Jocelyn Prince

Artistic Coordinator and Lecturer in Theater Management

Jocelyn Prince is the Artistic Coordinator at Yale Repertory Theatre and a Lecturer in Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama.  She previously served as Site Coordinator for Almira PreK-8 Academy at Cleveland Play House, Connectivity Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and the Artistic Associate at The Public Theater in NYC. She is a Co-Founding Artistic Director of The New Black Fest in NYC. Selected Production Dramaturgy credits include Invisible Man, The First Breeze of Summer, and Raisin (Court Theatre); A Raisin in The Sun (Juilliard School of Drama); Harriet Jacobs and Intimate Apparel (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Black Diamond (Lookingglass Theatre Company); The MLK Project (Writers Theatre). Jocelyn has directed new work for the Playwrights Gym at Dobama Theatre, the Cleveland Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Local 4181, The Dark Room at Cleveland Public Theater, the Go Green Festival at The Movement Theatre Company in NYC, the Around the Coyote Festival in Chicago, and Snapshots 10-Minute Play Festival at 20% Theatre Company Chicago. Jocelyn’s social justice and political work includes staff positions with the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Obama for America and Hillary for America with the Ohio Democratic Party, and volunteer work with the Washington Peace Center. Jocelyn has read and evaluated scripts for The Kilroys List, the Emerging Writers Group, The Ohio University Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival, and The PlayPenn conference.  Her performance poetry has been featured by The Encyclopedia Show Chicago, The Encyclopedia Show DC, and La Ti Do.  Jocelyn holds a B.A. in Journalism from Bradley University and a M.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. She has written for TimeOut Chicago, TimeOut New York, The Chicago Reporter, Nonprofit Quarterly and the African American Review.  Jocelyn leads the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) EDI Initiative Survey and Reporting Recruitment Subcommittee and is a Theater Management Track Facilitator for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Jocelyn is an associate member of Beehive Dramaturgy Studio in NYC and a member of the Board of Directors of Collective Consciousness Theatre (CCT), a New Haven based multicultural theatre company dedicated to creating new American works that inspire social change. Jocelyn is a proud native of the South Side of Chicago and an alumnus of the legendary Bradley University Speech Team.