By John Logan
Directed by Cynthia Levin
The Levin Stage

September 20 – October 2, 2011

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.


Mark Rothko | Jim Birdsall*
Ken | Sam Cordes*


Director | Cynthia Levin
Stage Manager | Jinni Pike*
Scenic Designer | Gary Mosby
Lighting Designer | Alex Perry

Sound Designer | David Kiehl
Costume Designer | Jon Fulton Adams
Properties Designer | Gary Campbell
Dramaturg | Amanda Boyle

Technical Director | Glenn Lewis
Production Assistant | Gary Campbell
Sound Board Operator | Melissa Fennewald