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Paula's students for the class of 2020 had a 100% acceptance rate into their colleges! Click here to learn more about her coaching services for actors of all ages and levels.
"Paula is a great teacher, and brings young actors to life by challenging them to match her enthusiasm as equals on the stage. They simply can't resist her sense of humor."
-Paddy Swanson, Artistic Director, Revels
"Paula Plum is a wonderful actor, and a professional, inspiring, comforting and savvy audition coach."
-Jayne Anne Phillips, Novelist
"Paula Plum was an outstanding drama coach for my daughter, Micaela. Together they identified the type of monologues that would be necessary to prepare for University auditions and then, Paula selected specific pieces that most clearly showcased my daughter's talents. Paula's coaching was positive and professional."
-Hildy Grossman, Cabaret Performer
“Paula is an absolute gem!! We have worked together for many years and she has helped me to grow immensely as an actor. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about her craft and a brilliant actress, she is also joy to work with and our sessions are always filled with much laughter. She is gracious with her time and energy, and treats all her students with the utmost respect and kindness. And finally, Paula has given me the courage to break outside of my comfort zone and take risks, for which I am eternally grateful. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
-Catherine Lee Christie
"Paula Plum is an amazing acting coach. She brings all of her passion, extensive technique, broad experience, and joy for acting into each session, whether it's for the preparation of a specific audition, the expansion of my repertoire, or scene work with other actors in her studio. I have found that her enthusiasm for my continued progress in the art of acting is also matched by her invaluable advice and efforts regarding the progress of my acting career. I have and continue to recommend Paula most highly for anyone who is serious about acting."
"Each and every lesson is a Master Class. Every moment is rich with learning, insight, revelation and discovery. Studying with an actor of this caliber is an opportunity that should not be missed. New actors, the most seasoned actors - any actor would benefit from studying with this acclaimed actress and extraordinary human being. Finding Paula was a seminal moment in my daughter's acting career. Since studying with her, my daughter has had a major role at the American Repertory Theatre, and been accepted into acting programs at RADA and the National Theatre of Ireland. These opportunities were only possible because of Paula's tutelage and mentorship. She is a living legend with endless humility and grace. Don't walk, run at the opportunity to study with Paula."
"Preparing my college audition pieces with Paula was probably the best choice I could have made. She was able to bring out in me what no other teachers have been able to before. I had never truly worked on Shakespearean monologues before and she was incredibly helpful in getting me to break down the verse and convey the truth of the moment. I honestly cannot recommend Paula enough to anyone who is looking to improve their acting."
-Abby Spare, Freshman at Princeton University
"Paula Plum is a superb coach and teacher. With her I have learned techniques that have helped me to listen, to respond and to be present, all of which have hugely enhanced my ability to be truthful and authentic. She's fun, full of grace, sensitive and she can be tough as hell! I can’t recommend her highly enough."
-Arthur Waldstein, CEO of Boston Law Firm
"The only reason I don't sing Paula's praises from ever rooftop in Boston is because I want to keep her all for myself! Her huge knowledge of all things theatre is dwarfed only by her huge heart-a heart filled with love, support and compassion for each and every one of her students."
"Paula is a comforting, but rigorous teacher. She is so filled with love for the stage and for actors that you feel a warmth when working with her. You feel you are with a friend - one who loves you enough to call you out when you forget and fall back a bit. New to acting or an old pro, Paula finds the right level to assist you to hone your craft. Her prices are well within the norm for personal coaching. I don’t think you can do better."
-Chuck Schwager, Actor + President/CEO of Polaris Healthcare Services
"I got into Brown! I can't believe it! I certainly wouldn't be where I am without Paula Plum! Thank you so much for everything."
"I got accepted into NYU! I'm so excited that I can't even believe it. I'm so forever grateful for all the help that Paula gave me. I seriously think I owe it all to Paula Plum! She is the best... such an amazing teacher!"
-Gus Laughlin, Freshman at NYU Tisch School of the Arts