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!

It's a New Year filled with Resolutions to bring all the seeds planted in 2022 to fruition. Top on that list will be getting our Rehearsal Club book published by Bear Manor Media and out into the world!

We are beyond proud of what we've collectively created for "Cinderellas of West 53rd Street: Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club" so watch for it soon!


Our Shakespeare Alive! COMPANY, began the New Year reading Love Labor's Lost -- cute moment between hubby & me as "Katharine & Dumain" below. We moved immediately into Romeo & Juliet: Erika Rolfsrud is turning in a fabulous "Juliet," from England, Steven Keys is the heartsick "Romeo" and I got to play Lady Capulet. Richard II up next. Page Clements, continues as our Shakespeare guru, gracing us with her skill as a reader when time permits! Time is at a premium once again in my life so my Brush Up your Shakespeare videos and excerpts, many archived on our History Alive site, are few and far between.


Forever grateful to Columbus State University for honoring every "Al" and "Kristine" who ever gaced the stage in A Chorus Line with our Lifetime Achievement Award last year. I attended NC School of the Arts on scholarship -- your support for CSU's Dance Department is an ongoing need. Support them HERE!

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

Columbus State University

University of NC School of the Arts
(formerly NCSA)


70 is the new 50, RIGHT? - 2023 Slate + DEMO


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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 2023. Archived videos (like The Tempest, 2021 above) are archived on our site: www.historyalivenyc.com

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