January 18, 2019 - February 2, 2019
By John Logan
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his Bowery studio. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Photos by Michael Brunk | NWlens.com
Scott C. Brown (Rothko) would like to thank Alan, Beau, Rhianna, and The Squolf for the amazing support and collaboration on this show. This is Scott's first show at SSR, and he is damn happy to be here (this is a PG-13 show, so he can say that). Previous notable roles include Salieri in Amadeus, R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Bobby in the world premiere of Sins of the Mother, as well as Film and TV roles, such as Flynn the Fine in The Gamers films, Z Nation, and Camp Abercorn. He is grateful to have the love and support of Jenifer, Thank You sweetheart!
Alan E. Garcia (Ken) is absolutely honored to be a part of this riveting production and this kickass team. This is his fourth show here at SSR, the most recent being Spring Awakening (Moritz). This show is dedicated to his fiancée Holly; his kids Cooper, Sloane, and Rudy; to Mom, Dad, Bryan, and Bella; and to you, for supporting the arts. In memory of Ketan and Lil’ Jess.
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOGRAPHIES (as provided)
Beau M. K. Prichard (Director) was born in Australia, raised in New Zealand, and educated by Quakers in Oregon. He is very grateful to be directing this exceptional script for The Squolf! Previous notable credits include The Woman in Black, Proof, Roz & Gil, SubUrbia and the world premieres of Starling, Partly Cloudy, Listening Glass and Dr. Frankenstein. He is grateful to have a wonderful partner in Barbara and a remarkable dog in Fizzgig.
Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry