Pamela presenting at  Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)  Conference

Pamela presenting at Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Conference

Pamela works with Actors, Executives & Curious Humans to achieve vocal/dialect goals.  Pamela holds an MFA from UCLA and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Vibrant Voice Technique, Prana Yoga, Laughter Yoga and the creator of Laughing Voice™
Actors:  Pamela has coached over 25 Productions for the Tony Award® Winning Alley Theatre.  She has worked with Academy Award and Tony Award winning actors and loves collaborating with Directors and Performers to create the vocal and dialect design for productions and roles.
Executives:  38% of perception is through vocal tone alone! That’s why a carefully trained speaking voice is absolutely vital for “professional voice users”. Whether you are creating a dynamic power-point presentation, preparing for a public speaking event, polishing up an audition or just wanting to improve your voice, you can benefit from Pamela's Vocal Coaching for executives.
Curious Humans:  What is your voice in the world?  Do you project and resonate in the way you desire? Pamela works with compassion to help her clients discover their voice and express themselves authentically. Whether in a one-on-one setting or a workshop, she guides each person with a sensitive and thoughtful touch.
  • Before I met Pamela, I was very skeptical about voice work in general. I had trained with a couple of highly regarded teachers in New York and felt like I was wasting my time and money…. My work is more richly textured and I can play a wider range of characters. Simply put, Pamela has made me a better actor.
    — James Ball, writer, producer and star of “Heartburn” which won the Steven Spielberg award for best short film at Worldfest Film Festival
  • During my experience in New York fighting my thick Spanish accent I worked with many teachers, but it was only with Pamela that I started seeing progress. Pamela is imaginative with her exercises, very detailed in tongue work and specially patient and generous with her time, but above all something I will always thank her for is taking me to that next level--from the monotonous speech exercises to really putting it into my acting work and my previous voice training.
    — Alondra Salinas, Actress, Mexico City
  • Pamela's work has been show-saving! I'm slow with dialects and therefore terrified of them and entered our first sessions with fear and trembling. But she made the principles so accessible and her energy was so encouraging that I caught on more quickly than I'd ever expected and soon found myself acting with the dialect rather than in spite of it! I still don't know how she does it, but what she accomplishes is liberating. She's a truly gifted collaborator!
    — Mary Louise Burke, Film/TV & Broadway Actress
  • Pamela Prather is a gifted voice and speech coach who forged sympathetic and genuinely helpful relationships with all seven actors in the company of The Psychic Life of Savages. Much of the play’s depth and humor depended on actors credibly reciting poetry as poets: to this task, Pamela brought her research, listening and teaching skills, giving the production much needed specificity. It was a pleasure to work with her.
    — James Bundy, Director and Dean of Yale School of Drama