Monday, December 1, 2014

Spotlight On...Kelsey Kurz

Name: Kelsey Kurz

Hometown: Roselle Park, NJ

Education: Juilliard BFA Acting

Favorite Credits: Merchant of Venice (NYSF), Sons of the Prophet (Huntington), Rocky Horror (The Old Globe)

Why theater?: Because stories connect us.

Tell us about What We Know: An American Retelling of Chekhov’s Three Sisters?: What We Know is a glimpse at the different and often bittersweet struggles for identity in a world flooded with information and distraction.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: All stories interest me. The expanse of experience, imagination and expression has always been exciting to me. I tend to like theater that follows along the lines of Charlie Chaplin: make 'em laugh, then smack 'em with some truth.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?:
 I love working with people who have a good story and the fire to tell it well.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Josh Hutcherson and it would be called "Verisimilitude".

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I’ve recommended anything by Lesser America, and anything by the Fault Line Theatre .

What’s the most played son on your iTunes?: 
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: 
Peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches

If you weren’t working in theater, you’d be___________?:
 A farmer hermit woodman with a guitar

What’s up next?:
 I’ll be teaching yoga and auditioning for the foreseeable future.