Current Adult Classes

 

About our Adult Classes:

Nathan Bock and Kayla Morrison in Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Visionbox does not believe in one approach to training. The pursuit of truth in acting and art is at the core of our intention and any technique or tool that helps the actor reveal this truth is of value to the work. Classes will focus on character development, behavior, objectives, actions and language. Playwrights selected for study in class will include but are not limited to: Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Brecht, the Greeks and Shakespeare. Audition classes will be offered on an ongoing basis.

How to Enroll:

All artists, actors, and students interested in classes must sign up for an audition with Jennifer McCray Rincon and other staff. Most auditions include two monologues, one contemporary, and one Shakespearean verse. The audition is primarily a way for us to get to know each other and to ensure you’re placed in a class that will be challenging and suited to your level of experience and training.

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Visionbox will accept up to 16 actors for each class. In order to schedule an audition with Jennifer McCray Rincon and Visionbox Staff, email us at info@visionbox.org or call  720-810-1641. 

We will also accept directors and playwrights into the classes. Directors and writers should schedule an interview with Ms. Rincon for more information on the class.

Class Offerings

Visionbox is committed to diversity of all kinds and there will be special consideration for students from disadvantaged and economically challenged communities.  Some scholarships will be made available on request depending on the level of student and economic need.

VISIONBOX ADULT SUMMER INTENSIVES

 

June Intensive: Foundations and Realism
June 2nd–June 27th
Monday–Friday, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Rehearsal: Sunday, June 29th

The June Intensive on Foundations and Realism will focus on Chekhov scene study, fundamentals of advanced acting technique, and applying The Actor’s Five Questions to scenes selected from Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Cherry Orchard, Ivanov. Students will rehearse scenes to be performed in class. Research will include Chekhov’s letters, short stories, and biography. The class goal will be to move actors away from demonstrated portrayal of character emotion and experience to the revelation of character through behavior, action and objective work. The June Intensive will culminate with a public performance of work on Sunday, June 29th.

Tuition: $800

To pay via check, make it out to “Visionbox Studio” and mail to Visionbox 910 Santa Fe Drive Studio 11 Denver CO 80204

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July Intensive: Shakespeare
July 7th–August 1st
Monday–Friday, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Rehearsal: Sunday, August 3rd

The class will focus on the analysis and acting of heightened language and poetry using Shakespearean text. Scansion and text work will be the foundation for this class. Students will begin with work on a sonnet and a soliloquy to be rehearsed and coached in class. Assigned scenes from Shakespeare’s major plays will be the focus of the second half of the Intensive. There will also be an opportunity for students to create a Solo Shakespeare project. These projects, approximately 30-minutes in length, are written, directed and performed by students at Visionbox. Each project can be submitted for consideration to be produced for future production. The July Intensive will culminate with a public performance of work on Sunday, August 3rd.

 

Tuition: $800

To pay via check, make it out to “Visionbox Studio” and mail to Visionbox 910 Santa Fe Drive Studio 11 Denver CO 80204

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Visionbox is committed to diversity of all kinds and there will be special consideration for students from disadvantaged and economically challenged communities. Some scholarships will be made available on request depending on the level of student and economic need.

 

Contemporary Theatre/ Avant Garde

Dates: TBD

Tue/Fri, Wed/Fri 6-9pm

Tuition: $400

Location: 910Arts, Studio 11

 

Skinner Releasing Technique and Movement Improvisation for Actors

Instructor:  Robert Davidson

Dates: TBD

Location: 910 Santa Fe Drive, Studio 11

Limited to 12 Students 

Tuition: $250 (payment plans available on request and limited scholarships available)

SRT is an innovative movement training for actors, dancers, musicians, non-athletes, therapists–artists of all kinds–that cultivates ease, dynamic range, and creativity in movement.  This process-oriented technique flows from a nearly effortless state of being, allowing us to overcome our habits, idiosyncrasies, and impediments to moving naturally and freely.  Emphasis is on poetic, non-intellectual imagery and also hands-on work in partners combined with breath awareness.  These five classes will include occasional discussion of aesthetics and technique, writing briefly after class, and the possibility for improvisation in which form emerges on its own.  This course is a precursor to further creative work integrating creative movement and voice.

 

Fall 2014 Adult Classes

All Acting Classes taught by Jennifer McCray Rincon

 All Movement Classes taught by Robert Davidson

 All Music Classes taught by Gary Grundei

 September 2nd – October 2nd

(10 sessions plus Open Rehearsal, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm)

Contemporary American Playwrights

This class will focus on Advanced Technique using The Actors’ 5 Questions, text analysis, and study of contemporary American plays. Students will rehearse selected scenes from the work of American playwrights including but not limited to: Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Lynn Nottage, Gina Gionfriddo, John Patrick Shanley,  John Guare, Paula Vogel, Sam Shepard, Beth Henley, and Sarah Ruhl.

Open Rehearsal Performance Sunday, October 5th

Tuition: $400 ($125 for Ensemble Members)

 

September 10th – October 1st

** AND **

October 8th – October 29th

(4 sessions each, Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm)

Audition Workshop

This class is designed to prepare students and professionals for auditions with Agencies, Casting Directors, Artistic Directors of Local & Regional Theatres, as well as prepare actors for auditions with Performing Arts High Schools, Colleges, Graduate Schools and Conservatories. There will be some group interaction, but each actor will receive private coaching in front of the class and finish the sequence with a minimum of one Classical and one Contemporary piece ready for high-level auditioning. This sequence also includes one 20-minute private consultation to review headshot and resume information as well as an overview of the student’s audition plans for the coming season. Each class is limited to 12 students.

 

Ms. Rincón is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama Directing Program and has taught acting at NYU, the Juilliard Acting Company, Yale, and was the Head of Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory MFA Acting program from 1991-2008. As an Actor Trainer, Artistic Director and Director, Ms. Rincón has auditioned 1,000s of actors for schools, companies and productions.

Tuition each 4 week session: $200 ($100 for Ensemble Members)

 

October 7th – November 6th

(10 sessions plus Open Rehearsal, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm)

Classical American Playwrights

This class will focus on Advanced Technique using The Actors’ 5 Questions, text analysis, and study of classical American plays. Students will rehearse selected scenes from the work of American playwrights including but not limited to: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, Eugene O’Neill, and Lillian Hellman . The class will culminate with a public performance of work on Sunday, October 5th, for industry professionals, family and friends.

Open Rehearsal Performance Sunday, November 9th

Tuition: $400 ($125 for Ensemble Members)

 

November 11th – December 12th

Week off November 24-28

(16 sessions plus performances, Tuesdays – Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm)

Solo Shakespeare Intensive

Create your own original 20-30 minute solo show!

Individual Actors and Visionbox Ensemble Members choose one character in Shakespeare’s canon with whom they identify. The actor then must tell the story of the spine of the character by selecting text from the play they have chosen. This text can be supplemented with other material from many sources including novels, other plays, poetry, music, non-fiction, personal writings. The purpose of these projects is to explore the complexity and universality of Shakespeare’s characters through personalization.

Performances December 13th-14th

Tuition: $650

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