Message from Artistic Director - Jennifer McCray Rincon & the Visionbox Actors Studio Team:
Dear friends, colleagues, teachers, and students,
We hope you all are doing as well as possible in these challenging times. We are currently offering many on-line resources and classes, and we will update you when we are able to return to live rehearsals, classes, and performances. In the meantime, we will be performing our Solo Shakespeare Festival at McNichols Civic Center on June 26th in a live broadcast (details coming soon). We continue to plan to run our 2020 Summer Program in Vail as scheduled, while implementing state and city Covid-19 best practices such as facial coverings, 6 feet distancing, and restrictions on numbers of students. Please continue to check our website for weekly updates. To help make up for any cancelled classes, productions, and performances this spring we are pleased to offer:
Online Play Readings - Mondays 5-8pm MT
Online Audition/Monologue Coaching - Saturdays 10am-1pm MT
Online Private Coaching
Any actors, writers, or directors interested in any of our class offerings should send their headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All actors new to the company will schedule an interview with Jennifer McCray Rincon. Any actors signed on for a particular online class must email us for the link and password. Tuition for online classes will be discussed on an individual basis with the Artistic Director.
As we all navigate these uncertain times, please contact us if we can be of service in any way.
WHAT WE DO
We offer 5 week scene study classes for actors of all ages, levels and backgrounds that culminate in a performance. While the focus of the class is on acting technique, each sequence can also be taken as a playwright or director with assignments and work tailored to these disciplines. We also offer ongoing audition classes on Saturday mornings and a Directors Lab on Saturday afternoons.
As an extension of the training program, Visionbox Studio has produced workshops of new performance work by nationally and internationally acclaimed writers, directors, designers and actors. These public performances of new work featuring multi-media design have included The Othello Project by Visionbox, Commedia, a new play by British Actor Daniel Gerroll, The Wild Hunt by Bill Pullman, A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas with Broadway Actor Bill Youmans and most recently a world premiere of Seeking Charlie Russell written and performed by Bill Pullman. Visionbox is a Tier III project of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and part of the McNichols Civic Center Cultural Partnership Program.
Jennifer McCray Rincon
Founding Artistic Director
Jennifer McCray Rincón received her BA in Theatre Studies from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. She was recipient of an NEA Directing Fellowship at Playwright’s Horizons in NYC and a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Bogota, Colombia. After many years in New York, Ms. Rincón came to Denver as the Head of Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory, where she remained from 1991 through 2008. At the DCPA Ms. Rincón taught acting in the 3-year MFA Acting program and directed over 100 productions including Equus, Othello, The Laramie Project, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The 365 Project, Monte Carlo, and Expedition 6 by Bill Pullman. Locally, Ms. Rincon has directed for El Centro Su Teatro, Shadow Theatre, The Historic Old Elitches Theatre, and was Founding Artistic Director of the Lizard Head Theatre Company in Telluride.
Since founding Visionbox Studio in 2010 Jennifer McCray Rincon has taught acting to Denver student and professional actors in five week sequences culminating in performance. She has also developed and directed a number of workshops and productions for Visionbox including: The Wild Hunt by Bill Pullman, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, Lydie Breeze by John Guare, After the Fall by Arthur Miller, 2xTENN by Tennessee Williams, A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas with William Youmans, The Othello Project, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello and My Two Sisters, an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters.
The SCFD allows arts,cultural and scientific organizations to follow their missions. It provides funding to hundreds of organizations every year. Visionbox Studio is a Tier 3 organization funded in part by SCFD grants.
Visionbox is a proud member of the McNichols Civic Center Building Cultural Partner Program. We perform our Visionbox360 Festival of New Works in this extraordinary venue. We will also be developing new classes and projects thanks to this partnership.
Visionbox Studio is 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.