2022 Headshot

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!

Fab Over 40! Thank you, Nick Coleman for such a fun photo session! As the world goes back to school -- in person -- we are seeing the fruits of our summer labors:

Bear Manor Media Editor's Comments on our "Cinderellas of West 53rd Street: Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club" manuscript:

"As I told you previously, the composition was smooth and practically flawless, the narrative itself most enjoyable - and evocative of the setting and the era, and so revealing in the personal experiences provided. Again, major kudos to all the great gals who contributed."

Our "stars," like Blythe Danner (who wrote our Forward), Carol Burnett, Sandy Duncan, Constance McCashin (Knots Landing), Melanie Mayron(director who got her start inThirtysomething),and others, are chiming in their support and we are allll soooo very grateful!

Next hurdle: "Working Women" Photo Gallery. Working on the layout showcasing the legacy of many more RC alums.

Meanwhile, Steve and I will be received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE AWARD from the Columbus State University of GA this November! We expect the international recreations of the "Al" and "Kristine" story in A Chorus Line has something to do with this honor. Support their Broadway Ball HERE!

Shakespeare Alive! has formed an official COMPANY, kicking off our readings with Julius Caesar this fall and Page Clements, our Shakespeare guru, joining us to read. To join us, contact me! Former Brush Up your Shakespeare videos are archived on our History Alive site. Latest Brush Up video is for Richard III, done back in March, 2021. We had 3 Richards!! Enjoy!

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Richard III

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!)


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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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