About Visionbox

 

Mission:

The mission of Visionbox is to develop the work of visionary artists through professional training and professional performance.

Visionbox is first committed to supporting Denver student and professional actor/artists by providing them with the highest level of professional actor training, meaningful work with financial compensation, and community.  Actors and artists who train at Visionbox are developing a common language and process that allows them to create contemporary performance work of more depth and detail than work produced in the four-week, product-oriented system of the commercial theatre.  Through this innovative production work, Visionbox is also creating a new financial model for contemporary arts in which production work is paying the company members while keeping tuition for training low-cost  for students.  As new style is explored by the Visionbox Ensemble and students in the Visionbox Studio, the content of Visionbox Productions and projects is engaging Denver audiences in a dialogue about the “essential moral and social preoccupations of our time”.

To accomplish its mission, Visionbox maintains three completely interconnected programs: Visionbox Studio,  Visionbox Ensemble, and Visionbox Productions.

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, and Monte Carlo.

Ms. Rincón has worked locally with El Centro Su Teatro, Shadow Theatre Company, and with the University of Colorado at Denver. She was the Artistic Director of the Lizardhead Theatre Company in Telluride, CO, for five seasons, and is currently the Executive Artistic Director of Visionbox. Ms. Rincón founded Visionbox in December of 2010 as a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Visionbox is a professional actors’ studio that supports the work of visionary artists through professional training and public performance.

As Artistic Director of Visionbox, Ms. Rincón wrote and directed My Two Sisters, an adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters and The Othello Project, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello focusing on contemporary stories of domestic violence. Ms. Rincon works in Spanish and English. She has three children, Catalina, 22, Sonia, 19, and Carlo, 14.

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