Young Conservatory

 

Visionbox Young Conservatory  Ongoing Auditions  throughout the Spring – email us!

Students interested in this program should prepare 2 monologues, one classical/one contemporary, not exceeding 3 minutes in total, and 16 bars of an accapella song (optional). Please email info@visionbox.org to sign up. Auditions are at Visionbox Studio, Studio 11, 910 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204.

Mission:

The mission of Visionbox is to develop the work of visionary artists through professional training and professional performance.

About our Young Conservatory:

The Visionbox Young Conservatory is made up of actors ages 11-early 20s. These younger students study at the same level as our adult students and Ensemble. The focus of Visionbox training is on process and technique over product.By focusing on the analysis and acting of objectives, actions and behavior, students move away from the portrayal of demonstrated emotion on stage, to the creating of work that is more specific, and ultimately more truthful. The process of studying a play through research, table work and rehearsal allows actors a depth of exploration not possible in most performance situations.

Students will, however, have an opportunity to share their work at the end of each sequence of study in presentations called ‘Open Rehearsals’.

The study of acting, theatre history and playwrighting prepares students for advanced study in other academic disciplines including: literature, language, history and psychology. Young Conservatory actors will also have an opportunity to explore other disciplines including design, directing, playwrighting and film and video production. Visionbox is committed to creating a community for younger students that will help them in their development as young artists both in their current study and performance as well as in their future education and careers. Students who have worked with Visionbox have been placed in many performing arts programs including Denver School of the Arts, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in England!

 

Classes Open for Enrollment:

All Acting Classes taught by Jennifer McCray Rincon

All Movement Classes taught by Robert Davidson

All Music Classes taught by Gary Grundei

 

Visionbox Young Conservatory Saturday Schedule

The Young Conservatory will have an ongoing, weekly Saturday class meeting, 9:00am – 12:00pm at Visionbox Studio, 910 Santa Fe Drive Studio 11, Denver, CO 80204. If interested in enrollment, please email info@visionbox.org, subject: Young Conservatory.

 

OPEN HOUSE- Saturday, September 6th 10am-12pm- come learn about Visionbox and the Young Conservatory. Casual meet-and-greet style information session followed by a question and answer session with director, Jennifer McCray Rincon and the Visionbox Ensemble.

 

September 13th – October 25th (7 sessions, Saturdays 9am-12pm)

Contemporary Realism - study and perform the works of contemporary American playwrights such as John Guare, David Mamet, Sam Shepard and Paula Vogel. American Realism technique is rooted in The Five Questions and will be explored through scene study.

Open rehearsal performance October 25th at 3pm

Tuition: $350

 

November 1st – December 13th (6 sessions, Saturdays 9am-12pm)

Shakespeare & Style - study and perform the works of Shakespeare. Class will cover proper scansion of Shakespearian Verse, performance of sonnets, monologues, and scenes. No previous experience with Shakespeare necessary!

Open Rehearsal performance Saturday December 13th at 3pm

Tuition: $300

January/February – Winter Musical Project

March/April – New Play Development


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. 

  2 Responses to “Young Conservatory”

  1. Hello, Visionbox! My name is Jonathan Schulte, I am an actor at Arapahoe High School. I had my first acting role in “The People vs. Maxine Lowe”, as the supporting role “Vincent Barclay”, a hotel manager with a dark past and even darker secret. I was a crowd favorite, and knew I was going to act for the rest of my life. I auditioned for the next school play, but on the condition that I got my grades up, which after successfully doing that, raising my grade exponentially, I had no time to prepare an audition, and was not cast. Before our spring Musical, “Pirates of Penzance”, I still hoped to do a show somewhere, so I can build a resume. I do not know what your schedules are like, but I would like to know more about Visionbox and if it may be possible to find summer or other times to gain acting experience. I am 16 years old, 6 foot 1 inch tall, and 240 ish pounds. Dark brown VERY curly hair, brown eyes, and willing to do most anything for a role. I wish you luck with The Othello Project, it sounded amazing.

    Sincerely; Jonathan D Schulte

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