Haque Method 101: Know Thyself

  • About this Workshop

    This 4-week workshop is focused on working on oneself. The idea 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.

  • 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:
3rd January – 24th January 2022



  • 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, tools and skills to prepare


  • 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 Card (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 8-week workshops and short intensives.

“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.

Great observation! We are still teaching the work of Lee Strasberg and remain the only legitimate home in Asia of his work. That said, as demand to learn his work increases, we have decided to reformat our Lee Strasberg Workshops (previously listed as Intro and Intermediate) into Method Acting 101: Know Thyself, Method Acting 102: The Haque Method, Method Acting 103: Lee Strasberg, Method Acting 104: Lee Strasberg.


No. Come 2021, the Lee Strasberg Method Acting Workshop – Introduction and Intermediate will be reformatted as Method Acting 101-104. It’s the same work spread out over a longer period to ensure a more in-depth and progressive learning experience. To ensure an even higher quality of training, participants will have to complete Method Acting 101 before progressing to 102 etc.

Haque Method 101 is a 4-week workshop that will focus on the concept of 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 their objectives.

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.


What are the main differences between Method Acting 101 – 104?

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

Haque Method 102
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

Strasberg Method 103
Areas of Focus: Lee Strasberg’s Relaxation, Sense Memory, understanding Method Acting through the lens of Lee Strasberg, working moment to moment in a character-based solo scene, what it means to make strong, consistent, and justified choices, working on published monologues from TV, Film, Theatre.

Strasberg Method 104
Areas of Focus: A further and in-depth investigation of Lee Strasberg’s Relaxation, Sense Memory, private moments
for the self, private moments for the character, animal exercise to create unique physicality in characters, Lee Strasberg’s song & dance exercise, Lee Strasberg’s 5 Scenic Elements. Understanding the roots of Lee Strasberg’s work from the lens of his mentor, Richard Boleslavsky.

Is there an exception to bypass a few levels and participate in a specific high-level Method Acting Workshop e.g. 103 or 104?
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) workshop at HCAC before, which Method Acting workshop should I go for now?

You are free to attend any of Method Acting 101-103 as often as you want for life. That is your privilege for completing the Lee Strasberg (Intro) workshop as it was previously named. While many of the same tools and skills may be taught again in Method Acting 101-103, it is always good to keep your instrument sharp and tuned.


Yes, we do.

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

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Of course you can!

If you are in Singapore and wish to enroll in any of our programmes, 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 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)