• Paul Pryce

    Private Acting Coach

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    I love teaching. I love seeing fellow actors make breakthroughs that take their work to another level of excellence. Being a part of that process of unlocking my clients’ greatest potential gives me tremendous satisfaction.

     

    My goal as your coach is to meet you wherever you are in your process and to guide you to find your authentic self in the material to arrive at an organic and truthful ‘performance’ whether it be for an audition, a show or as a public speaker.


    As a Private Coach and Acting Instructor, I have a combined performance and teaching background of over 13 years. My pedagogical approach is rooted in the Uta Hagen Method and my M.F.A Training at the Yale School of Drama (Acting ’13) where I draw on a myriad of techniques from Meisner and Stanislavsky to Grotowski, Viewpoints, Fitzmaurice and Linklater among others.


    Our sessions will be safe, fun, rigorous and rooted in deep imaginative exploration. I can’t wait to meet you in the work.

  • Paul's Bio

    Paul is on the MFA Acting faculty at Brooklyn College and is the Director of the H.B. Studio Summer Acting Intensive. Has taught master classes and workshops at Yale, NYU Tisch, M.I.T. Music & Theatre, Amherst College, New York Film Academy as well as universities and acting studios in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and South Korea. He earned an M.F.A in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. As an actor he appeared on recent television shows like Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix, Unforgettable on A+E and on stage playing iconic roles in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Pericles among others. He has performed in numerous plays across the United States and internationally. As writer and producer, Paul’s debut film COME OUT, COME OUT World Premiered at 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner and his sophomore project THE DELIVERER has screened at multiple film festival around the world. His original television series SERPENTS MOUTH won Best Pitch and the Audience Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Paul was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.

     

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  • Coaching

    Free 15 minute Phone Consultation

    We'll discuss your goals and what you need from coaching to attain them. You'll tell me where you are in your process and I'll share insights with you on my method. You will leave the consultation with actionable steps to bring you closer to your goals.

    MFA and BFA Auditions

    Early preparation and choosing material that reveals your authentic self quickly are the keys to success. From classical texts to contemporary, even a song, we’ll work to foster spontaneity and daring while avoiding overly rehearsed performances.

    On-Camera TV, FILM & Commercial Auditions

    We’ll go through a number of techniques to create multi-dimensional characters so that you stand out for all the right reasons in the audition.

    Acting for Non-Native English Speakers

    Designed specifically for international actors seeking to audition for and work in English speaking roles in the U.S. We'll zone in on General American speech, accent reduction and other speech techniques combined with acting principles so that the international actor can work with confidence and transcend the barriers of language.

    Business of Acting – Marketing & Social Networking

    All craft and no plan is an assured path to unfulfilled dreams. Together we’ll discuss strategies to grow your industry network, find more auditions, develop your entrepreneurial acumen to create and produce your own work.

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  • Testimonials

    Maria Govan - Award winning film director

    "When casting the lead in our film “Play the Devil” we found a very talented actor from the UK, Petrice Jones, who gave an excellent audition. He was however British, and our film about a working class Trinidadian boy. We were very concerned that he would not be able to achieve a believable accent. Paul who is a professional actor and from Trinidad, offered to help with our dialect coaching. He did a fantastic job! When Petrice arrived in Port of Spain he was immediately embraced as a local. Never once has anyone having watched the film, commented on his accent. In fact most people are surprised to learn that he is not from Trinidad. I cannot thank Paul enough, nor speak more highly his praises. He is professional and warm and lovely to communicate with. Thank you Mr. Pryce for all that you have done!"

    Matthew Jarvis - NYU Tisch MFA Acting 2021

    “Authenticity is at the core of Paul Pryce’s coaching technique. Paul’s mantra of “Dig Deeper” allowed me to tap into new choices and actions that were true to the text and my nature. Choosing Paul as my acting coach in preparation for my graduate school auditions was THE BEST choice of all. His knowledge and experience as both ​a MFA graduate and professional actor in New York City makes all the difference to anyone who is seeking an honest, talented, and thought provoking coach. Paul crafts a unique coaching style were rigor, hard-work, fun, discovery, and truth are all essential to the actor and the material. My growth has been undeniable under the tutelage of Paul Pryce.”

    Hyojin Park - New School, MFA Acting 2019

    "As a Korean actress, one of my dreams was going to a top graduate school for acting in the U.S. I felt that it was very difficult because English is not my first language, however Paul helped not only with my acting but with the clarity of my English…because of his passionate coaching I am convinced I got accepted to the M.F.A. program at The New School."

    Jan Fujita Guyer - Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Tisch Grad Acting

    "Paul Pryce provided brilliant and generous support for NYU’s Grad Acting production of Playboy of the West Indies. He is an outstanding dialect and acting coach who understands the relationship between sounds, character and action. Our students success was largely due to his work on the project."

    FELICE CHOI - ACTOR THE WRESTLER WITH MICKEY ROURKE

    "Paul’s passionate and hands-on teaching method instilled in me the sense of confidence every actor needs. He brought a deep knowledge of the fundamental techniques of acting to every lesson; I learned something new every time. Each lesson better equipped me with the tools needed to bring out my own sense of truth and authenticity as an actor. Paul has a warm and enthusiastic style of teaching that is very encouraging. I learned a lot from Paul in the months we worked together and I highly recommend him."

    Vivienne Benesch - Artistic Director Chautauqua Theater Company & PlayMakers Rep, UNC Chapel Hill

    “Having Paul in the rehearsal room as our dialect consultant on PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES proved to be invaluable. His one-on-one tutorials with the actors on the intricacies of the Trinidadian accent helped to secure confidence in their work by guiding them to find their own unique voice. He was also a great member of the creative team at large, managing to synthesize dramaturgy, character and craft for each different actor as well as for me as a director. Paul brings energy, light and intelligence into any rehearsal room or classroom. Can’t wait to work with him again.”

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