Prudence Holmes

Prudence H.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Basic acting skills

About Prudence H.

PRUDENCE has been coaching actors for over 30 years. Her students have appeared in films, television, on and off-Broadway, regional theatres and commercials. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon Drama Department, NYU Drama Department, The Actor’s Studio at The New School and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has given workshops at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Strasberg Institute, The Actor’s Connection, Weist Baron, AFTRA and The Screen Actor’s Guild. She is the author of MONOLOGUE MASTERY and VOICES OF THINKING JEWISH WOMEN.

Prudence knows from personal experience how to how to choose and perform monologues that get jobs. She has appeared in featured roles in the films SISTER ACT I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, KINGPIN with Woody Harrelson and IN DREAMS with Annette Bening. On Broadway she appeared in HAPPY END with Meryl Streep, LETTICE AND LOVAGE with Maggie Smith and INHERIT THE WIND with George C. Scott.

She has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway shows including the original casts of GODSPELL and SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU.
She wrote and performed her solo show BEXLEY,OH! at NY Theatre Workshop. She recently appeared in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway and on the national tour.
In our lessons we will find great monologues that fir you like a glove and then I will coach you so that you shine at auditions. 

*** Lesson Details ***
The first session is when we select the monologues from my files of over 5000 little-known monologues. Then you come back and work on the acting values and staging so that you feel confident at the audition.

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*** Specialties ***
Audition prep, monologue selection, accent reduction, dialects


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Actors' Equity Association
Mar 1983
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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