In March 2018, I will direct John Logan’s RED for Bread & Butter Theatre.
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.
Red was nominated seven Tony Awards, winning the 2010 Tony for Best Play.
Runs March 23-31st at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco
Bruce Avery as Rothko
Nick Moore as Ken
Set design by: Giulio Cesare Perrone