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Method Acting 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:

$400.00

    • Date

Thursdays, 7.30pm – 10.30pm for 4 sessions.
(Please note the 4th and final session starts at 7pm – 11pm)

Workshop Dates:
5th August – 26th August 2021 (1st Batch) (Full)
2nd September – 23rd September 2021 (2nd Batch)

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Kimberley Kiew

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% 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.

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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.
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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.

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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,
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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.