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.
Method Acting 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?
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.