2022 Photo by Nick Coleman

2021 Photo by Katy Beth Barber

(all other headshots by Nick Coleman & Ron Rinaldi)

Denise & Steve Boockvor
50TH ANNIVERSARY - February, 2023


Thank you for tuning into this soap opera I call my life!

What a whirlwind weekend collecting our LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE AWARD from the Columbus State University of GA! We expect the international recreations of the "Al" and "Kristine" story in A Chorus Line has something to do with this honor. If you are a patron of the arts, the vision for CSU is to be supported. I attended NCSA on scholarship -- who knows what star of tomorrow might need your help today. Support their Broadway Ball HERE!

Thank you to Southern Views Magazine for the lovely article on us in their September Issue! Not like hitting the cover of Soap Opera Digest, but we're in great company!


For those of you following the Cinderella Journey, everything is off my desk and being transformed into a book by Bear Manor Media. We are beyond proud of what we've collectively created for "Cinderellas of West 53rd Street: Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club" Publication Date: January, 2023

Since we will be creating the book cover this month, we'd sure LOVE to field our "stars" for book jacket comments! Putting it "out there." Blythe Danner (who wrote our Forward) and Carol Burnett (who is mentioned throughout with her continued support) have been beyond generous. Constance McCashin (Knots Landing), Melanie Mayron(director who got her start inThirtysomething), and Diane Phelan (currently on Broadway as "Cinderella" in Into the Woods) have all honored us by weighing in with submissions. This is it folks. Life-long legacy for a time gone by . . . we hope more of you will honor us with a quote. Find me SOON!!

The Shakespeare Alive! COMPANY, read Julius Caesar, Comedy of Errors and Coriolanus which, surprisingly, became one of our best reads this year! Page Clements, our Shakespeare guru, continues to inform all of us with her Overviews prior to each play while now gracing us with her skill as a reader! Other Brush Up your Shakespeare videos and excerpts are archived on our History Alive site. Enjoy!

Coriolanus Excerpt: A Mother Persuades

HBO's futuristic Westworld season got released (fans are not thrilled), but Steve and I are in there -- somewhere. Thank you for reaching out to us thru Lakey. Got a special project for us, contact us direct!

The "new" corporate entity of TRC is no longer a focus in my life, however, I continue supporting The Rehearsal Club's "new" initiatives with their Residency Program at The Webster Apartments. If you're a talented young professional woman seeking subsidized housing go to the NEW REHEARSAL CLUB SITE for more information.

NOTE: Until the original history and personal web pages of all our members are transferred over, the ORIGINAL SITE (which I built with much support from so many others) remains up.


As always, thank you to the fans of Broadway and daytime dramas who remember and stay in touch via social media..

Independent Artist

Contact: denise@denisepence.com

70 is the new 50, RIGHT? - 2022 DEMO (Self Tapes + New Year's slate!)


Sexy/all Business/& Southern


Shakespeare Alive! This is beginning to feel like a Company lately! And that's an amazing feeling!! Thank you, Denise, for orchestrating all this and making it possible for me to meet all these wonderful actors!" (Katie Sparer, History Alive actor, Acting teacher 2021)

"Denise Pence, well-known for her years of TV soap opera acting is even better in the flesh, a dancer, singer and comic who belts her way across her audiences and dominates the evening from start to finish." Irma La Deuce CT Journal

Denise Pence is one of the most dedicated and prepared actresses I have ever directed. She takes directorial adjustments and delivers rich, sensitive moments of emotional truth. A joy to work with, a real professional. David Hausman, Director, Schreiber One-Acts

We are an arts education company, dedicated to support, inspire and challenge artists and writers in creating an informed history.
Shakespeare readings continue in 2022. Archived videos (like The Tempest, 2021 above) are archived on our site: www.historyalivenyc.com

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