About our Adult Classes:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 - 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
October 14th – November 13th
(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, November 16th, for industry professionals, family and friends.
Open Rehearsal Performance Sunday, November 16th
Tuition: $400 ($150 for Ensemble Members)
Tuition: $400 ($150 for Ensemble Members)
This class is designed to prepare actors for auditions for local and national theatre, film, high school, college and graduate programs. Each actor will work on a classical and contemporary monologue as well as a contemporary scene. The class will culminate in a showcase for local industry professionals including artistic directors, directors, casting directors and agents. Ms. Rincon directed 18 years of showcases in New York for The National Theatre Conservatory and this project will emulate the structure and process of those showcases. Each actor will perform approximately 10 minutes of material in the showcase. Visionbox will post industry professional RSVP list in the near future.
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.
Begins September 10th, 2014
Ensemble Members pay $25 per class, Non-Ensemble $50 per class or $300 for 8 weeks.
Solo Shakespeare Intensive
Create your own original 20-30 minute solo show!
November 18th – December 12th
Week off November 24-28
17 sessions plus performances, November 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, and 26th. December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.
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.
Visionbox is committed to diversity of all kinds and there will be special consideration for students from disadvantaged and economically challenged communities. Some scholarships and Work Exchange will be made available on request depending on the level of student and economic need.