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Method Acting 101

  • 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:

$400.00

    • Date

Every Thursday, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

1st Batch: 7th January – 28th January 2021
2nd Batch: 4th February – 25th February 2021

Read our updated safety measures in the studio here: https://methodactingasia.com/updated-safety-measures/articles

SYLLABUS

  • 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

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Know Thyself
  • The 5 States/Stages of Focus
  • Observation,

 tools and skills to prepare

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 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% Early-Bird Discount 
For workshops starting in Jan 2021, enter “earlys1″ until Dec 1st 2020.


30% Bundle Discount

Purchase any two workshops with the code “bundledeal

25% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.


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.

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.

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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.

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At HCAC, we offer actor training/technique workshops, workshops that lead to productions, masterclasses, and several acting and creativity intensives.

For our acting workshops, we usually accept students above the age of 17, unless otherwise stated.

For some of our workshops, we take in a group of mixed ages. Please refer to the individual description for each intensive under the ‘Programmes’ section of this website.

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You may sign up for as many programmes as your schedule allows. Some programmes may have pre-requisites before admission. Please refer to the individual description for each programme under the ‘Programmes’ section of this website.

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At HCAC we believe in the benefits of continuous training and development, both as actors and as people.

We design our programmes 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 programme 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 are a Student Card holder you can receive 50% off when you repeat any programme that you have taken before.

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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.

Facebook: www.fb.me/hcac.sg
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Telegram: @freeyourtalent


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

Kamil Haque

Kamil Haque is the founder and artistic director of Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC). After 8 years working and coaching in Los Angeles Kamil returned to his native Singapore in 2013 to establish HCAC, Singapore’s first professional acting centre and Asia’s first centre to teach the preeminent Lee Strasberg’s method of acting.

Kamil graduated top of his class from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) with a BA(Hons) in Acting. He was the first student in half a century to be awarded Latin Honours for this subject. He is also the first and only Asian to be given the privilege to train and then coach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He is the only coach in Asia experienced in teaching the Lee Strasberg Method of Acting.

In 2011, Kamil was bestowed the honour of being invited to become a working observer at the world-renowned The Actor’s Studio. He was the first Singaporean ever to be part of the studio.

In addition to these accolades, Kamil was appointed as the Head Acting Instructor at East West Players, the USA’s oldest Asian American Theatre group, as well as the role of Internship Director at the Company of Angels (CoA), Los Angeles’ oldest repertory theatre company.

With first-hand experience of the demanding industry standards of Hollywood, Kamil is well-acquainted with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed internationally.

In addition to being an award winning actor and storyteller, Kamil has coached well over 2000 students, many of whom have appeared on stage as well as in major motion pictures, television shows and national commercials around the world. He has also produced, directed and acted in several award-winning and critically-acclaimed productions in USA, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

HCAC is the culmination of 23 years of working towards fulfilling a childhood dream.

Kamil was born and bred in Singapore with a rich cultural understanding due to his multi-ethnic origins.

He found his passion for drama at the tender age of 7 and has spent his life dedicated to the craft of acting. HCAC has been created to enrich lives and inspire actors and non-actors alike. It is part of Kamil’s great vision to elevate and progress acting as well as other forms of creative expression in Singapore.

As part of the growth of HCAC, in 2014, Kamil started Method Productions, a presenting production company across all mediums. Kamil has also overseen the inception of several flagship productions including Metaphors Be With You, a curated-true-personal-essay-showcase, Pioneer Passages a regular dramatized reading series of plays by pioneering playwrights and The Singapore Monologue Slam which is Singapore’s first monologue competition.