Auditions for “Red” 

By John Logan

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. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award.




Directed by Philip Muehe

Ken–early to mid 20s. Idealistic and passionate young painter who is unsure of his place in the art world, but is not naive. He provides the greatest challenge to the master Rothko, as he isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

Rothko–the role of “Rothko” has been cast

Audition Dates
Monday, January 20, 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 21, 7pm to 9pm

In the Rochester Repertory Theatre lobby

Important Dates
Rehearsals will start the last week of a February, and will be held on select Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-9pm throughout March and April.

Due to the director’s schedule, the actors cast must be willing to work independently on lines, so that rehearsal time can be used for blocking and scene development.

Please come to auditions with ALL known conflicts.

Show dates April 24-25, 30-May 2, 7-9, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee May 10, 2:00 pm

Please contact Philip Muehe if interested but unable to attend or for more information

*Scripts available at the Rep Box Office