"A Lie of the Mind"
"A miracle of physical and emotional exploration."
- George Hunka,
The New York Times
"Over my many years of teaching, I have had the good fortune of seeing the great scenes of theater performed by a number of talented actors. On more than one occassion, I have found myself uniquely inspired by Curtis' work. He's intense, he is surpising, and he is entertaining. He definitely belongs in the acting profession."
- Wynn Handman
"The Wind in the Willows"
"Curt Nielsen's performance as Toad is the
shining centerpiece of the production"
- By Edward Boroughs,
THE PATENT TRADER
"A Lie of the Mind"
"Rugged and sensitive, powerful and weak, Nielsen does
not shy away from any of this complex character's levels.
He is an actor to watch, and perfect for a Shepard play."
- By Michael Lazan,
Curtis Nielsen has 18 years of Jungian dreamwork and understanding, interpreting over 12,000 dreams. Based upon the pioneer work of Dr. Carl Jung, his training includes analysis with four leading Jungians, including three years individual and group with Dr. E. Christopher Whitmont, co-founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. He has also studied with Dr. Walter Odynick, Dr. David Bennett, and Dr. Roger Woolger, in past life regression. Since 2000, he has been a member of a Jungian Men's Group, specializing in men's unconscious connection with their father's shadow and their freedom to become their own creative Self. He is a member of Jessica Dibb's Inspiration Breathwork Community and was honored to serve as a community liaison advisor to the board of the Northern Westchester Women's Shelter.
In his parallel career as an actor, Curtis is a member in good standing of all Actor Unions; studied with Per Brahe, Harold Guskin and Alec Baldwin; completed three-year's improv comedy with Second City's Tom Soter, two-year Meisner program at William Esper Studio and three-year's of post-grad study with Mr. Wynn Handman. He was honored to receive an audition for American Place Theatre's "Literature To Life" program and toured nationally in their one-man production of bestseller "Three Cups of Tea", adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. The tour ran three years with 91 performances to capacity audiences of some 40,000. Curtis has received reviews in Backstage and NY Times for his work as "Jake" in MCTC's "A Lie of the Mind". And he was most honored to serve 12 years as president of the Chappaqua Drama Group, during their restructuring to continue good works as one of the oldest, active community theatres in New York.