Cast Spotlight: Jocelyn Wolff
Jocelyn lives in Brighton with her 3 amazing...ly challenging but wonderful children – Sydney (9), Talia (7), and Jonah (4). She grew up in Manlius, NY, and after undergraduate work at Binghamton and law school in Buffalo, she settled in Rochester 14 years ago. She has learned to love (or happily tolerate) the winter by spending much of it outdoors playing paddle tennis, and she enjoys most other forms of athletics and fitness as well. Jocelyn is quick to declare she “isn’t a writer” (ha!) yet she has consistently found her way to a blank page. She finds the logic and process of placing ideas and words together to convey a story remarkably satisfying.
What brought you to LTYM?
Signing up to audition for LTYM provided the motivation to refine my words and an opportunity to voice my story. What I love about the show is it gives us a chance to see humanity in so many forms – the challenges, the celebrations, the humor, and the frustrations. Motherhood, however it has touched us, provides the common thread, yet the stories become this amazingly diversified patchwork of authenticity of experience through prose. I am beyond thrilled to be part of this show!
What piece of writing has moved or inspired you?
This quote by Anais Nin – “And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” I have this on a piece of artwork and it embodies so much of my story, hopefully others as well. Taking chances in life to find happiness – to find what moves us and inspires us and makes us want to be better humans, to not remain stagnant and complacent – is hard. But facing our fear and reluctance to do so is how we grow and how we forge our path to self-acceptance and true happiness.