THE MONOLOGUE DETECTIVE
Prudence Wright Holmes
Find a monologue that fits you like a glove
Develop it with the #1 Monologue Coach
4 Weeks $325
First 4 Week Class Starts May 17th
“Prudence Holmes is a rare gem in the world of acting. She is affectionately known as, “the Monologue Detective.” Prudence is the answer for any actor looking for a monologue that uniquely suits him or her. Every actor dreads picking a monologue that auditioners have seen too many times. Prudence has voluminous knowledge of plays from all eras and the uncanny ability to read actors and instinctively know what would show off their talents.” — Larry O’Connell
Watch Prudence talk about Monologues
This 4 week Monologue Class is designed to help actors overcome one of the most difficult mountains they have to climb as they move their career forward — finding a monologue!
- How many monologues should I have?
- Do I need both contemporary and classical monologues?
- Do I need both comedy & drama?
- How much range should my monologue show?
- Should my monologue show who I am or a character?
- Where should I look when auditioning with a monologue?
In this Monologue Class, Prudence Wright Holmes will answer all of these questions and more as she guides you on your journey to find a monologue that fits you like a glove and then help you develop it until it is audition ready. The class size will be limited so that every will actor get personal attention and perform every week.
About Prudence Wright Holmes: A graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Drama program, Ms.Holmes has been coaching actors on monologue work for over 25 years. Her reputation has made her “the go to person” in New York for actors of all levels. Her students have appeared in films, television, on and off-Broadway, regional theaters 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, and the Strasberg Institute. More recently she has taught seminars for and SAG and Actors Equity. 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.
“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
“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
“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
$100 deposit when enrolling
Balance $225 on or before the first class
PTS in class discount price $275
To receive the discount must be currently enrolled and paid up in an acting class at Penny Templeton Studio
There is a $25 Cancellation Fee
No refunds after the 1st class