Though actor Bill Pullman is now well known for his vast array of stage and screen roles, including parts in Independence Day, Torch-wood and Spaceballs, he got his start in New York, learning and performing with the Image Theater.
"It was very helpful to have a training area and an exchange of ideas with a lot of other students and teachers," says Pullman. "It makes a lot of sense to form these kind of little safe havens to hone your craft." Tonight, Pullman pays it forward at a local benefit for a similar endeavor: Visionbox. The studio and theater company, a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, was founded by Jennifer McCray Rincon in 2010 as a resource for actors to use to study their art as well as develop through performance.
Pullman will perform in an adapted segment from Healing Wars, a short version of the still-developing multimedia piece he's working on with his wife, Tamara Hurwitz, and choreographer Liz Lerman. "It's basically a look at war," explains Pullman. "Especially the Civil War and the current Afghanistan and Iraq wars as seen through the prism of the caregivers." The Visionbox actors will perform the McCray Rincon-directed Murmation, along with an art show and an after-party with food, wine, and a conversation with Pullman to round out the night.
VISIONBOX@L2 begins at 6 p.m. at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. Tickets are $20 for the performance only, and $100 for the show and after-party. For more information, visit www.visionbox.org.
Thu., Dec. 8, 6 p.m., 2011