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Jocelyn Kuritsky, Resident Actor

Founding Collective Member*

Jocelyn is a New York (sometimes DC) based actor, theater practitioner, and filmmaker.

Onstage, Jocelyn mostly works on new plays and new theatrical forms. As the resident performer of Woodshed Collective, she has acted in and/or co-conceived several productions including 12 Ophelias, The Confidence Man, The Tenant, Empire Travel Agency, Does It Hurt?, and KPop. Jocelyn has also appeared in a wide array of NYC productions, including premieres by The Assembly Theatre Project, Rachel Bonds, Sheila Callaghan, Kim Davies, Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Ken Urban, and avant-garde theater legend, Mac Wellman. Regionally, she has performed at Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, and Theater Alliance. Her film work includes Neil LaBute’s Over The River and Through The Woods, directed by Leigh Silverman; Chisa Hutchinson's Domesticity, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (2017 Underwire Film Festival Official Selection, 2017 Awards Official Selection - Best Micro Drama); Nana Mensah’s Queen of Glory; Ghazi Albuliwi’s Peace After Marriage (Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival Audience Award), and more. Papermag calls her an "outstanding actor."

Jocelyn is the creator of The Muse Project, a new initiative that moves women actors to the center by charging them to identify and generate the roles they want to play. She is also the founder of Staging Film, an ongoing, experimental series where theater makers explore new ways to tell stories with film. Jocelyn is a New Group artist, and she is affiliated with a variety of Off and Off-Off Broadway theater companies. She is a graduate of Scripps College (The Women's College - Claremont), and she has received additional training from the O'Neill National Theater Institute, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The Flea Theater. She has been thrice nominated for a Princess Grace Award. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and UFT.