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RED: Becoming Rothko: A Q&A with Edward Gero


[This interview was done and  in an email for Arena Stage subscriber’s prior to the rehearsals of the Arena leg of the run.] Arena Stage sat down with actor Edward Gero, who plays Mark Rothko in the Tony Award winner, … Continue reading

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Rehearsal Photos and Vids: Miscellaneous


We had our first run through this afternoon. We made it through. Made some valuable discoveries and the play had some lift; like a plane heading down the runway, gathering speed and beginning to rise up.  Yes, there were some … Continue reading

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Rehearsal in Chicago


It is hard to believe that almost a month has gone by since I spent time in the Rothko Room at The Phillips Collection. I had intended to give a more timely report of the arrival and progress of the … Continue reading

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RED: Return to the Rothko Room


Thanks to the continuing generosity of Klaus Ottman, I had the incredible privilege of gaining access to the Phillips Collection when the museum was closed last Monday to sit in the Rothko Room. It was a sort of farewell to … Continue reading

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Readings on Rothko


There is so much reading to do to get a handle on the biographical man before beginning the theatrical version of Rothko in the play.  The considered definitive biography is MARK ROTHKO, A biography by James E. B. Breslin. Published … Continue reading

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