Town Hall Arts Center is thrilled to announce auditions RED by John Logan

PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR AUDITION:

  • This production is part of THAC’s new “Limited Engagement” series and, thus, will be put together much quicker than our Main Stage productions.
  • All rehearsals and performances are required for all participants. No conflicts will be accepted. Please check and double check the schedule below to ensure you are available.
  • There are minimal rehearsals so all participants will be asked to learn blocking, and lines quickly.

RED

by John Logan

Directed by Matthew Kepler Assistant Director – Kris Graves Stage Manager – Hannah Tripp

This script features 2 male identifying actors. There are also 2 male identifying swing positions.

For historical accuracy, the role of Rothko will be cast as a white male. The role of Ken is open to actors of all ethnic/racial identities and backgrounds.

Please see the Character Descriptions below for more information. No AEA/Equity contracts are available for this production.

All roles pay $500 per week.

AUDITIONS

Saturday January 6 from 11:00 am to 4:00pm Location: Town Hall Arts Center
2450 W. Main St, Littleton, CO 80120

Requirements

  • 1-minute monologue
  • Provided monologue for the character you are auditioning for (either ROTHKO or KEN) – these are available on the SignUpGenius website linked below.Headshot and Resume (upload virtually prior to audition as well as bring hard copy to audition) CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT AND TO SUBMIT A HEADSHOT AND RESUME VIRTUALLY

Invited callbacks will be held Sunday January 7
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Town Hall Arts Center 2450 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120

Town Hall Arts center adheres to the Community Standards for Theatre for Colorado as set forward by the Colorado Theatre Guild.

Rehearsal and Performance calendar below (subject to change). There is also a downloadable version on the SignUpGenius link.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

Character Breakdown

Red is a glimpse into the mind of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Viewed through the lens of his wide-eyed new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, intended to be featured in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two years that follow, Rothko and Ken 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.

Mark Rothko
Gender Identity: Male (White)
Age: 50-70
Rothko (non-fictional character) was an American expressionist painter who emigrated to the US from Russia to escape the persecution of Jewish people. At the time the play takes place, he was a well established and respected artist.

Ken
Gender Identity: Male (any race/ethnicity)
Age: 20’s
Ken (fictional character) is a young aspiring painter who is hired to be Rothko’s assistant. He begins the play as an eager “idol pleaser” but learns to challenge Rothko’s conventions in the face of a changing world.

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