Testimonials

Industry Professionals

Thank you so much for bringing your talent, tips and expertise and for contributing your valuable time to the grateful members of SAG NY Conservatory, through your terrific  Monologue Workshop.  

We marveled at your uncanny ability to pluck just the right material to reveal an actor’s larger, truer personality and range in auditions.  Whether watching you work with others, or lucky enough to work directly with you on a monologue or two, we all felt fortunate to be there to receive your gift of ideas, information, suggestions, tips and resources.
Cynthia de Ben
Chair
SAG NY Conservatory 
  

 

Prudence is not only a distinctive actor, but also one of the finest coaches around. She can guide you to the essence of whatever piece you are working on so that it sounds as personal and spontaneous as if you were saying it for the first time.
Jack Doulin , Casting Director, National Actors Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop

 

I trust her and I recommend her all the time.
Lynne Jebens, Agent, The Krasny Agency

 

Prudence’s work bridges the gap from audition to booking.
Penny Luedtke, Agent, The Luedtke Agency



Anyone who’s involved with solo performance can benefit from Prudence’s astute observations about autobiographical writing. Her sensitivity and compassion make her a wonderful teacher.
Linda Chapman Associate Artistic Director, New York Theatre Workshop

 

Prudence has given monologue workshops for my students at Rutgers and I was very impressed with her knowledge and insight into the audition process. My students found her to be very helpful. I recommend her to anyone looking to improve their auditions with excellent little-known monologues.
Barbara Marchant, Head of BFA Acting Program, Mason Gross School of Drama, Rutgers University

 

I’ve been recommending Prudence to my students for years. She has been extremely successful at helping students find suitable material for scenes and monologues. I highly recommend her.
Geoffrey Horne, Acting Teacher, Strasberg Institute

 

Clients

" I am so pleased with the array of monologues you found me. I am much more excited to have new material that I love.The wonderfully specific ideas and directions you gave me in our coaching sessions opened up a whole new level of creativity and play in my monologues that I am sure will make my auditions stand out. It was a joy working with you."

Natalie Blackman , actor

"I met Prudence Wright Holmes at an AFTRA@Work evening. I was very impressed with her presentation and also her helpful and supportive approach. She worked with me privately to discover a range of monologues that were more suitable for me than the ones I had been using. I heartily recommend Prudence to anyone who is having monologue selection or performance problems."
Edward Jones, actor

"I just want to let you know that your book, Monologue Mastery, has helped me quite a bit. I've finally found my courage to begin
auditioning again. I'd become disheartened and insecure regarding my monologue choices, but now have found enough confidence (and material) to walk through the doors again and onto the stage. I think you have wonderful suggestions and I'm excited now at each audition opportunity. Again, thank you, and I hope to see you soon."
Marilyn Salisbury, actor

She helped me get into La Guardia Perfoming Arts High School.
Victoria Testa, acting student

Find the Per­fect Mono­logue Audi­tion for your type by Using Intu­ition, Smarts, & Expe­ri­ence | Pru­dence Wright Holmes
I just met Pru­dence Holmes, and I was very impressed with her intu­itive pow­ers about the actor and her ency­clo­pe­dic knowl­edge of many dif­fer­ent sources of text to help an actor find not only a unique mono­logue but also one that is a great “fit” for the spe­cific actor.
She’ll first send you a ques­tion­naire that you fill out before you meet her. Spend time on this ques­tion­naire — it will help her type you and it’s a ter­rific exer­cise in help­ing you to bet­ter under­stand your own type.
She’s an expe­ri­enced actor and has been a mono­logue coach for over 25 years. Many of her clients have appeared in fea­ture films, on and off Broad­way, in prime­time TV shows, soap operas, regional the­aters and TV com­mer­cials.
She’s put her years of expe­ri­ence in a just pub­lished book, MONOLOGUE MASTERY:
Christopher Ryan Renni-Calliope

"I got into Yale Drama School thanks to Prudence"
Luke Dixon, Actor
 
"Not only did Prudence find me monologues that I loved, her coaching on those monologues and audition sides helped me book two jobs and two other callbacks after just four sessions. Thanks, Prudence."
Neal Mayer, Actor

"How do you prepare to land a job? Call Prudence.  I was desperate for help with sides.  Without having met me, Prudence worked around my schedule to coach me for a call back.  I nailed it and the director complemented my preparation.  Thanks to Prudence for helping me land the job!"
Kevin Johnson, actor

Most exciting for me in working with Prudence has been discovering my first instincts are good and that my vision of where I wanted to go with a piece was right. i have also learned that as in a play, my work on monologues requires intense rehearsals. Prudence is very clear. She doesn't "spout" and she doesn't waste time. Our sessions are more about doing than talking.
John Cariani, 2004 Tony Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Fiddler on the Roof

I needed a monologue. Prudence is an endless source of knowledge on monologues. In one hour, she helped me find something that would have taken me weeks to find on my own. I owe her so much gratitude for taking the stress out of finding the perfect monologue.
Mitchel David Federan, Broadway cast of Boy From Oz

Prudence helped me immensely. She has abundant resources and extensive knowledge of classical and contemporary monologues and techniques.
Courtney Young, Actor, Broadway cast of The Producers

I began working with Prudence and found two monologues that fit my personality and was able to connect with them emotionally. As a result, I was cast in a supporting role in a feature film produced by Miramax. I would never have nailed the audition without direction from Prudence.
Jennifer Parkinson, Actor

She asks the right questions to get tangible results.
DeeDee Friedman, Bella, National Tour of Lost in Yonkers

Very supportive and thorough.
Georgia Creighton, Actor, Sister Act I and II

Prudence coached me so effectively I got roles in two plays and a film in one week. When I got the first play, they said “Your monologue was so well-done we’re going to cast you in a dramatic role, even though you just did a comic monologue because we can see you know how to act." Thank you Prudence!
Alex LeFevre, Actor

Working with Prudence has taught me to be braver in my choices, bolder in my actions and generally better at my craft.
John Babcock , Actor

Prudence knows how to relate to you on a personal level which allows you to open up and work to your fullest potential. She helped me get into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Jesse Cowart, Actor

She helped me get an agent.
Kevin Michael Kennedy, Actor

She helped me get into NYU Drama Dept.
Ian Gonzalez , Actor

Thank you so much for helping my daughter get into La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts. Because of your great help and wonderful work, she has now been accepted at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Thelma Benjamin, Parent

Prudence is the best Monologue Detective and coach in town. She found perfect monologues for me, helped me to fine-tune them and find all the colors, nuances and beats. She is sensitive, caring and fun to work with. She also helped me get an agent who I have been working with for seven years. If you want to work with a teacher who has a wealth of knowledge, experience and material, go see Prudence!
Al Nezemian, Actor

I have been with Prudence for two years and I have made continual progress. I have seen my confidence level grow in my acting as well as in the business side of acting. Prudence's emphasis is on using all of my resources, all of my senses, my intellect, personality and technique. Prudence is always very supportive and she sees my positive qualities. She is gentle in her corrections, yet specific in her advice to me. She also sticks to the work in our sessions so that I get the most out of our time together. Not only is she an excellent teacher and very encouraging, but alos, she practices what she preaches.
Cody Smolik, Actor

It was the best phone call I ever made. Every monologue Prudence gave me was perfect.
Melanie Davis, Actor

 

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