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Welcome to Child’s Play NY
The strength of our teachers is the strength of Child’s Play NY. These are truly working actors with a deep commitment to working with young people. They are passionate, intelligent, goofy, creative and compassionate. You can feel great about entrusting a part of your child’s artistic education to them.
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Jocelyn Greene is the proud Founder and Executive Director of Child’s Play NY. She has been teaching and directing since 1998. Before founding Child’s Play NY, she taught at Oddfellows Playhouse in Connecticut, Will Power to Youth in Los Angeles and Epic Theater Ensemble in New York. Jocelyn is a member of Actors Equity Association and has performed at The Public Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and New York Theatre Workshop among others. She is a member of Actor’s Equity and holds an MFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in English and Spanish Literature from Wesleyan University. With Child’s Play NY she has taught in scores of top-tier New York schools (i.e. Packer Collegiate Institute, Berkeley Carroll School, Avenues the World School) spearheading their after-school and summer arts programing. She has designed residencies for schools from South Brooklyn to the Hudson River Valley. She loves directing Shakespeare with teens and re-inventing fairtales with 4-year-olds. With Child’s Play in Action she turns her curriculum into video-tutorials for parents and educators. Check out a Q + A with her here. Listen to her interview on Women Killing It Here.