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"Is there no play,
To ease the anguish

of a torturing hour?"


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.

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

Summer Training Intensives For Actors and Directors

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Pictured: Visionbox Ensemble members Hallie Schwartz and Trevor Lyons in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley.


June 19th - June 30th, 2023 | Monday - Friday | 6pm-9pm


This class will focus on the work of Anton Chekhov and Tennessee Williams and the study of the Actors Five Questions, the Visionbox technique based on the work of Earle Gister (Yale School of Drama 1980-1999). Each Actor will work on two scenes, one from Chekhov and one from Tennessee Williams to be performed for a general audience and industry professionals at the end of two weeks study. This class is appropriate for actors new to Visionbox or returning actors.

SESSION TWO - Shakespeare 

July 10th - July 21st | Monday - Friday | 6pm-9pm 


John Barton's Playing Shakespeare is the textbook for this intensive. Each actor will work on at least one soliloquy and one scene, applying the rules of scansion, articulated thought, character development and acting poetry to Shakespeare's greatest plays. The intensive will culminate in a performance for a general audience and industry professionals. This is an advanced acting sequence and will help actors in all styles of work.


SESSION THREE - Audition Acting

July 24th - August 4th | Monday - Friday | 6pm-9pm 


This two week intensive will focus on how to make auditions acting as opposed to performance or result oriented acting. Actors will learn to apply the Actors Five Questions to their audition material including two contemporary monologues and two Shakespeare monologues. This intensive will support actors at all phases of their educational and professional development and will culminate in a showcase for a general audience and industry professionals.


TUITION:  (One Session: Two Weeks)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

Registration information is pending. If you are interested in joining a summer intensive please email us at to set up an interview/audition.

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