Visonbox Studio presents "Seeking Charlie Russell"

$200.00

Visonbox Studio presents "Seeking Charlie Russell"

  • Fri, Aug 2, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (MDT)

General Admission

Ticket includes 4 PM performance followed by a talk back with Bill Pullman and reception including food and drink.

$200.00

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Bill Pullman
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Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman has film credits that span ninety features with directors including David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Mel Brooks, Roland Emerich, and Nora Efron. His Broadway credits include Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?. He has been nominated for four Drama Desk awards for Best Actor. He directed and produced the TNT movie The Virginian (Best Picture/Wrangler Award, 2000). For his role in the current cable series The Sinner he has been nominated for a Critics Circle Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In his community work, he co-founded Hollywood Orchard, a non-profit initiative that, since 2011, has organized neighbors to harvest and share fruit from urban environments. Bill serves on the boards of Alfred University and If Not Us Then Who.

Jennifer McCray Rincón
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Jennifer McCray Rincón
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Jennifer McCray Rincón received her BA in Theatre Studies from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. She was recipient of an NEA Directing Fellowship at Playwrights Horizons in NYC and a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Bogota, Colombia. Ms. Rincon was Staff Repertory Director of The Acting Company from 1987-1989 under her long term associate, Gerald Gutierrez. After many years in New York, Ms. Rincón came to Denver as the Head of Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory, where she remained from 1991 through 2008. At the DCPA Ms. Rincón taught acting in the 3-year MFA Acting program and directed over 100 productions including Equus, Othello, The Laramie Project, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The 365 Project, Monte Carlo, and co-directed Expedition 6 by Bill Pullman. In Denver, Ms. Rincon has also directed for El Centro Su Teatro, Shadow Theatre, The Historic Old Elitches Theatre, and was Founding Artistic Director of the Lizard Head Theatre Company in Telluride. She founded Visionbox Studio in 2010 to provide professional actor training to Denver student and professional actors while also developing new work for production. Visionbox productions and workshops have included The Othello Project, My Two Sisters, All the World: Solo Shakespeare Festival, and The Wild Hunt by Bill Pullman.

Sean Cawelti
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Sean Cawelti

Sean Cawelti (Video Designer) is a director, puppet / video designer and creator of immersive and site-specific experiences. Sean is a graduate from the University of California Irvine with honors in Directing, studied puppetry at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is the founding Artistic Director of Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles and has won awards for his work as a designer, director and playwright, including a UNIMA Citation of Excellence and the Sherwood Award from the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles. His work has been seen at the Getty Villa, South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Cornerstone Theater Co., Chicago Opera Theater, LA Theatre Works, The Geffen Playhouse, Long Beach Opera, Imago Theater in Portland, NY City Opera and the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Sean is a member of USA829. www.seancawelti.com

The mission of Visionbox Studio is to help raise the overall quality of the Performing Arts in Denver by providing student and professional actors with graduate level training. As an extension of the training program, Visionbox develops new performance work that explores the relationship between actors, text and new technologies. 

Seeking Charlie Russell will explore a particular time and place in our history while also looking at the life of the artist himself. Today more than ever we need live performance and artists like Bill Pullman to remind us of the meaning of our lives and bring us together to find a deeper connection to each other in an age that is so disconnecting.

Harold Clurman, in many ways the father of American theatre, created a company that studied together while creating new work that focused on the social and moral preoccupations of their time. Visionbox trains actors while also creating new work that explores contemporary issues through innovations in design and performance modalities. Seeking Charlie Russell will bring together extraordinary acting, writing, and design, while searching for meaning in the complexity of a contemporary life.