Jennifer McCray Rincon – Founder & Artistic Director

Margaret Whittum – Associate Artistic Director

Dwayne Carrington – Director of Education and Outreach

 Board of Directors

 Tom Creighton

Chairman of the Board



Qualifications: Chairman of the Advisory Board of Visionbox, is an economist, with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University.  He is non-executive Chairman of High Plains Bank, a family-owned community bank headquartered in eastern Colorado.  His other volunteer positions include Treasurer of Park Hill Congregational Church, Director of Avalanche Schools for the Colorado Mountain Club, and member of the Finance Committee and a shop lead and mechanic at the Park Hill Bike Depot.  He is a native of Denver.

Denver, CO

Length of Service: 2011-2014


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Board Member

Qualifications: Amber is an artist and photographer, exhibited at Studio 15 at the Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, and has sat on several boards including Challenge Day Denver.

Denver, CO

Length of Service: 2011-2014



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Qualifications: Tim is an Architect and Chairman of Hyperform Design Co-op, Inc.tim geislertim geisler

Denver, CO

Length of Service: 2011-2014

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Gary Logan

Head of Voice and Speech/Board Member

Qualifications: GARY LOGAN, ACA Director, Acting & Ear-Training

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Gary Logan is the author of The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works, with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue (University of Chicago Press) and a recipient of a 2006 Tyrone Guthrie Award.  Before becoming the director of the ACA, he was for many years the Chair of Voice and Speech for the National Theatre Conservatory (NTC) at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and was the Denver Center Theatre Company’s Voice, Text, and Dialect coach for over 60 productions.  His other coaching credits include dozens of productions for such places as the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Washington D. C. Kennedy Center, the Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Centerstage, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company.  As well as instructing for the NTC and ACA, he has taught courses for the University of Maryland, The George Washington University, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University of Colorado, Denver, and as a guest artist at Dartmouth College, the Washington National Opera, the Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory, the United States Air Force Academy, California State University, the Kennedy Center, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland.  His directing credits include Hamlet, Machinal, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Bus Stop, and over 40 other productions.  He is a core faculty member of Canada’s National Voice Intensive, Vancouver, British Columbia, and was on the advisory board of the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS).  He holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), and an honorary MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory (NTC), where he, for five years, was the director of its Summer Training Intensive. Most recently, he directed Compleat Female Stage Beauty for the University of South Carolina’s MFA program.

Length of Service: 2013-2014

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Board Member, Founder, and Artistic Director

Jennifer McCray Rincon- 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 includingEquusOthelloThe Laramie ProjectRomeo and Juliet,Twelfth NightThe 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, 21, Sonia, 18, and Carlo, 13.

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Joe Smith is a commercial trial lawyer.  He is a partner in the law firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLC.  Joe earned his B.A. from Yale College, where he spent four years on the debate team and received faculty prizes for oratory and debate.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  Joe’s professional experience includes service in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and public service as Colorado’s Deputy Attorney General for Natural Resources.  Joe sits on the boards of ACE Scholarships, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, and the Independence Institute.  He co-authored (with Tara Ross) the book “Under God:  George Washington and the Question of Church and State” (Spence Publishing, 2008), and his work has appeared in the op-ed pages of The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Rocky Mountain News, and other publications.