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.
The Method Acting 102 workshop is a 6-week workshop that will build on what was explored in the Method Acting 101 to formulate a method that works for you and only you. It will focus on preparation, script analysis and performing your own original monologue. This specific process of creating your method has been developed by the Artistic Director of HCAC, Kamil Haque. Much has been said, reported and even maligned/misunderstood as to what “method acting” is. By breaking down the process and “demystifying” what it means to be methodical in your approach as an actor, you will be able to create your method that is consistent, reliable regardless of your objective.
At this point in your training, you may harbor ambitions of fine tuning your own instrument and also begin to be curious as to what other methods of acting exist that you can consider attempting. The Haque Method will help you understand where and how to fit your further exposure to and experimentation with other forms of actor training and performance in your method of preparation.
There are approximately 13 method acting techniques used to prepare actors that are popularly used around the world today. Many of these techniques are offered as taught by specialists. With Method Acting 102: The Haque Method under your belt, you’ll have some basis for defining and refining what it means to be a method actor.
What are the main differences between Method Acting 101 – 104?
Method 101 Areas of Focus: Observation, Focus, the importance of tuning the instrument and working towards building an
autobiographical solo performance piece.
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
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.
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,
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.
There are discount codes that we release on our Facebook, Telegram and Instagram. Follow us to keep track as these codes are available for a limited time only.
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.