top of page

"Is there no play,
To ease the anguish

of a torturing hour?"


Shakespeare Scene Study & Solo Projects

Dates: March 20th-April 20th
Monday - Thursday 6-9 pm
Students select
at least two classes per week
7108 E Lowry Blvd Denver 80230

Performances: June 16th and17th

This class is an advanced acting class, but can also be taken by students earlier in their careers and actor training. John Barton’s Playing Shakespeare is the textbook for this sequence. Rules of scansion, articulated thought, and complex character will be some of the focus of this intensive. All students will work on soliloquies and sonnets initially, before moving into scene study from the Shakespeare canon. There will also be an introduction to the development of solo performance pieces. Students will select one character from Shakespeare, and create a 20-30 minute 1-person performance piece with a minimum of 50% of the text from a Shakespeare play, and the other 50% coming from original writing, novels, poetry, film, and other plays.


These solo pieces will be produced in a full production in the summer of 2023 in the Greek Theatre in Civic Center Park. Anyone taking this class will have an opportunity to submit material for the production in June. 


TUITION:  (10 Classes, minimum 40 Class Hours)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

Devised Work in Process: American Addict

Dates:  April 24th-May 25th 
Monday - Thursday 6-9 pm
Students select at least two classes per week
7108 E Lowry Blvd Denver 80230

Performances: end of May through June 11th

6th Ave United Church and the Denver Fringe Festival 


This class will focus on how to create devised work on stage. Actors, directors, and writers are encouraged to apply for this class. The material to be researched and created will focus on alcoholism and other forms of addiction in contemporary American culture. The Ensemble of artists that come together for this class will research multiple topics related to addiction including medicine, science, psychology, the history of AA and other support groups, and most importantly will conduct interviews with addicts themselves. These interviews will be the primary material used for the script with the working title American Addict. At the end of 5 weeks of research, classes, writing, and rehearsals, actors will perform the material in workshop productions.


Jennifer McCray Rincon, teacher and director of the project, has extensive experience creating, producing, and directing devised work. She was in residence at the DCPA during the world premiere of Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project, and directed one of the first ever productions of the piece. She continued this process in her collaboration with actor Bill Pullman on multiple productions including Expedition 6, The Wild Hunt, and Seeking Charlie Russell.  Visionbox will focus their producing work in 2023 on the development of new intermedia performance work that focuses on the moral and human issues of our time. This continues a tradition that began in our first season with The Othello Project, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello that incorporated contemporary interview with survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Any artist interested in participating in this unique classwork should send a headshot and resume to to set up an interview.


TUITION:  (10 Classes, minimum 40 Class Hours)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

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

bottom of page