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Jocelyn Prince

Theater and Performance Artist. Community Organizer and Activist. Journalist and Poet.

Jocelyn Prince (JP): 'joss-uh-lin

Portfolio

STUFF HAPPENING NOW

SELECTED PAST WORK

2008 Obama for America/Campaign for Change
Field Organizer

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

HowlRound
10/23/13
"Connectivity in Action" by Jocelyn Prince

Woolly's innovative Connectivity Department was developed and established four years ago in order to activate the civic dialogue that lies at the heart of Wooly's mission statement. It is my job to anchor Woolly in the community as a place to explore ideas relevant to our lives, thus providing pathways for civic engagement.

African American Review, Spring-Summer 2012
03/01/12
"Adapting the Bluest Eye for the Stage" by Dr. Harvey Young and Jocelyn Prince

Lydia Diamond's theatrical adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye, opens with Pecola Breedlove, the story's eleven-year-old protagonist, standing at center stage. She holds a book and reads aloud from a "Dick and Jane"-style early childhood reader: "Here is the house. It is green and white. It has a red door.

TimeOut New York
03/15/2010
"Kia Corthron on the politics of H2O" by Jocelyn Prince

"America is not saving me, I am here to save America," says Abebe, an Ethiopian student preacher turned ecologist who's the protagonist of Kia Corthron's new play, A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, currently at Playwrights Horizons.

Court Theatre
09/14/06
"Raisin" Study Guide

"Raisin" Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg Based on Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” Court Theatre Directed by Charles Newell Production Dramaturg: Jocelyn Prince

The Chicago Reporter
04/01/03
"New Theater Opening to Mixed Reviews" by Jocelyn Prince

Someone viewing a production of "Love's Labor's Lost" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater or "The Beard of Avon" at The Goodman Theatre this past season would most likely have joined an audience of mostly white theatergoers. An attendee at "Cut Flowers" at the South Side's Chicago Theatre Company would enjoy the show alongside mostly black patrons.

SELECTED PRESS MENTIONS AND INTERVIEWS

The Arts Paper
05/11/2018
Arts at Work III: Jocelyn Prince

" I started off in theater as a lot of people do, as an actor. I went to undergrad initially on an acting scholarship. And then I realized that I was the type of actor who was always in my head, always thinking and focusing on the background story of the character.

Howlround
10/11/2012
Podcast Interview
Northwestern University School of Communication
01/10/2011
Profile

SELECTED THEATER AND PERFORMANCE CREDITS

The Chopin Theater, Chicago
07/07/2009
POET/PERFORMER: The Encyclopedia Show
The Movement Theatre Company, New York City
DIRECTOR: Go Green Festival
Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC
04/05/2013
POET/PERFORMER: The Encyclopedia Show DC
Atheneaum Theatre, Chicago
ACTOR: The Mill Theater Company
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