MONDAY MAR 11, 7PM
TUESDAY MAR 12, 7PM
all parts are available
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
ABOUT THE CHARACTERS (2M)
ROTHKO (age: mid 40s to 60s)*
Driven, extremely focused, and without filters, Rothko has a strong presence and commands attention. His expertise is reflected in his every word and especially in his intense gaze. Capturing Rothko’s intensity – quiet to loud – is key.
KEN (age: late 20s to early 40s)*
Initially tentative, Ken becomes more confident and assertive as the play progresses. Ken’s ambition to become a great artist in his own right provides the energy with which he challenges Rothko
*Ages refer to the character’s age, not the actor’s.