My name is Kelsey Longwill, I’m from a small town in Southern California, and i’m a Sophomore at SUNY Purchase College, in the BFA Acting Conservatory. A few of my past productions have included And Then There Were None (Vera), The Dream of the Burning Boy (Rachel), and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Kate).
But most recently, I play Older Jeannie in the first (ever!) production of Roe Vs. Wade.
Upon being cast as Jeannie, I was initially intimidated by her older age, her complex character arc, and our differences in political and religious beliefs. However, I really wanted to play Jeannie’s character honestly, openly, and free of any judgements. So I had to dig past any/ all of our differing beliefs and follow Jeannie in her journey, and have compassion for her along the way. I believe that everyone’s story deserves to be heard, even if our beliefs are different. Discovering the mind of a woman who is struggling, broken, and lacking love and companionship was something that I feel has really helped me grow, and taught me a lot that I will carry with me. Roe V Wade has also greatly contributed to my growth as an actor, and I’m excited to see where my journey will take me.
A huge thank you to my incredibly supportive family, and my marvellous company members. You all have so much of my heart.
Follow the handle @kelseylongwill on instagram or download my resume to follow me on my journey!