Auditions for RED at The Road Company Theatre will take place on
July 12th and 13th. Please complete and submit this form prior to your
attendance at the audition.
You must be able to attend all tech rehearsals and performances in order to be cast. Tech rehearsals will be Sept 4, 5, 6 and 7. Production dates are Sept 8, 9, 10, 11 and 15, 16, 17, 18. No one will be cast if they are unable to attend a performance.
Rehearsals will be set once all cast actors' conflicts are taken into fact. Please be honest about your conflicts. We reserve the right to cut any cast member that has not been honest with us regarding their conflicts.
Tuesday, July 12 @ 7pm
Wednesday, July 13 @ 7pm
Interested actors should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary dramatic monologue. Callbacks will be by invitation only and will feature cold reads from the script. If you are not called back, it does not mean you are not considered for a role.
If you are cast you will get a call or email by Friday evening, July 15th. If you do not receive notification, that means you were not cast. There are only a limited number of spots in this show. Thank you for auditioning for us and we hope you come out again for a future production at The Grand Theatre.
*The Road Company Theatre practices non-traditional casting promoting equal opportunities for all people of color, race, age, disability, gender identity and belief.
In the two man one act written by John Logan, 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, fifties or older: An American painter. Argumentative and academic, seemingly narcissistic when it comes to his work and without apology. Seeking a commanding leading player with abundance of chutzpah and authority. *Note: Mark Rothko is a nonfictional character*
Ken, twenties: The new assistant to Rothko. An eager young painter with a mind that is open and willing to be molded. Begins the play more reserved but throughout the story, begins to advocate for himself, the work he does and appreciates, and goes toe-to-toe with Rothko. Seeking a young actor with large emotional range. *Note: Ken is a fictional character.*
The Road Company Theater practices non-traditional casting promoting equal opportunities for all people of color, race, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and belief.