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About the Ensemble
The Visionbox Ensemble represents the core of the Visionbox Mission to support the on-going development of professional actors by providing them with advanced text-based acting technique, movement and voice & speech classes, ultimately leading to the development of new performance work. Jennifer McCray Rincon, Founding Artistic Director of Visionbox Studio Theatre, asserts that actors who train together develop a common language that allows them to create performance work of more depth and complexity than work produced in the 4-week model of most commercial theatre. This idea continues a tradition founded in the 1930s by Harold Clurman and The Group Theatre, whose work addressed the social and moral preoccupations of their time.
Membership is competitive and by audition and interview only. Members are able to take all intensives at a reduced cost. Ensemble members have preference in casting and are encouraged to develop their own project in our performance space. The members of the Ensemble also mentor and support the younger actors and artists in the Studio. The Ensemble is re-formed every January and each Ensemble creates their own collaborative agreements with the approval of the Artistic Director.
Ensemble Member Online Payement
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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.
Jake Gallegos is a Professional Geologist and actor. He has been active in the Denver theatre scene for six years. Jake is grateful to Jennifer McCray Rincon for her innovative work.
Jessica fell in love with the stage in third grade through performing in The Wiz and Fame with her favorite elementary school teacher—and has been doing theatre ever since. She’s also a trained dancer, singer and voiceover artist.
She majored in French and Italian literature at Wesleyan University, and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Her career outside of the theatre has
included work as a TV, newspaper and radio reporter, PR practitioner, professor of communication, writer and editor. Her theatre work in Colorado has included shows with the Cabaret Dinner Theatre and The Theatre Project (both in Grand Junction), Theatre Company of Lafayette, Longmont Theatre Company’s Taste of Shakespeare, Englewood Summer Drama and Northglenn Players. She is thrilled to become a part of the Visionbox ensemble and is eager to continue learning with her new theatre family.
Alexander Watson is an actor, singer, and director who moved to Denver just a year ago after 5 years in Chicago, and a few on tour before that. He currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Visionbox Studio, as well as the Director of Education. Alexander holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University, and originally hails from Iowa. He was last seen on stage for the sold-out run of Murder on the Orient Express at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown, Colorado, and has assistant directed various productions for Visionbox throughout Season 11. He also directed Visionbox's inaugural production on Season 12, Sondeim at the Soiled Dove. Favorite acting roles of Alexander’s include Freddy (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Czolgosz (Assassins), The Preacher (Violet), and Charley (Merrily We Roll Along). Alexander would like to thank Visionbox for the opportunities, and his partner Jake (and their dog, Archie) for his support.
David Walker has been a member of the Visionbox Studio Ensemble since 2017 and serves as
the organization’s Managing Director.
David trained in New York with John Costopoulos of the Actor’s Studio, and with acting coach Barbara Spiegel. His experience includes multiple roles with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and intensive performance work with Frank Georgianna at Boulder’s Stage Door Theatre. He earned a BA in Communication cum laude at the University of Colorado-Boulder with a minor in Theatre. His most significant role: father of four children (one of each).
As a wealth manager, David helps clients to achieve financial security, using strategies designed to ensure that clients retain and grow their assets long-term—despite inflation, taxation and volatility. He represents Lebenthal Financial and Raymond James & Co.
Previously, over 10 years, he led multi-million-dollar projects for human capital firm DBM, where he teamed with leaders at INTEL, JPMORGAN CHASE, MICROSOFT and dozens of other major companies. He has 15 years of executive search experience on Wall Street, as well as with McAleer Gray, PRIME Consultants, and at Coors Brewing Company (now MolsonCoors). A former President of the Denver-Cherry Creek Rotary, he was the club’s first Foundation President.
Kian Way is a student at the Colorado Film School studying acting and directing. Kian is proud to be a new member of the Visionbox Ensemble, and has been studying with Jennifer since fall of 2022. Kian has performed with Red Rocks Community College, Community College of Aurora and directed multiple short films.
Katy White is a writer and actor from Colorado, who also splits her time in Washington, D.C. She graduated with an MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theater Company's Academy for Classical Acting in 2021. Some of her roles include Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar", Yasha in "The Cherry Orchard", and Gwendolyn Fairfax in “The Importance of Being Earnest". Katy spent the last year performing her one-woman show “Hi, My Name Is….” across the country, while also ignoring her laundry.
Lisa Wolf is a native New Yorker where she received formal training in classical ballet on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School. In her teens she began studying acting and theatre arts. She appeared in numerous off & off off Broadway productions as well as in film. When Lisa’s daughter was born in 2004 she decided to quit the business and devote herself to being a full time mom. In 2018 Lisa performed the role of the nurse in Colorado Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. That experience reawakened her passion for performing. In the fall of 2021 at the brink of being an empty nester, Lisa began looking for a place to hone her skills and was extremely fortunate to find a home at Visionbox under the extraordinary tutelage of director Jennifer McCray Rincon.
Andrew Felser is a creative artist as well as a full-time lawyer focused on civil trials and appeals. His “Flying Ground” won first prize for poetry in the Denver Bar Association 2017 Arts & Literature Contest. He has performed locally as a singer-songwriter, and he has written and directed satirical works for the Denver Law Club for more than a decade. The life-changing upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread social unrest inspired him to return to theater as a creative force after many years off the stage. As part of the VisionBox Solo Shakespeare Project, he is creator and performer of “Bones”, a one-man play based on the 2012 discovery of King Richard III’s remains.
Dell has been involved in the Denver theater community for many years, originally as a member of the prestigious Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre, a company who specialized in promoting new works and regional premiers including the first Denver production of Angels In America and the regional premiere The Kentucky Cycle. Also with Hunger Artists he appeared in the award-winning readers’ theatre production of James Joyce’s The Dead, a critically acclaimed adaptation that was developed, written and produced by Hunger Artists. He was also part of the creative team that developed An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, another original readers theatre production, as an adapter, actor and director. He’s worked with many other Denver area companies including Spotlight Theater Dell is also a graphic and web designer and photographer. Dell has been with Visionbox since 2011 and is very grateful to have such a wonderful place to hone his craft.
Kyle DiGiorgio is an actor and artist originally from “The Big Easy,” or the wonderful city of New Orleans. Though, in 2005, he was displaced due to the devastating Hurricane Katrina and eventually washed up in Denver, Colorado as a self-proclaimed Katrina transplant. He attended Colorado’s own Cherry Creek High School and just recently obtained his BFA for Acting at The California Institute of the Arts in 2023. Whilst studying among immense talent and veterans in the industry, he was able to perform in innovative and powerful productions such as: a western noir version of King Lear and a brand new work titled El Misterio. Kyle quickly discovered Visionbox while trailblazing the States and has found a welcoming home with the company. A big goal of his is to consistently become a better actor until the day he is no longer able to move, and he feels Visionbox can help him attain this. He was recently featured in their annual production of It’s a Wonderful Life starring Chris Noth as Harry Bailey as well as the foley artist. He would like to thank his friends and family for always being the support system he needs as he truly realizes that these days will not last forever.
Jennifer Dean Roberson
Jennifer Dean Roberson graduated with a BFA Acting degree from University of Colorado. Acting credits include being featured in the film, "Your Name Here," starring Bill Pullman, and was the Director’s Assistant additionally. She was featured as Honor Wainio in "Heroes of Flight 93" and had a supporting role in a PBS TV show Good Grief. She was an Associate Producer for Bill Pullman’s original play Expedition 6 that debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Recently, she worked on Bill Pullman's new play, "The Wild Hunt." Jenn produced a TV show and radio program called Reggie McDaniel’s Everyday People’s Entertainment Guide for Ion TV. She is thankful to have performed in several plays and projects at Visionbox Studio directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon. She has appeared in local and national commercials and is represented by Big Fish Talent agency.
Amy Doe-Torres is in her second year as a Visionbox Ensemble member. She appeared last season in the staged reading of Daniel Gerrol’s Commedia. Other credits include Elmire, Dorine, and Madame Pernelle (understudy) in Tartuffe with Arvada Center Black Box Rep, The Heidi Chronicles, Glass Menagerie (Montana Repertory Theatre), The Sunshine Boys, (Montana Repertory Theatre), Stuart Little (PACE Center), Once Upon a Story (Understudy, David Mullikin CSO), Dearly Departed (Understudy, Avenue Theater), Carnal Knowledge (Denver Civic Theatre). She is a star and executive producer of the feature film: Saucy Flyer UFO PI."
Jacqueline Garcia is a native Californian where she studied acting at Cal State Fullerton and received a masters in writing from the University San Francisco. She has been active in Denver’s theatre scene for ten years and several of her plays have been featured at local venues as well as out of state. She is a member of the Equity Care ensemble for Kaiser Permanente and has been a Visionbox ensemble member since 2013. Thank you to Jennifer and the Visionbox family for providing a creative place to grow and learn.
Rebecca joined the Ensemble in early 2016, and has been a part of the Visionbox community since 2012. Rebecca has an MA in Victorian Literature, Art and Culture from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is very excited to continue to work with Visionbox to not only grow as an actor, but to support the work of fellow artists in the Denver community.
Alexa studied theater and fine arts at the University of Colorado at Denver. She was part of the ensemble at Su Teatro from 2010-2011. She joined Visionbox in 2012 and has been a student and ensemble member since. Alexa recently did a Solo Shakespeare focusing on Lady Anne from Richard III and Lady from Orpheus Descending. Alexa is grateful for Jennifer McCray Rincon’s fearless leadership and the challenging work Visionbox constantly does.
Ashley Renée Scott is an actor, producer, writer and director. Over the last two decades, Ashley has lent her acting and production talents to countless independent films, several of which have received international recognition on the festival circuit. Some honors include Best Actress for Murder In the Dark (2010, PW 48-Hour Film Festival) and Inner Kitty (2017, PW 72-Hour Film Festival) and Best Picture for the film Go Fish (2017 N.Y. Seltzer Short Film Competition) which she wrote and directed. Her deepest passion is for the stage. Her favorite roles include Jeanie in Good People, Viola in 12th Night (Co-starring Mark Pellegrino, directed by Tracy Pellegrino), and Martha in Strange Snow. Ashley has studied at Playhouse West since 2004 and started teaching in 2012. She recently returned to the United states from A year teaching at the Paris Meisner Studio in France. She has extensive improvisation experience and is also available for private coaching.
Todd is excited and honored to join the ensemble of the Visionbox Studio. Recent theatre credits include The Endurance of Light (Athena Project), Antigone (Fearless Theatre), The Fever Dream Festival (Benchmark Theatre), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Visionbox Studio). Todd studied Theatre at Brown University and received an MFA from the American Film Institute where he directed the award winning short films Penny Dreadful and Seven Verses.
Karen, a professional fundraiser, came to Denver twenty years ago from her home state of New York. She has taken classes at HB Studios, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, DCPA Education, and VisionBox. A vintage clothing enthusiast and historian, she costumes Denver Area historical/period plays. She holds her bachelor's degree from University of Denver, a Master of Science in Accountancy from University of Houston, and, this month, she is completing her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Regis University. This is her first open rehearsal with VisionBox.
Ed is an actor returning to the stage after beginning his professional career in children's theatre with the Lexington Children's Theatre as a resident artist, touring actor and main stage performer. Relocation to the Northeast brought other creative opportunities including technical theatre guidance, independent film and non-union background extra work with regional casting agencies.
Bridgette has loved storytelling since she was old enough to talk. Growing up, she was active in community theatre, musicals, one act plays, and speech. She took a hiatus from performing to pursue her nursing degree and to be a caregiver to her grandmother. She then found Visionbox at a time in her life when she needed it the most. Acting has always been Bridgette's passion, but this last year, it has a life-force. Bridgette currently works as a registered nurse at Denver Health and she is in the process of auditioning for professional acting conservatories in New York and Los Angeles.
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.
Daniel is a young actor who recently graduated from East High School. As a senior, Daniel explored the world of professional theatre and established an experienced and technical base, with the wonderful and very motivating support of Visionbox. Daniel is a fairly new actor, but a long time veteran with athletics, and has come to a very passionate and monumental realization that acting is his natural pursuit. Daniel has performed in productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Something Rotten, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Amish Project and Red. Daniel has very much sealed his passion and latent abilities in the arts as a writer, actor and musician, pursuing purpose and meaning with initiative, technique and heart. All things given support and assistance by Visionbox.
A Colorado native, Cody has worked all across the country in regional Theatre productions as well as commercial and TV spots. Cody’s credits include Buckingham in Richard III, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and De Guiche in Cyrano de Bergerac (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Bill Perch (U/S) in The Jacksonian and Danny Witworth in Jerusalem (Profiles Theatre), Gilgamesh in The Epic of Gilgamesh (The Plagiarists), Gabriel in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Benevolent Theatre), Jack Favell in Rebecca (Spark Theater), Bert Healy in Annie (Afterthought Theater), Herr Zeller and Captain Von Trapp (U/S) in The Sound of Music (Littleton Town Hall Arts Center), Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest , (SC Theatre Festival), Matadore in La Traviata and The Priest in Tosca alongside Samuel Ramey (Wichita Grande Opera) as well as his Off-Broadway debut in Out of Oz (S. Rue and Friends, NYC).
Cody also recently performed as a Special Police Officer on NBC’s Chicago P.D., Joey in Chicago Med and both Subway and American Honey commercial campaigns.
Cody is a graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, KS where he earned a BA in Theatre Performance as well as a BME in Music Education. Cody has also earned a Dog Obedience and Basic Behavioral Management Certification from Animal Behavior College in Valencia, CA.
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.
Kathy Trageser hails from Texas originally. She has been performing since childhood. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Theatre, doing Regional theatre, then Broadway and Off-Broadway in NYC, she went seeking television and film work in Los Angeles. For the past 20 years she has been chasing a set of boy twins. Kathy is very excited to be a new ensemble member of Visionbox Theater.