Current Ensemble Members
Nicole became part of the Visionbox Ensemble in the fall of 2013. She has enjoyed working with Visionbox and is thankful for her new theater family. In a short time, Nicole has gained a lot of technique from classes with Jennifer McCray Rincón and experiences shared with her ensemble mates. Now she has the confidence to put it to use. A passionate performer, Nicole looks forward to pushing herself toward more challenging roles on stage and in film, as well as writing and directing projects in the future. She enjoys singing and has been singing for most of her life. Music is a major source of inspiration for her and she would like to integrate it into her work as much as possible. Nicole finds great catharsis and freedom in acting and strongly feels this is the best – and only – way of life for her.
Jamie is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a BA in Theatre and Music. She currently works with The Aurora Fox Theatre as a teaching artist with afterschool programs, specialty workshops and classes. This past fall she managed Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre’s Internship program. She has really enjoyed being a part of Visionbox’s Young Conservatory where she gets to share her passion and experiences as a Theatre Artist and is continually inspired by the talented members.
MacKenzie has been working with the Visionbox Ensemble since its inception in 2011. She played Desdemona in The Othello Project and has been a regular student in classes. She is currently applying for graduate school, and will move to New York in the fall. She is as interested in the preservation of classical work as she is in the development of new and evolving work and considers it a pleasure to be a part of Visionbox Studio.
Dwayne Carrington is a proud Founding Member of Visionbox and is honored to serve as Lead Actor to the Ensemble. He performed the title role in the Visionbox Ensemble presentation of The Othello Project. Dwayne also serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on staff and actively participates in classes and workshops. Dwayne is a graduate of Weber State University (Ogden, Utah) with a BA in Theater and English (double major). He later studied at Denver University where he earned an MA in Public Communications. Dwayne is currently active in the Denver Theater community. He performed in Gospel At Colonus presented by The Source Theater and produced by Su Teatro Theater Company. He was a Founding Ensemble Member of Shadow Theatre Company. Other companies include: Denver Center Theater, Arvada Center Theater, Aurora Fox Theater and Boulders Dinner Theater.
Taylor is a Colorado native and has been with Visionbox for almost three years. She’s is excited to take another whack at Romeo during the second round of Solo Shakes.
Jacqueline Garcia is a native of California, where she studied acting and writing at Cal State Fullerton, and attended Graduate School at the University San Francisco. She is the mother of two boys and has been active in the Denver theatre scene for ten years. Jacqueline is grateful for to Jennifer McCray Rincon for her innovative work and she very pleased to be a part of the Visionbox Ensemble.
Bobby LeFebre is a Denver-born performance poet, actor and social worker. He is a 2X Grand- slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, a 2X TEDx speaker, and has been a member of three National Poetry Slam Teams. The dynamic, award-winning Latino performer has touched stages and hearts around the world, delivering provocative and entertaining poetry with a message.
Kayla Dalene Morrison
Nicole was born in Jackson, Wyoming and grew up doing community theatre both as a student and professionally. After receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University in Southern California and acting in Los Angeles, Nicole moved to Denver to pursue a commercial career and Theatre Education. She has performed in film, commercials, and theatre locally as well as taught theatre, improv, and drama therapy in Los Angeles, CA, Jackson, WY, Denver, and Ghana, Africa. Nicole is thrilled to be a part of Visionbox where the passion for craft and process drives our work.
Alexa studied theater and fine arts at the University of Colorado at Denver. She was part of the ensemble at Su Teatro from 2010-2011. She joined Visionbox in 2012 and has been a student and ensemble member since. Alexa recently did a Solo Shakespeare focusing on Lady Anne from Richard III and Lady from Orpheus Descending. Alexa is grateful for Jennifer McCray Rincon’s fearless leadership and the challenging work Visionbox constantly does.
Jennifer Dean Roberson
Hallie grew up acting, singing and dancing in the beautiful foothills of Boulder, CO. After attaining her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, she co-starred in Somewhere West, a multiple laurel winning feature film. Now a resident of Denver, she enjoys honing her acting skills through the incredible coaching of the Visionbox actors and Jennifer McCray Rincon.
David is a founding Ensemble member of Visionbox. He is an actor and lighting designer from Aurora and has been training with the studio for three years. Some of his favorite roles include Treplev from The Seagull, Quentin from After the Fall, and Edmund from King Lear. He is excited to continue his career in Chicago, where he will be moving to in the fall of 2014.
Aaron Vieyra was born in Emiliano Zapata in Morelos, Mexico, and was raised by his Grandmother Antonia Parra Hernandez. He came to the United States at the age of ten. Aaron discovered the love of acting in High School, and amazing teachers guided his new found love for the Arts (Debra Guerrero, Martha Burgett among many). Aaron is a single father of three children – Angel Antonio 13, Sara Noemi 11, and Viviana Itzel 9. Aaron has been acting professionally for 14 years. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts was the company that help develop his talents such as acting, writing, directing. Mentors such as Tony Garcia, Mica Garcia de Benavidez, Tanya Mote, Phil Luna, Magally Rizo Luna, Dee Burleson gave Aaron a sense of self worth and encouragement to continue a life as an artist. Aaron has had the opportunity to work in Hollywood with actors like Daryl Hannah, Richard Dreyfuss, Chris Cooper, and Academy Award winning director John Sayles in the movie Silver City. After many years of theater Aaron has been getting back to film with talented artists in Penso Entertainment. Aaron has been actively involved with Visionbox Studio working with Maggie and Jennifer to create a home for actors in Denver. Aaron is also a private acting teacher where he leads students in Carpa (Mexican Vaudeville) in combination of a Theater of the Oppressed and Method Acting.
Margaret Whittum is an actor, director and voiceover artist from the mountains of Colorado. Most recently Margaret assisted Rebecca Taichman on The Winter’s Tale, Emily Mann on A Delicate Balance and John Collins on The Select at McCarter Theatre Center. Margaret has directed The Zoo Story, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and True West, among others. Favorite roles include Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid, the Witch in Into the Woods, and Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof. She is a proud member of the Visionbox Ensemble in Denver. Margaret has directed in South Korea, Scotland, Colorado, and across Canada. She has written two original shows, Love the Radio Edit, a one-act comedy which ran successfully at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Teeth, an educational ESL children’s musical, which has run 5 times in Seoul. She founded the Seoul City Improv comedy group in 2007, and SCI has since toured throughout Korea, and to Taiwan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Colorado, and throughout Canada. Margaret is a graduate of Colorado College —————————————————-
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Ethan landed in Denver in Summer 2011 via Boston and Bloomington (IN), and is honored to be a member of the Visionbox Ensemble. In the Denver area, he has performed in The Rainmaker with the California Actors Theatre, War of the Roses with the Shakespeare Oratorio Society, All My Sons at the Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Gifted at the Edge Theatre, and several new play readings at the Aurora Fox and Edge Theatres. In Indiana, Ethan played in several productions at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, including AwareFest: A Green World, Artifice, and The Blizzard. He trained in the actor conservatory program at Classic Stage Company in New York City, and has acted in productions of The Laramie Project, The Zoo Story, The American Dream, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and in a number of children’s theatre productions, including the role of Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. An actor, educator, researcher, and trolley conductor/motorman, Ethan is Founder and Executive Director of the First Light Education Project; he has worked and conducted research extensively in the field of drama and education, and works frequently with schools on using drama as a teaching and learning methodology.