RED | Sault Ste. Marie | In Your Eyes Projects
"This production, played out in a gloriously-paint-splattered, artist’s-studio setting, is a well-acted, compelling, insightful drama that assaults your senses and challenges your sensibilities."
Robin Waples (Sault Star)
John Logan is a prolific American playwright, screenwriter and producer.
In addition to Logan’s smash hit Red which won six Tony Awards in 2010, Logan has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Gladiator (2000, directed by Ridley Scott), The Aviator (2004) and Hugo (2011) (both directed by Martin Scoresese). John Logan won A Golden Globe Award for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) which he produced and wrote the adapted screenplay for.
Logan’s recent feature films include Any Given Sunday (1999), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Rango (2011), Coriolanus (2011) Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2014) and the soon to be released Genius (2016) starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman and the exciting sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott.
A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise become his ultimate undoing.
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. (Dramatists Play Service)
At the play’s center is the prickly relationship between the blustering, hard drinking, cantankerous Rothko and his seemingly naïve young assistant, Ken. Ken eventually rises from his status as Rothko’s whipping boy and gopher to become that young artist who must choose between appeasing his mentor or changing the course of art history. Set amid the swiftly changing cultural tide of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, Red is a startling snapshot of the passing of the torch from one generation to the next.