Jocelyn Kuritsky was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico & raised in La Paz, Bolivia & Atlanta, Georgia. She completed programs at both the O'Neill National Theater Institute & the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and she earned a degree with Great Honor in English Literature from Scripps College. After completing her education, she moved to New York to pursue acting. She has become a favorite among downtown theater stalwarts, & she is known for her work in the avant-garde, cross-disciplinary scene. Papermag calls her an "outstanding actor" & The Village Voice describes her work as "hysterical" & possessed with "splendid creepiness." She often plays odd, fragile, & feral characters, & she is widely appreciated for the large breadth of her range. She has performed in more than 20 NYC theatrical premieres, including plays by Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Sheila Callaghan, Ann Marie Healy, Ariel Stess, Ken Urban, & downtown theater legend, Mac Wellman.
Jocelyn is a founding member & the actor in residence of Woodshed Collective, one of the most respected & critically acclaimed immersive theater companies in New York. She is the creator of The Muse Project, an initiative to highlight some of NYC's most powerful female performers. In partnership with New Georges, and with additional support from The New Group, Muse launched in October 2015. Jocelyn is also the lead coordinator & performer for Stage-to-Film, a new, ongoing video project that puts the stage on screen. Her feature film credits include Peace
After Marriage, with the internationally renowned Hiam Abbass (world premiere 2013 Abu Dhabi International Film Festival), as well as the upcoming Queen of Glory, & The Girl Next Door. She has been nominated for a Princess Grace Foundation Award by both The New Group & New Georges.
In addition to her work as an actor, Jocelyn has worked as an assistant director to Trip Cullman, Kip Fagan, Carl Forsman, Will Frears, Victor Maog, Ian Morgan, John Gould Rubin, & Michael Sexton. She has also worked with Tony-winning composer, Duncan Sheik, on a variety of projects, including Woodshed's The Tenant. When not working as a performer & theater artist, Jocelyn teaches & tutors language and literacy.