The Othello Project

 

The Othello Project, Phase II

Visionbox, a new professional actors’ studio and multimedia production company in Denver, will premiere The Othello Project, Phase II, an original low-friction adaptation of Othello, opening May 31st. The production is conceived, adapted and directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon, Executive Artistic Director of Visionbox, and combines Shakespeare’s text and characters with contemporary scenes of domestic violence. Following every performance there will be a talk back with members of the Crime Victims Advisory Council, a unit of the Victim Services Network, part of the Denver District Attorneys Office, other domestic violence advocacy groups, and the cast and the creators of the project.

The Othello Project will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 31st – June 9th at L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St., Denver 80206. There will be an art show by local artists in the L2 lobby prior to the performance each night, and their works will mirror the themes in The Othello Project. The performance Saturday, June 2nd will be a benefit show for The TONI Connection, a local organization dedicated educating youth about the warning signs of domestic violence.

The Denver Victim Services Network (VSN) was created in 1997 to bring victim service providers in Denver together to create the best possible network of services for all victims of crime. The primary objective of the Crime Victim Advisory Council (CVAC), a sub-committee to VSN, is to support a network of services so that every victim of crime in Denver can find services that are right for them. In order to do this, ongoing communications with victims of crime is essential to make sure that victims’ voices are heard on a variety of topics and issues. The CVAC is comprised of persons who identify themselves as survivors of crime or as a person touched by crime.

The mission of Visionbox is to develop the work of visionary artists through professional training and public performance. Visionbox is developing a new performance modality called low-friction, that emphasizes process over product, and the essential relationship between the actor, text and audience, with minimalistic multimedia production elements.

Visionbox
presents
The Othello Project, Phase II

Dates:

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
May 31st – June 9th
Saturday, June 2nd – Benefit performance for The TONI Connection, wine & food

Times:

6:00pm Art Show in the lobby
7:00pm The Othello Project
9:00pm Talkback discussion with
Crime Victims Advisory Council
and other advocacy groups

Venue:

L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St., Denver 80206 (Free parking at East High School lot)

Tickets: ONLINE ONLY, Tickets go on sale April 20th

Adults $20, Students/Seniors $10, Actors $5 (w/headshot & resume)

June 2nd TONI Connection Benefit show – Tickets $40

Information: www.visionbox.org

Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the show.

* PLEASE NOTE THE OTHELLO PROJECT CONTAINS ADULT THEMES & IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14

Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.

Download Press Release

[gview file="http://visionbox.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Press-Release-Visionbox-presents-The-Othello-Project-Phase-II-opens-May-31st.pdf" height="1" save="1"]

The Othello Project, Phase I

A free multimedia performance event

Visionbox, a new professional actors’ studio and production company, is producing a free multimedia performance event on January 27, 2012, from 6-9pm, at L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St., Denver 80206.  As part of the production, there will be an art show by local artists in the L2 lobby from 6-7pm.  At 7pm, in the upper auditorium Visionbox will present The Othello Project, Phase I, excerpts from a new low-friction adaptation of  Othello combining Shakespeare’s text and characters with contemporary scenes of Domestic Violence. The production is conceived, adapted and directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon, Executive Artistic Director of Visionbox.  Following the performance there will be a talk back with members of the Crime Victims Advisory Council, a unit of the Victim Services Network, part of the Denver District Attorneys Office and the cast and the creators of the project. Tickets to the show are free.

The Denver Victim Services Network (VSN) was created in 1997 to bring victim service providers in Denver together to create the best possible network of services for all victims of crime. The primary objective of the Crime Victim Advisory Council (CVAC), a sub-committee to VSN, is to support a network of services so that every victim of crime in Denver can find services that are right for them. In order to do this, ongoing communications with victims of crime is essential to make sure that victims’ voices are heard on a variety of topics and issues. The CVAC is comprised of persons who identify themselves as survivors of crime or as a person touched by crime.

The mission of Visionbox is to develop the work of visionary artists through professional training and public performance. Ms. Rincon founded Visionbox in 2011 to meet a need for more professional training for actors and artists in Denver.  The company is developing a new performance modality called low-friction, that emphasizes process over product, and the essential relationship between the actor, text and audience, with minimalistic multimedia production elements. Visionbox is currently in residence at L2 Arts & Culture Center on East Colfax.  L2 Arts and Culture Center has a newly renovated 500 seat theater, and is a presenter for local arts events including Swallow Hill and The Denver Film Society.  Phase II of The Othello Project will be a full length production in May 2012.

Pictures of Phase I Rehearsal

Othello Rehearsal

[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6135.jpg]8080
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6142.jpg]670
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6156.jpg]620
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6177.jpg]500
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6180.jpg]340
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6185.jpg]400
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6195.jpg]320
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6209.jpg]310
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6212.jpg]290
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6226.jpg]200
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6229.jpg]140
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6239.jpg]100
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6241.jpg]80
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6247.jpg]130
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6248.jpg]110
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6255.jpg]80
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6259.jpg]60
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6265.jpg]30
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6267.jpg]100
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6271.jpg]150
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6273.jpg]220
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6275.jpg]50
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6278.jpg]30
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6287.jpg]50
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6291.jpg]30
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6293.jpg]50
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6294.jpg]40
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6306.jpg]60
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6313.jpg]110
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6317.jpg]30
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6318.jpg]20
[img src=http://visionbox.org/wp-content/flagallery/othello-rehearsal/thumbs/thumbs_img_6333.jpg]100

  6 Responses to “The Othello Project”

  1. [...] The Othello Project [...]

  2. [...] The Othello Project [...]

Add Comment Register
Close
loading...