Our Vision: To advance the overall level of theatre arts in Colorado.
 
Our Mission: To provide student and professional theatre artists with training rooted in graduate-level curriculum, taught by theatre professionals; and to integrate this training into the development of new intermedia performance work that engages audiences in the social and human issues of our time.

WELCOME

Note From Artistic Director

 

This April will open with an extraordinary short play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by world-renowned John Patrick Shanley (winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, and Academy Awards). Hallie Schwartz and Trevor Lyons will reprise their roles as Roberta and Danny. The training both Hallie and Trevor received as part of the Visionbox Ensemble helped them be admitted to top training programs in New York City where they are both now working actors. We are excited to welcome them home as they open this new project. 

 

Following soon after will feature two one-acts by Tennessee Williams. Both of these short plays are part of Williams’ early work, which later developed into major full-length plays like Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. And finally, will feature two short original works, which we will announce soon under the working title Murmurations. The focus of our producing in 2022-2023 will be the on-going development of new plays. 

 

Lastly, this age of technology has given us extraordinary gifts, but it has also created new challenges. The isolation we experience living on our computer screens and cellphones, compounded by the recent health crisis, the barrage of information that comes at us on a daily basis through the internet has created a new kind of disconnection and alienation, especially in our young people. Live theatre is now more important than ever; not only as a vehicle for social change, but also as a way to connect us to ourselves and to each other.

 

Jennifer McCray Rincon

UP NEXT

Summer Actor Training

Presented by Visionbox

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Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg Scene Study
July 5th - August 11th M-W 6-9pm

(Students select 2 nights per week)
7108 E Lowry Blvd Denver 80230
Tuition: $500

This class is the foundation for all Visionbox training. The Actor’s 5 Questions will be applied to Chekhov’s major plays, as well as Ibsen and Strindberg. Character, objectives, actions, and behavior will be the focus of this advanced acting class.


 

Audition Intensive/Industry Showcase
August 15th - August 26th M-F 6-9pm
Champa Studio - 1245 Champa St. Denver CO
Tuition: $500

This acting intensive will focus on audition technique and audition material. Each actor will work on 2 contemporary, 2 classical monologues, and a song. The focus of the class will be on how to make an audition acting, as opposed to result or performance. At the end of the 2 week sequence, actors will have the
opportunity to show their work to directors, casting directors, and agents from the Denver metro area, including industry professionals from DCPA, Curious Theatre, Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, and Vintage Theatre.

Any interested actors should write to info@visionbox.org for more information and to set up an audition/interview. Limit 16 actors per class. Some financial aid/work study available upon request.

WHAT WE DO

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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 Theatre 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 Building Cultural Partnership Program. 

ABOUT JENNIFER

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 Theatre 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, My Two Sisters, an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, and Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams.

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OUR SPONSORS

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The SCFD allows arts,cultural and scientific organizations to follow their missions. It provides funding to hundreds of organizations every year. Visionbox Studio Theatre is a Tier 3 organization funded in part by SCFD grants.

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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. 

 

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Colorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. We believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy.

We support and encourage the innovators, creators, change-makers and dreamers who improve our quality of life and make Colorado creative. We focus on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities. We believe in bold innovation and the invaluable contributions the arts bring to this beautiful state.


 

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Visionbox Studio Theatre is 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.