WHAT ARTISTS ARE SAYING...
"Jocelyn's offbeat persona & striking directness (it can read as innocence...or mystery) seem made for the 'downtown' aesthetic I've happily seen emerge. It's long been clear to me that this new aesthetic would require-& hopefully create-a pool of actors of tremendous specificity, actors who've grown up & into it's demands. They'd be adventurous & flexible in unconventional storytelling & theatrical contexts. They'd develop an intrinsic understanding of unusual approaches to language, and be able to play emotional fullness within rhythmic or proscribed speech. They'd be pro-active in bringing inquiry to developing this work, as close partners with their frequent collaborators. Jocelyn has emerged as one of these actors; that she's found her way to the center of a brave new theater is ample demonstration of her future promise."
"Jocelyn is like the love child of Willem Dafoe & Audrey Hepburn...she's got the dark, rangy intelligence of Dafoe, but the grace & poise of Hepburn. Wicked cocktail!"
"A Jean Seberg for the Williamsburg set, this pixie is transfixing. More bobcat than tomboy, she packs a potent punch. If you tinker with this belle, she'll have you eating her fairy dust! JK is a clever & brave actress, a crafty producer, a delicious collaborator, & a creative beehive of activity. She brings the honey-& the sting."
"So Leslie Caron. Gorgeous, a face not just of beauty, but character and warmth."
"One of the queens of the downtown irregulars."
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING...
"The play accomplishes something so powerful and so nuanced, I hadn't realized it would be possible on the stage ... and it really could only be possible as a woman-driven story. Kuritsky expands and explodes ideas of victim-hood. The subject matter and the character of Erika are both minefields, and Kuritsky dances around the bombs with astonishing skill."
-Claire Gordon, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE.
- Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival Audience Award, Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award
THAT POOR DREAM
- New York Times Critics' Pick
3 2's; OR, AFAR
CRAWL, FADE TO WHITE
- New York Magazine Approval Matrix: Highbrow
"[Jocelyn Kuritsky is] a fragile geek of a college girl, April, sputtering her way into a fit of trembling so intense that she seems capable of splitting her own atoms. ...Director Paul Willis...gets superlative performances from his cast."
HAVE YOU SEEN STEVE STEVEN?
"The non-English speaking foreign exchange student is an old trope by now, but as played by ghoulish and stick figured Jocelyn Kuritsky, this character's foreignness becomes as frightening as it is hilarious."
MICHAEL & EDIE
- New York Times Critics' Pick
"Some supporting actors give excellent performances. Jocelyn Kuritsky, who plays Michael's little sister, Sarah, a depressed, anxious teen, is nasal and angular, both comedic and tragic in her adolescent pain."
"Jocelyn's a core member of Woodshed Collective and ALSO plays a mean Crippled Girl. She’s odd and devastating. I found myself in a back courtyard watching her do the weirdest, saddest ‘exotic dance' you ever did see, for coins, after she and her mother get kicked out of their tiny apartment. I sat there thinking – one day, in theory, these days – watching a crippled girl dance exotically on a weird back porch on 86th and Amsterdam – will be the Golden Years."
-Bekah Brunstetter, I Care Deeply Blog
SMOKE & MIRRORS
"Since this is the venerable Flea and the actors are the Bats (the resident company of young up-and-coming actors) the acting is the best part of the show. Bats Jason Dirden, Ben Horner, Parrish Hurley, Susan Hyon, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Aurelia Lavizzo, and Stas May display a great sense of ensemble acting and comedic timing."
-A CurtainUp Review
FATHER OF LIES
"Jocelyn Kuritsky's confession, which begins, 'I used to, um, fart...a lot...when I encountered a man I liked,' is hysterical."
-The Village Voice
THE LUCK OF THE IBIS
"Jocelyn Kuritsky's Mina, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, totally won over my own tarnished heart."
"Davies’s arresting examination of campus rape culture as reported by the media comes to the June Havoc Theatre, where, through the joint forces of The Muse Project and Abingdon Theatre Company, director Tony Speciale steers a superb cast into a moral danger zone where factual truth and emotional truth don’t quite square...”
EMPIRE TRAVEL AGENCY
"Woodshed Collective, the exceptional theater company that created the piece, has made it their mission to upend the conventional notion of theater, obliterating the boundaries between spectator and performer, and turning public spaces into intimate vortexes of wonder."
THAT POOR DREAM
THE CONFIDENCE MAN
FEATURES & INTERVIEWS.
JOCELYN CO-AUTHORED & PLAYED ESTELLA IN THE ASSEMBLY'S THAT POOR DREAM, DETAILED IN THIS LONG FORM ARTICLE ABOUT THE COMPANY.
JOCELYN PLAYED CELESTE & THE DOCTOR IN KEN URBAN'S NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE AWAKE, DETAILED HERE IN THIS LONG FORM ARTICLE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION.
Brian Long Artist Management
Capital Talent Agency
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