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.
I’m not sure if HCAC is right for me, can I audit a workshop session?
Yes, you can. Simply email email@example.com with the heading “Workshop Audit”.
With the following information:
(i) Workshop name you want to sign up for
(ii) Your name
(iii) Your email
(iv) Your contact number
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)
I’m an actor, why should I sign up for workshops at HCAC?
HCAC offers comprehensive, carefully structured and rigorous actor training workshops and programmes. We believe in providing the actor with a stable and reliable framework for his work through various methods of acting.
The actor’s instrument is his mind and body. This means that both the physical and mental muscles require consistent conditioning and research to keep the instrument sharp and prepared, ready to go at a moment’s notice.
This is why we review our curriculum meticulously and constantly check in with our students’ progress here. Our immersive training programme contain both depth (i.e. 8 weeks programmes) and breadth (i.e. short intensives) modules.
With training, actors become more acquainted with the strengths and weaknesses of their instrument, and are better able to be in control of it. They become more grounded in truth and are able to ensure greater sensitivity when approaching their work. Their work becomes more visceral, more in tune with the human condition and certainly, in most instances, more relatable.
HCAC also offers one-on-one coaching sessions to help actors prepare for various industry-related scenarios e.g. audition coaching, role coaching etc. Actors will receive personalised feedback on their material. We believe in producing actors and performers whose work is serviceable to the industry.
I’m not an actor, why should I sign up for workshops at HCAC?
Everyone can benefit from creativity and self-expression.
In fast-moving societies (and particularly in Asia) people often suffer from high levels of stress. Many condition themselves to suppress their emotions and impulses, avoid taking risks, and fall into patterns of habit in their daily lives. Our programmes can help to release these unwanted tensions, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and experience life at its fullest.
HCAC offers a safe, judgment-free environment where everyone is free to discover themselves. Through acting, you will explore your consciousness, heighten your self-awareness and develop your sensitivity to the people and world around you. This in turn will benefit your life and career.
Even if you have no intentions of being an actor, our training can help you explore and express various facets of your personality. We aim to equip you will the skills to free your unique talent and creativity so that you become a confident, competing and effective communicator in your workplace and even at home.
What is the difference between the Improvisation (Intro)” and the Improvisation (Intermediate)” workshop?
In the Intro workshop, we introduce the fundamentals of any improv scene and focus largely on “short-form” comedy. Meaning, that we are doing scenes that rarely last more than 5 minutes.
In the Intermediate workshop, we explore the American style of improv that essentially revolves around the “long-form” type of show. We will learn an improv format that lasts 30 minutes based on a single audience suggestion.
Can I repeat the workshop?
At HCAC we believe in the benefits of continuous training and development, both as actors and as people.
We design our workshops so that you may repeat them to deepen your understanding and enrich your skillset without feeling as if you are just learning the same thing over again. If you take the same workshop again your coach will ensure there are new exercises and assignments to further your training and push your creative capabilities. Our priority is your personal and professional growth.
If you have an HCAC student membership you can receive 50% off when you repeat any improv workshop that you have taken before.