Breathing, Awareness and Joy Acting Classes

About Carol

Acting Classes - Breathing, Awareness and Joy

Master teacher, Carol Fox Prescott, is renowned for her transformative, reliable, physical approach to acting based on breathing, awareness and joy. Designed to open hearts, craft deeply human characters, and encourage outrageous imagination, this work happily re-channels performance anxiety into free-flowing, intuitive, genuine self-expression.

She brings 50 years of experience in professional theater to individuals from all walks of life, enabling breakthroughs in authenticity, personal growth, and creativity. Carol’s clients include professional actors, clergy, attorneys, doctors, artists and educators, anyone for whom presentation, and self-discovery are essential for success.

She is one of fifty teachers in The United States chosen to be included in the book “Acting: A Vital Tradition” by Ronald Rand and is one of four master teachers in New York recommended by “The Actor’s Pocket Guide to NYC.” She studied acting with Joshua Shelley, Robert Lewis, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Michael Moriarty. She has played leading roles in New York, National Touring Companies, and Regional Theaters throughout the country, playing opposite such luminaries as Zero Mostel, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Luther Adler, Theodore Bikel and Robert Guillaume.

Carol’s teaching career began at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City after which she created Carol Fox Prescott: Acting Classes, a studio of her own.

Acting Classes - Breathing, Awareness and Joy

When she isn’t leading retreats and workshops around the world, Carol teaches classes and works privately, in person and on Zoom, with clients in New York, the Mid-Hudson Valley, Los Angeles and around the world. She is the author of “Breathing Awareness and Joy: An Approach to Acting for the 21st Century”, “Some of These Days”, a one-woman show, about vaudeville star Sophie Tucker which was performed both in the United States and Canada, and “In The Voice of Our Mothers,” a 90-minute, five character play taking us deep inside the lives of our biblical matriarchs. She spent two years working with incarcerated men in a program called Exodus at The Shawngunk Correctional Facility, a men’s maximum-security prison in upstate NY. where she introduced the men to her breathing techniques and helped to facilitate their journey in becoming good citizens in or out of prison.


Acting Classes - Breathing, Awareness and Joy

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