working moment to moment in a longer character-based solo or duo contextless scene.

Lee Strasberg’s Method 103
Areas of Focus: A continued exploration of Lee Strasberg’s Relaxation, emotional memory, private moments for the self, private moments for the character, animal exercise to create unique physicality in characters.

Is there an exception to bypass a few levels and participate in a specific high-level Method Acting Workshop e.g. 102, or 103?

Yes, you must have had prior actor training (within the last 3-5 years) elsewhere or prior training in Lee Strasberg’s work elsewhere, an ongoing or completed diploma or degree in acting. Admission is granted on a case-by-case basis.

If I have taken the Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting (Introduction) or Method 101 or 102 workshop at HCAC before can I do the workshops again?

You are free to attend several of our workshops as often as you want for life. That is your privilege for completing the Lee Strasberg (Intro) and Method 10 workshop as it was previously named. While many of the same tools and skills may be taught again it is always good to keep your instrument sharp and tuned. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to see how much more receptive you are to the work.

What is the difference between the Lee Strasberg’s Method 101-103 and the Lee Strasberg’s Improvisation workshop?
Method Acting 101-103 focuses on acting technique whereas Lee Strasberg’s Improvisation focuses on a specific form of training that Lee Strasberg used to build the inner life and personal advocacy for a specific story or role. Consider all the Method Acting workshops to be a way of working out different muscle groups in the gym. Lee Strasberg’s Improvisation is a means of you synthesizing all the skills learned together to devise scenes, build characters and create compelling moments in uninterrupted 30-minute long-form improvised scenes.


Do you offer any bundle deals, rebates, and discount codes?

Yes, we do.

All current students are entitled to $50 when they recommend HCAC to a friend. If your friend signs up for a workshop, and once that friend has paid in full, you will be eligible for a $50 discount.

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If I am a foreigner or on a tourist visa, can I attend workshops at HCAC?

Of course, you can!

If you are in Singapore and wish to enroll in any of our workshops, just ensure that your visa allows you to stay for the full duration of a typical semester (8 weeks). Alternatively, we also run intensive introductory sessions, one-off fundamentals classes, and masterclasses which are usually one or two days in length.

For your convenience, there are also several budget-friendly hostels and hotels all within 5 minutes of HCAC. Contact us and we will gladly advise you on the possible accommodations available in the vicinity.

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)