Visionbox Productions

 

About Our Projects

Visionbox Productions is the producing arm of Visionbox Studio.  As an extension of its training programs, Visionbox is creating new ‘intermedia’ performance work in the ‘low-friction’ style developed by the company‘Low-friction’ refers to a style of performance that focuses on the essential relationship between the actor, text, and audience.  Visionbox workshops and projects are kept low-cost, with little or no production values, i.e. costumes, sets, etc., while still remaining evocative, complex, and powerful.  The minimalism of project design allows audiences to connect more immediately with the transparency of the creative process.  Visionbox has established ongoing performance events called ‘Open Rehearsals’ that are free of charge and allow audiences not only to see the work of Visionbox Studio, but also to engage in open dialogue about the creative process and the content of each particular project developed by the company.  ‘Intermedia’ refers to the use of video and film as an integral and essential element of live performance.  Film and video create the world of a play or project, interacting with the performance in connotative and unexpected ways.  The combination of live acting and film and video design creates a new modality of performance work at the core of the Visionbox aesthetic.  Visionbox also combines dance, live music, trapeze, and fine art in the exploration of ‘intermedia’.  While the development of a new style of production is a focus of Visionbox Productions, content will continue to be equally, if not more, important.

Visionbox Season 1, 2010-2011

Productions

  • My Two Sisters – a two person adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters – December 16, 2010 at Kohelet House
  • My Two Sisters – February 7, 2011 at Harvard Square
  • My Two Sisters & Visionbox Benefit – May 4, 2011 at L2 Arts & Culture Center

Open Rehearsals

  • 5XTenn (Tennessee Williams) – July 8, 2011
  • Shakespeare Open Rehearsal – August 6, 2011

Visionbox Season 2, 2011-2012

Productions

  • Healing Wars with Bill Pullman & Visionbox Benefit- an intermedia piece about the advancement of medicine in times of war – December 8, 2011
  • The Othello Project  Phase I – (a one act) A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello told through the lens of domestic violence – January 27, 2012
  • The Othello Project  Phase II – (a full length production) A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello told through the lens of domestic violence – May 31, 2012 ~ June 9, 2012

Open Rehearsals

  • Broken Fingers (Tennessee Williams/Anton Chekhov) – November 21, 2011
  • Subject for a Short Story (Anton Chekhov/Henrik Ibsen) – March 12, 2012
  • Right Regrets (Arthur Miller) – April 23, 2012
  • An Evening of Contemporary Drama - June 30, 2012
  • The Glass Seagull (Tennessee Williams/Anton Chekhov) – July 1, 2012
  • Women’s Waxen Hearts (Shakespeare) – August 4, 2012

Visionbox Season 3, 2012-2013

Productions

  • smART! written & directed by Robert Dubac – a new comedy piece & Visionbox Benefit – December 19, 2012

Open Rehearsals

  • Chekhov on Santa Fe Dr. -  October 7, 2012
  • Scenes from Golden Boy (The Group Theatre & Clifford Odets) – November 11, 2012
  • Songs & Fragments from Threepenny Opera – December 15, 2012
  • A True Thing (Tennessee Williams)  – March 17, 2013
  • The American Chekhov Project  - April 28, 2013
  • Chekhov on Santa Fe Dr. -  June 30, 2013
  • The Young Conservatory Grows – July 28, 2013
  • All the World by Visionbox Phase I (Shakespeare) – August 4, 2013

Visionbox Season 4, 2013-2014

Productions

  • All the World by Visionbox: Solo Shakespeare on Santa Fe Drive – A festival of Solo Shakespeare pieces by the Visionbox Ensemble – September 29, 2013 ~ October 27, 2013
  • Visionbox Benefit, with guest Mary Louise Lee – December 17, 2013 at Parkside Mansion
  • Break by Young Conservatory Playwright Mia Burnett (staged reading) – January 26, 2014

Open Rehearsals

  • The American Realism Project (American Playwrights) – November 3, 2013
  • American & British Comedy - December 8, 2013
  • Speechlessness (Brecht, Sophocles, & Euripides) – March 9, 2014
  • Meatless Friday A staged reading of Brighde Mullins’ work for St. Patrick’s Day – March 15, 2014
  • Alice (work from the musical by Paul Schmidt with music by Tom Waits) – April 13, 2014
  • Memory Play (Tennessee Williams, performed by the Young Conservatory) – April 27, 2014
  • Another Night of Laughs: American and British Comedy- June 1, 2014
  • Chekhov on Santa Fe Drive: Scenes from the works of Chekhov, Ibsen and Strindberg- June 29, 2014
  • Three Sisters Kardashian-July 6, 2014

Continued 2014 Visionbox projected Productions & Open Rehearsals:

 

  • Visionbox Cabaret Theatre
  • The American Chekhov Project
  • American Fat
  • The Othello Project Phase III
  • On Acting: A Video Series on American Acting
  • SchoolSAFE Video & Audio Project
  • Solo Shakespeare Festival Phase II
  • Chekhov Summer Intensive
  • Shakespeare Summer Intensive

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