Performance Photos by Ulises García: RED by John Logan, Austin Community College

(Performance photos by Ulises García, via Austin Community College)


John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander Red features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant Ken. We witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they 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. 

"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red." 

          - Synopsis by Avital Shira  

Directed by Ryan Williams

Cast: Merrick Milburn and Julia Bennett

Set Design: Miguel Saenz

Costume Design: Deya Macias

Lighting Design: Gavin Kenter

Props Design: Travis Bartlett

Sound Design: Lindsey Ollinger

Dramaturgy: Remy Joslin

Photo Credit: Ulises Garcia

Click HERE to view ACC's online program for RED

by John Logan
Austin Community College

February 23 - March 03, 2024
Austin Community College Highland Campus
6101 AIrport Drive, Highland Campus
Building 2000, second floor
Austin, TX, 78752

February 23rd- March 3rd, 2024

Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM 

Only 6 performances! 

Austin Community College Highland Campus HLC2 Black Box Theater

All ticket sales go directly to the ACC Drama and Dance Scholarship Fund.