"Giving voice to characters
that have no other voice
that’s the great worth of what we do"
Jennifer McCray Rincon
Founding Artistic Director, Visionbox Studio Theatre / Co-Artistic Director, Visionbox Vail Summer Theatre Institute
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 performances. 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.
Bill Pullman has film credits that span ninety features with directors including David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Mel Brooks, Roland Emerich, and Nora Efron. His Broadway credits include Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
He has been nominated for four Drama Desk awards for Best Actor. He directed and produced the TNT movie The Virginian (Best Picture/Wrangler Award, 2000). For his role in the current cable series The Sinner he has been nominated for a Critics Circle Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In his community work, he co-founded Hollywood Orchard, a non-profit initiative that, since 2011, has organized neighbors to harvest and share fruit from urban environments. Bill serves on the boards of Alfred University and If Not Us Then Who
Assistant to the Artistic Director
Gabrielle Moore is a recent graduate of The University of Northern Colorado where she got her B.A in Theatre Studies, minored in Film Studies, and earned a certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship. In the past, Gabrielle has acted in stage readings at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and has written a play featured in the Colorado New Play Summit called Divinity of Hell. She recently joined the Visionbox Team in the Fall of 2020 and is so thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of artists.
Assistant to the Artistic Director
Alicia Batterson is a performance artist based in Denver, Colorado. She is excited to join the Visionbox team as an assistant under the Artistic Director, Jennifer McCray Rincon. Alicia was a member of the inaugural BFA Musical Theatre class at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduation, she served as Touring Actor/Director with Missoula Children’s Theatre. Introducing theatre to young people across the United States and Canada. Previous credits also include Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky, Jan in Grease, and Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music. She is very grateful to find a home and community in the mile-high city as of December 2019.
Associate Artistic Director
Tal Arnold is proud to be the Associate Artistic Director of Visionbox. He began his theatrical career here and has since worked in Denver, Chicago and LA as an Actor, Lighting Designer, Director and Instructor. He has performed improv comedy at iO and the Comedy Club in Chicago. Visionbox introduced him to the work and joy of the theatre, and he couldn't be more proud and grateful to be back home.
Trevor Lyons is an American actor and writer from, and currently residing in, Boulder, Colorado. Prior to the pandemic Trevor was based in NYC. Acting credits include The Wild Hunt, written and directed by Bill Pullman, Commedia D'Amore, written and directed by Daniel Gerroll, The Great Gatsby at Cardinal Stage, the film Body Keepers, directed by Shelly Cole, and the film Reality Therapy, written and directed by Robert Fritz.
Trevor is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, and is now an MFA Candidate in screenwriting at UC-Riverside. Trevor holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa University, where he graduated cum laude and where he was also a scholarship athlete on the basketball team; Trevor quit the basketball team his senior year to devote more time to the theater department. Prior to the pandemic Trevor was working in NYC as a certified personal trainer, specializing in corrective exercise and functional mobility. Trevor also trains, and has competed sparingly, in Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts.
David Walker has been a Visionbox Studio Theatre ensemble member since 2016.
David’s acting experience includes roles with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and intensive performance work with Frank Georgianna at Boulder’s Stage Door. He trained in New York with John Costopoulos of the Actor’s Studio, and with acting coach Barbara Spiegel. He earned a BA in Communication cum laude at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
As a financial advisor. David helps clients to achieve long-term financial security, by applying proven retirement strategies, including “The Power of Zero.” Over nearly 10 years, he led major projects for human capital firm DBM, teaming with leaders at INTEL, JPMORGAN CHASE, MICROSOFT and other major corporations. He has 15 years of executive search experience with McAleer Gray, PRIME Consultants, and within Coors Brewing Company (now MolsonCoors). A founder and President of the Denver-Cherry Creek Rotary, he was also the club’s first Foundation President. He has four children, including one of each.
Resident Musician & Composer
El Javi, out of Mexico City, joins the spirit of flamenco with the heart of rock producing the unparalleled experience of Rock Flamenco. Through his distinct sound, he paints an auditory portrait composed of strength and intimacy, reflecting his experiential existence as both human and artist. Collaborations color his compositions as he endlessly evolves his music, warranting his title. The King of Rock Flamenco.
Highlights of his career include Festival of the Arts in Coahuila Mexico, The Jazz and Blues festival in Santa Clarita, CA , the Denver International Festival, The International Music Festival in San Jose del Cabo, Mex, the Salmon Arm Festival in British Columbia, Canada. and opened for today’s biggest voice of flamenco, Diego el Cigala, during his Noche Tacumana world tour in San Miguel de Allende, Mex.
Currently, EL Javi tours North America with his powerful live performances as he promotes the 2nd part of the Gypsy Journey trilogy “El Refugio.”
Head of Scenography & Interactive Media
Phillip Baldwin, MFA Yale, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University. Over 30 years of integrating the arts and design, with technology.
Is a scenographer, designer, author, educator, UX/UI consulting, business person, art and technology installation artist, associate professor of design and digital media, and immersive environment designer. He devotes equal effort to Academic/Professing fields as well as in the for-profit IT research fields. Has current research and authorship in the relationship of space to telematics and telepresence, Virtual reality and 'spaces of shared experience'. He designed for Film, the stage, Modern Dance, Events, and public projection mapping commissions. Recipient of four international awards in Design including the Rome Prize, Japan foundation prize, Korea foundation award, and Korean industrial development in STEAM and the creative tech curriculum Co-Pi of 700k from the Korean Minister of Culture.
Head of Voice & Speech
GARY LOGAN, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Speech and Dialects (Tenured)
Gary Logan is the Associate Professor of Speech and Dialects at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, and was formerly the director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's MFA program, the Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he also taught Ear-Training and Acting: Shakespeare. He is the author of the highly acclaimed The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works, with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue (University of Chicago Press), and is the recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. He has worked as a voice, text, and dialect coach on over 140 professional productions, with companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, the Denver Center, the Kennedy Center, Chautauqua Theatre, and many more. Clients to whom he has taught dialects include Tyne Daly, Scott Bakula, Christine Lahti, and Brian Bedford. Frequently invited to be a Visiting Guest Artist to share his expertise in Phonetics, Shakespeare's Language, and Dialects, he has taught at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland, the Stratford Festival of Canada, Dartmouth College, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company Conservatory, just to name a few. He has held permanent and adjunct positions at the Academy for Classical Acting, The George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the National Theatre Conservatory (where he was mentored by Tony Church, founding member of the RSC), the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has directed over 40 plays, for both professional theatres and for MFA programs, and has acted in scores of plays at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, the Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, the Denver Center Theatre, Denver, and many others. He was on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Voice and Speech, and has been a senior faculty member of Canada's annual National Voice Intensive for more than twenty years. Working closely with directors such as Michael Kahn, Sir Peter Hall, John Barton, Maria Aitken, Stephen Wadsworth, Vivienne Benesch, David Muse, Robert Richmond, Nagle Jackson, Israel Hicks, Ethan McSweeny, and Laird Williamson, he has become a trusted colleague and practitioner of dialects, phonetics, rhetoric, voice, and acting. He holds an MFA from ACT, where his teachers included Bill Ball, Edith Skinner, Yat Malmgren, Allen Fletcher, and Catherine Fitzmaurice. He has been in or produced over 800 voice-overs and continues to enjoy studio work. Recently, his poetry was published in Poets Are Present, an anthology.
Head of Ensemble
Dwayne Carrington is a proud Founding Member of Visionbox and is honored to serve as Lead Actor to the Ensemble. He performed the title role in the Visionbox Ensemble presentation of The Othello Project. Dwayne also serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on staff and actively participates in classes and workshops. Dwayne is a graduate of Weber State University (Ogden, Utah) with a BA in Theater and English (double major). He later studied at Denver University where he earned an MA in Public Communications. Dwayne is currently active in the Denver Theater community. He performed in Gospel At Colonus presented by The Source Theater and produced by Su Teatro Theater Company. He was a Founding Ensemble Member of Shadow Theatre Company. Other companies include: Denver Center Theater, Arvada Center Theater, Aurora Fox Theater and Boulders Dinner Theater.