About Prudence

Prudence Wright Holmes has been coaching actors for over 20 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 Actors 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 Actors Connection, Weist-Barron, AFTRA and the Screen Actors 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. Most recently she wrote and performed her solo show Bexley, OH! at New York Theatre Workshop.







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