Produced in association with
By John Logan
Illustration by Ulla Puggaard
Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls
Featuring 4-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero
Extras & Insights
“You want to paint the thing?! Go ahead – here’s red! And red! And red! And red! – I don’t even know what that means! What does ‘red’ mean to me? You mean scarlet? You mean crimson? You mean plum-mulberry-magenta-burgundy-salmon-carmine-carnelian-coral? Anything but ‘red!’ What is ‘RED?!’” – Mark Rothko, Red
An Interview with John Logan
Goodman Theatre Associate Dramaturg Neena Arndt delves into inspiration, Abstract Expressionism, and more with Red playwright John Logan.
Becoming Rothko: A Q&A with Edward Gero
Engage in an interview with Actor Edward Gero about bringing Red to Washington, D.C. and his process becoming Rothko.
Edward Gero: A Bigger Canvas
Actor Edward Gero explores bringing Red to the Nation’s Capital in an interview with Washington Post critic Nelson Pressley.
The Big Red Apple: New York in the 1950s
Immerse yourself in the culturally rich world of 1950s New York City.
Facing the Past to Create the Future:
A Brief History of Early 20th Century Art
Track the shift from representational art to the unique Abstract Expressionist style.
The Man with the Brush: Mark Rothko
Learn about the visionary and world renowned artist who inspired Red.
Rothko’s Plays: Theater on Canvas
Discover how Rothko’s theatrical roots inform his work in this interview with the Phillips Collection Curator at Large Klaus Ottmann.
How Art Happens
Dive into the intricate relationship between artists and their patrons.
What Is Red?!
Explore color’s profound significance on our everyday lives.
Fine Dining and Fine Art: The Four Seasons Restaurant
Learn about the famed New York City establishment.
Rothko in Washington, D.C.
An insider’s guide on where to see Mark Rothko’s work in Washington, D.C.
Red Study Guide
Peruse our comprehensive study guide, developed by Arena Stage’s Community Engagement Department.
Extras & Insights is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
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