by John Logan; directed by Joseph Discher

January 31–February 17, 2013

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Mark Rothko is an egomaniac and a bully; he’s also brilliant, heroic, and convinced he will change the world. Here’s the great artist in his studio, aided and challenged by a new young assistant, taking us straight into the molten heart of creation.

“'Pretty.' 'Beautiful.' 'Nice.' 'Fine.' That's our life now! Everything's 'fine'. We put on the funny nose and glasses and slip on the banana peel and the TV makes everything happy and everyone's laughing all the time, it's all so goddamn funny, it's our constitutional right to be amused all the time, isn't it? We're a smirking nation, living under the tyranny of 'fine.' ...HOW ARE YOU?!... HOW WAS YOUR DAY?!... HOW ARE YOU FEELING? Conflicted. Nuanced. Troubled. Diseased. Doomed. I am not fine. We are not fine. We are anything but fine."

This production is generously sponsored by the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund.


  • Joel LeffertRothko
  • Jordan CoughtryKen

Artistic Team

  • Joseph DischerDirector
  • Jonathan WentzSet Design
  • Jan AvramovCostume Design
  • MatthewLighting Design
  • Lara MaerzProps Design
  • Joseph DischerSound Design
  • Alex RuhlinMaster Electrician
  • Alex RuhlinSound Engineer
  • Denise CardarelliStage Manager
  • Lauren EastlackAssistant Stage Manager