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"If I am not an actor, if I am not a singer, if I don't do what I teach, who am I?" Carol Fox Prescott recalls asking herself two years ago on her way to see a student perform. Though it was not the most comfortable query the veteran acting coach had ever asked herself, it certainly was an exciting one — inspiring her to explore a new relationship between her teaching and performing. "If I wanted to continue to become a better teacher after all these years, it was time to get back on the stage," says the New York-based Prescott, a theatre actor for close to 40 years who transitioned from performing to teaching in the early 1980s. The result was her one-woman show, Some of These Days: A Jewish Woman's Journey Through Chutzpah, Passion and Pastry With Sophie Tucker. Though she performs the show in venues across the country,
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