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Pamela Prather

Associate Professor Emerita of Acting

PAMELA PRATHER is Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre at Purchase College, SUNY in the Conservatory of Theatre and current President of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) 2020-2022. She is under contract by Routledge Publishing for The Voice Coach’s Toolkit, to be published in 2022. Pamela professionally coaches actors, including over 25 productions at the Tony Award® winning Alley Theatre (Houston). She has also coached productions for: Cleveland Play House, Yale Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theatre Centre, Hartford Stage Company, Primary Stages (NYC), Bay Street Theatre (NY), Underwood Theatre (NYC), The Play Company (NYC), The Edge Theatre Company (NYC), New York Classical Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse, & Dance Theatre Workshop (NYC) among others. Additionally, she has conducted workshops around the world specializing in laughter, voice, breath and inspiration for 20 years. Pamela has been on faculty at Yale School of Drama, NYU and UCLA. She received her MFA in Acting from UCLA and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Vibrant Voice Technique®, Laughter Yoga, Prana Yoga, and Reiki Level II. Pamela also creates impactful “Actor Coaching for Executives”.

Representative Courses

  • Voice for the Actor III
  • Speech for the Actor III
  • Voice and Speech IV