Prema grew up in an artistic and theatrical family in New York City. Some of her earliest memories are of taking classes at the Museum of Modern Art, the American School of Ballet, and the King-Coit School of Visual and Performing Arts. She lived and breathed the theater.
Later, Prema apprenticed in summer in summer stock theaters while attending St. Mary’s School boarding school during the winters, where her spiritual fire was lit. She was accepted into the American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut and the Berkshire Playhouse in Massachusetts.
After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Art, Prema became a member of The National Repertory Theater, playing on Broadway, following a national tour, Prema performed in several Broadway productions, regional theaters, television, and film. She was also a company member of the National Theater of Canada in Stratford, Ontario.
Prema’s spiritual life was transformed in 1970 through a Near Death Experience. A transmission of what has evolved into an animated musical screenplay poured forth to Prema and husband, Hugh Rose. It became the catalyst for their move to Ibiza, Spain where they opened an art gallery. Subsequently, they found the Fourth Way Gurdjieff school in England. A year later, they traveled to Auroville, India, where the first of her four children, Suryananda, was born. After her daughter’s birth she had the calling to become a midwife. When they returned to the United States, Prema practiced midwifery for twenty-five years. It was then time to return to the production of the movie, The MicroCosmic Cartoon Show.
Prema has completed a synopsis teaser animatic, a live action scene, and a demo CD of several of the many songs for The Microcosmic Cartoon Show.
The screenplay and music have won eight awards at international film festivals and screenwriting competitions. Faith in Film says The MicroCosmic Cartoon Show is “Fantastic…Absolutely brilliant”.