May 14, 2023
The Actor’s Space is a podcast hosted by Laura Kee, a freelance actor in Singapore. Through conversations with fellow actors, and industry colleagues, we will be talking about the working actor’s life in Singapore – how do we pursue our love for acting, while navigating the business side of the craft? Let’s create more conversations about the challenges of building a sustainable acting career in Singapore.
Kamil Haque is the founder and Artistic Director of Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC), Singapore’s first professional acting studio for everyone. As Asia’s only experienced teacher of the Lee Strasberg Method of Acting, and the creator of The Haque Method, Kamil has coached well over 10,000 students, many of whom have appeared in major award-winning Hollywood films, stage productions, television shows and national commercials around the world.
• Focus on a character’s objectives and obstacles, rather than their emotions.
• Method acting basically refers to your method, or process, of preparing as an actor. That’s it.
• You can suffer for your art, without having to hurt yourself for your art.
• Read & watch videos to learn more, but also find ways to practise.
• Acting can be a lonely profession. Build your community.
‘It's way more interesting to see a character fight against the emotion than to give into the emotion because we don't do that in life. Why would we want to do that on stage or on TV?’ – Kamil
‘Method acting at no point in time said an actor must suffer, must bleed, must lock themselves in the bedroom for 30 days … And it does not, and it should not ever involve you having to hurt yourself.’ – Kamil
‘The hope for Singapore actors would be that we begin to connect brain to body more, that we allow ourselves to be to embrace failure … that we begin to embrace the inner life of the craft of the work and not just the outer life, the teeth and tits side of the craft.’ – Kamil
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