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"Is there no play,
To ease the anguish

of a torturing hour?"

2024 SCENE STUDY CLASSES

 

Interested?

Contact 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.

 
 

Shakespeare's Plays

 
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Pictured: Visionbox members
Kian Way and Skye Palmer as Othello and Desdemona in All the World: Outdoor Shakespeare Festival 

Shakespeare's Plays

TUITION

Five Weeks and Performance - $500

Payment plans and limited scholarships available. 

CLASS HAS FINISHED

To avoid processing fees checks are also encouraged.

Actors are encouraged to attend Playwrights and Directors classes for no additional charge

 

Shakespeare's Plays | Jan. 8th - Feb. 8th 2024

Performance February 8th

ALL CLASSES HELD AT: 7108 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

 

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.

All new actors must submit a headshot and resume to info@visionbox.org and will audition with Artistic Director Jennifer McCray Rincón and the Visionbox team.

Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm.

ALL  ACTORS: Monday 6pm-9pm

Group A: Tuesday 6pm-9pm

Group B: Wednesday 6pm-9pm

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Plays of the Last Decade

 
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Pictured: Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath

Contemporary Plays

TUITION

Five Weeks and Performance - $500

Payment plans and limited scholarships available. 

To avoid processing fees checks are also encouraged.

Actors are encouraged to attend Playwrights and Directors classes for no additional charge

 

Contemporary Plays | Feb 12th - March 14th 2024

 

Performance March 14th 

6pm-9pm at the Cactus Club of Denver

 1621 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

ALL CLASSES HELD AT: 7108 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

This class will focus on scene study from plays written in the last decade by American playwrights including but not limited to, Mike Bartlett, Lucas Hnath, Tracy Letts, Gary Owen, Sarah Ruhl, Lynn Nottage, Paula Vogel, and John Patrick Shanley.  These writers’ works are rarely (if ever) performed in Colorado, but they epitomize contemporary American playwriting, often addressing current social issues and also exploring a combination of styles, including realism as well as different approaches to language structure and non-realistic storytelling. The Actors’ 5 Questions will continue to be studied in the context of these important new works and help actors expand their experience and knowledge of current playwriting and production.   

All new actors must submit a headshot and resume to info@visionbox.org and will audition with Artistic Director Jennifer McCray Rincón and the Visionbox team.

Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm.

ALL  ACTORS: Monday 6pm-9pm

Group A: Tuesday 6pm-9pm

Group B: Wednesday 6pm-9pm

 

 

 

 

American/British Comedy

 
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Pictured: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl

American/British Comedy

TUITION

Five Weeks and Performance - $500

Payment plans and limited scholarships available. 

To avoid processing fees checks are also encouraged.

Actors are encouraged to attend Playwrights and Directors classes for no additional charge

 

American/British Comedy | March 18th - April 18th

Performance April 18th 

6pm-9pm at the Champa Studio at the DCPA

1245 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204.

ALL CLASSES HELD AT: 7108 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

 

We will be looking at American and British Playwrights including Tom Stoppard, Martin McDonagh, Caryl Churchill, Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Christopher Durang (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike), Sarah Ruhl (Clean House, & The Melancholy Play), David Mamet, Tony Kushner, Bella and Samuel Spewack (Boy Meets Girl), Harold Pinter, and possibly some work on comedic Shakespearean scenes and monologues. This class will examine the Actors’ 5 Questions in the context of American and British comedies. While classes always focus on character transformation, and the playing of objectives and actions, like Shakespeare class, there will be some in depth examination of more technical skills and text analysis necessary to play comedy at a high level, i.e. comic timing, given circumstances, comedy of character, comic language, comic play structure, irony, and physical comedy.  

All new actors must submit a headshot and resume to info@visionbox.org and will audition with Artistic Director Jennifer McCray Rincón and the Visionbox team.

Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm.

ALL  ACTORS: Monday 6pm-9pm

Group A: Tuesday 6pm-9pm

Group B: Wednesday 6pm-9pm

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Intermedia Performance: Solo Shakespeare Projects

 
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Pictured: Eric Peterson in All the World.

Solo Shakespeare Projects

TUITION

Five Weeks and Performance - $500

Payment plans and limited scholarships available. 

To avoid processing fees checks are also encouraged.

Actors are encouraged to attend Playwrights and Directors classes for no additional charge

 

Solo Shakespeare Projects | April 22nd - May 23rd

Performance May 23rd 

6pm-9pm at the Champa Studio at the DCPA

1245 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204.

ALL CLASSES HELD AT: 7108 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

 

Since our founding, Visionbox Ensemble members have developed Solo Shakespeare Projects that feature the exploration of one character from the Shakespeare canon created by the actors themselves. The only requirement for each piece is that at least 50% must be Shakespearean text. The other 50% can be original writing, material from other playwrights, video, dance, music, etc. Solo Shakespeare Projects were first developed in Colorado by Tony Church at the National Theatre Conservatory at the second year level in the program. Jennifer McCray Rincon helped direct and produce these pieces during her 18 year residency with the NTC. These creative projects have been a core performance element over the past 13 years of Visionbox’s productions. Nine to twelve pieces written and produced in the class will be selected for a performance in the Denver Fringe Festival, June 6th-9th, 2024, directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon, designed by Phillip Baldwin, and with original music by Gio Barabadze.

All new actors must submit a headshot and resume to info@visionbox.org and will audition with Artistic Director Jennifer McCray Rincón and the Visionbox team.

Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm.

ALL  ACTORS: Monday 6pm-9pm

Group A: Tuesday 6pm-9pm

Group B: Wednesday 6pm-9pm

 

 

 

 

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