PRudence wright holmes - playwright, dialect designer
Prudence Wright Holmes wrote the plays Call Me William (about the life of transgender author, Willa Cather), Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Sister Girl, Agatha Christie is Missing, The Secret Life of Harper Lee, Leave the Drama on Fire Island, Duncan and Vanessa and Beat Chick and Bexley,OH!
Bexley OH! was produced by New York Theatre Workshop and Beat Chick was also produced by the Workshop Theater.
She also wrote the books Monologue Mastery, The Voice and Speech Warm Up and Workout and Voices of Thinking Jewish Women.
She has taught at Carnegie Mellon Drama Department, The Actors Studio at the New School, NYU and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
As an actor, she has appeared in featured roles in the films Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, In Dreams with Annette Bening, My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger, After.Life with Liam Neeson, God’s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi.
On Broadway she appeared in Happy End with Meryl Streep, Lettice and Lovage with Maggie Smith and Inherit the Wind with George C. Scott and The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and on the National Tour. She has appeared in numerous off-Broadway shows including the original casts of Godspell and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.