Monday, December 1, 2014
Spotlight On...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.