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.
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.
I trust her and I recommend her all the time.
Prudence’s work bridges the gap from audition to booking.
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.
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.
" 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."
"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
She helped me get into La Guardia Perfoming Arts High School.
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"I got into Yale Drama School thanks to Prudence"
"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
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.
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.
Prudence helped me immensely. She has abundant resources and extensive knowledge of classical and contemporary monologues and techniques.
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.
She asks the right questions to get tangible results.
Very supportive and thorough.
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!
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.
She helped me get an agent.
She helped me get into NYU Drama Dept.
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.
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!
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.
It was the best phone call I ever made. Every monologue Prudence gave me was perfect.