Jocelyn A. Brown

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Artist Profile

Jocelyn A. Brown has been a resident artist since 2001 and has been serving as the Associate Artistic Director since 2011. Chance highlights include directing The Big Meal, spearheading and directing various new works through Chance’s On The Radar series for four years, writing and performing in A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone (Best Special Event, Best of OC Theater 2014 by Examiner.com), portraying Reggie Fluty and Dave O’Malley in The Laramie Project and Ten Years Later (Ovation Recommended), directing Evita (Chancie Award for Best Production), portraying Blitzen in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, the Witch in Into the Woods (Back Stage Critic’s Pick, Chancie Award for Best Actress), Cathy in The Last 5 Years (Back Stage Honorable Mention for Actor), directing Never In My Lifetime (Back Stage Critic’s Pick), portraying Nancy in Closer Than Ever (L.A. Times Critic’s Choice), Ann in Goodnight Children Everywhere (OC Weekly Award for Best Acting), directing The Cherry Orchard (OC Weekly nomination for Best Direction), and receiving the Outstanding Individual Artist nomination in 2003 by Arts Orange County. Outside of the Chance, Jocelyn teaches at Laguna Hills High School where she was an honoree for the California League of High Schools “Teacher of the Year” in 2012 for Orange County and served as the band leader and lead singer for Celtic folk band Craic in the Stone. Jocelyn double majored in Theatre and Biology at the University of California San Diego, studied theater abroad at the University of East Anglia in England, and earned a Masters in Education from Vanguard University.

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
in a word September 2017 Director
The Big Meal April 2016 Director
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (2015) December 2015 Blitzen
A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone December 2014 Book
The Laramie Project & Ten Years Later April 2013 Leigh Fondakowski
Evita August 2008 Director