"Is there no play,
To ease the anguish

of a torturing hour?"

2020 SCENE STUDY CLASSES

Contemporary Scene Study

Plays of the last Decade

Dates: August 25th -September 24th
Mondays- Wednesday 6-9pm

(Note: Each actor commits to two of these three evenings, open rehearsal Zoom performance Monday September 28th 7-9pm. AUDIENCE - Please email is at info@visionbox.org for login information)

This class will explore in depth the most important plays and playwrights of the last 10 years. Senes will be selected from texts written by Lynn Nottage, Lucas Hnath, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Annie Baker, Tracy Letts, Suzan Lori Parks, Stephen Karam and more. As always the Actors 'Five Questions will be studied in the context of these great contemporary works and each actor will work on at least two scenes in depth with a partner.
In this complex time Visionbox also is studying not only technique, but also how contemporary writing reflects our contemporary concerns and society as a whole.

 

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400

AMERICAN FAT is a devised piece by Visionbox directed by Jennifer Rincon.


Actors in this sequence will have the opportunity to create a completely original work that will be performed in Spring of 2021. The subject is Americans' obsession with weightloss and physical beauty. Actors, writers and directors are encouraged to take this class. Visionbox, now in its 10th Season, began the company with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, that focused on PTSD and Domestic Violence in the military. This new project "American Fat'' will emulate creative process now called "devised work"  begun by companies like Tectonic Theatre Project led by Moises Kaufman, who created The Laramie Project first produced at the DCPA. We are very excited to work on a completely original piece as we continue to navigate and use online modalities in the most creative way possible.
 

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400

The American Fat Project

Dates: September 29th - October 29th
Mondays- Wednesday 6-9pm

(Note: Each actor commits to two of these three evenings, open rehearsal Zoom performance Thursday Oct 29 6-9pm)

Shakespeare Scene Study

Solo projects

Dates: November 3rd - December 3rd
Mondays- Wednesday 6-9pm

(Note: Each actor commits to two of these three evenings, open rehearsal Zoom performance Thursday December 3rd 6pm.)

Contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare plays and characters has been part of Visionbox classes and performances since our founding.

 

Actors each select one character from the Shakespeare canon as the basis for a solo performance piece.

 

Each actor will write, direct, and act in their own scripts that explore the relationship between Shakespeare’s extraordinary writing and our own time.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400