To advance the overall level of theatre arts in Colorado.
To provide student and professional theatre artists with training rooted in graduate-level curriculum, taught by theatre professionals; and to integrate this training into the development of new intermedia performance work that engages audiences in the social and human issues of our time.
A NOTE FROM OUR
as we finish
SEASON 12 and plan for SEASON 13
I have been thinking a lot about why theatre matters to me personally
and why I think it should still matter to anyone now.
THERE is a kind of disconnection and loneliness in our culture today that seems to have gotten worse since COVID. Even as we have gone back to in-person work, school, and rehearsals something feels different. And I see in the many highschool and college age students I work with an ongoing struggle with anxiety and fear. I am convinced that so much of this has to do with the messaging of the internet and the constant texting, instead of talking, on our cellphones. Technology has given us many gifts but it has also separated us from each other and ourselves.
THEATRE DOES THE OPPOSITE; it connects us to each other and to ourselves. We go into a darkened theatre and sit next to people we have never met before and we experience a live communal event together in the same room. We enter the world of the play and are taken somewhere out of our everyday lives. And it is through the deeply personal stories of great playwrights performed by great actors that we connect to the universal truths of our humanity. This connection is the great power of theatre and helps all of us find necessary healing and hope.
PLEASE support the actors and artists of Visionbox as they study advanced technique in order to improve their work and in turn raise the overall level of the theatre in our community. The ultimate goal of our training continues to be the creation of original performance work that focuses on the human and social issues of our time.
- JENNIFER MCCRAY RINCÓN Founding Artistic Director
Jennifer McCray Rincón
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
BA in Theatre Studies from Yale University
MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama
NEA Directing Fellowship at Playwright’s Horizons in NYC
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Bogota, Colombia
Head of Acting at the National Theatre
Conservatory, from 1991 - 2008
productions and workshops under consideration for season 13
Seeking Charlie Russell by Bill Pullman - A solo-performance piece exploring the life and times of the important Western artist Charlie Russell and the role of an artist in society today.
A Queer Collection: 3 Gay Plays directed by Alexander Watson - Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, Daybreak by Bobby Cronin, and Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story by Stephen Dolginoff.
American Addict by Jennifer McCray Rincón - A devised piece based on interviews with addicts in recovery.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht - Brecht’s great political satire tracing Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s. Hitler is portrayed as a grocery clerk in Prohibition-era Chicago and is based on gangster movies of the 1930s.
The Othello Project - The founding production of Visionbox Studio, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, that intercuts Shakespeare’s text with contemporary interviews and material on domestic violence.
All The World: Festival of Solo Shakespeare Performances.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas with Broadway tenor William Youmans.
Visionbox's Season 13
Monday August 28th
Tuesday August 29th
Address: 7108 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
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UPCOMING SCENE STUDY CLASSES
VISIONBOX STUDIO THEATRE
theatre arts classes in Colorado.
We offer 5 week scene study classes for actors of all ages, levels and backgrounds that culminate in a performance. While the focus of the class is on acting technique, each sequence can also be taken as a playwright or director with assignments and work tailored to these disciplines. We also offer ongoing audition classes on Saturday mornings and a Directors Lab on Saturday afternoons.
As an extension of the training program, Visionbox Studio Theatre has produced workshops of new performance work by nationally and internationally acclaimed writers, directors, designers and actors. These public performances of new work featuring multi-media design have included The Othello Project by Visionbox, Commedia, a new play by British Actor Daniel Gerroll, The Wild Hunt by Bill Pullman, A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas with Broadway Actor Bill Youmans and most recently a world premiere of Seeking Charlie Russell written and performed by Bill Pullman. Visionbox is a Tier III project of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and part of the McNichols Civic Center Building Cultural Partnership Program.
Jennifer McCray Rincón
Founding Artistic Director
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. Rincón 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 Rincón has taught acting to Denver student and professional actors in five week sequences culminating in performance. 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, My Two Sisters, an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, and Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams.
VISIONBOX STUDIO SPONSORS
KEEPING OUR MISSION ALIVE
The SCFD allows arts,cultural and scientific organizations to follow their missions. It provides funding to hundreds of organizations every year. Visionbox Studio Theatre is a Tier 3 organization funded in part by SCFD grants.
Visionbox is a proud member of the McNichols Civic Center Building Cultural Partner Program. We perform our Visionbox360 Festival of New Works in this extraordinary venue. We will also be developing new classes and projects thanks to this partnership.
Colorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. We believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy.
We support and encourage the innovators, creators, change-makers and dreamers who improve our quality of life and make Colorado creative. We focus on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities. We believe in bold innovation and the invaluable contributions the arts bring to this beautiful state.
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