Rincon got the idea for this project when she was subpoenaed to appear in a domestic-violence trial. She met people who wanted to tell her about their own experience with violence, and those stories came to represent a contemporary window into the play: The Othello Project splices Rincon's adaptation of Othello with modern scenes from her interviews.
But it does a lot more than that. Each night, the 7 p.m. performance is preceded by an art exhibition that includes works by local artists who put the play's themes into visual context and followed by a talk from the Crime Victims Advisory Council.
The Othello Project is the first full-length production of the Visionbox actors' studio; it runs through June 9 at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, $10 to $20, go to www.visionbox.org or call 720-810-1641
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 9, 2012