Here's the press release for 'The Othello Project,' the latest theatre piece I'm working on. It's a wonderfully collaborative piece with a fantastic and fantastically talented cast, but it is no doubt the brainchild of the awesomely talented and wonderful Jennifer McCray Rincon of Visionbox.
We perform one night only in this incarnation, next Friday the 27th, so I hope you can make it! (FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE...you get the idea. :-)
The Othello Project, Phase I
A free multimedia performance event
January 27, 2012, 6-9pm
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 material you will see on January 27th is the beginning of a full length production we will present to the public in May 2012. Please be advised that the material contains scenes of graphic violence and is for mature audiences only.
We are also writing to remind you of our January 2012 match grant campaign, initiated by Amber and Mike Fries after our December 8th performance event with Bill Pullman. Amber and Mike Fries have agreed to match every dollar we raise by the end of January up to $50,000. We hope you will consider a donation at this time. No donation is too small...or too big. A contribution of $250 or more will come with 2 free tickets to The Othello Project in May 2012, and a contribution of $5000 or more will include free tickets to all of our 2012 events and VIP parking!
To make a contribution, and for more information about classseswebsite, Visionbox.org, or checks can be made out to CNDC FBO Visionbox and mailed to CNDC 4130 Tejon St., Suite A, Denver, CO 80211. Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, and contributions to CNDC for the benefit of Visionbox are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
We need your help now to ensure we can bring the excellence and diversity of our programming to as wide a community as possible. Please help us as:
“The Great Work Begins” (Angels in America by Tony Kushner)
Jennifer McCray Rincon
Executive Artistic Director