John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander, Red, features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career. Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world. Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, Red takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.
EASTERN ONTARIO DRAMA LEAGUE WINNER!
The Creative FORCE production of RED by John Logan was the proud recipient of the Arnold Connerty Award at the 2019 EODL Festival.
In addition, the production was honoured to receive nominations in the following categories;
Best Scenic Design- Erastus Burley
Best Visual Production- Tim Russell & Erastus Burley
Best Use of Speech- Tim Russell
Best Use of Speech- Erastus Burley
Best Actor- Tim Russell as Mark Rothko
Best Actor- Erastus Burley as Ken
Turning ideas into actions, actions into moments and moments into memories.