Theatre artist and adjunct theatre instructor Tory Matsos will present “Researching ‘Red’: Mark Rothko Onstage” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. The presentation will also feature UF graduates Timothy Sherman ’15 and Harry Stockton ’14. The public event is free.
Abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko is the subject of “Red”, a play by John Logan. The play explores the period during which Rothko created the series of murals commissioned for the Four Seasons restaurant on posh Park Avenue in Manhattan. The play delves into the relationship between art and commerce, as well as the cyclical nature of life and art.
“Red” earned the 2010 Tony Award for best play. Matsos served as dramaturg for the 2013 production at CATCO, the renowned professional regional theatre located in Columbus, Ohio. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Ohio State University.
The presentation is part of the 2015-2016 Wilkin Event Series. The focus of this series is visual literacy, which pertains to identifying, reading and interpreting images. A number of other lectures and discussions on the topic will be held throughout the school year in the Mazza Museum. For more information, contact event chair and art history professor Marie Louden-Hanes, Ph.D., at (419) 701-8713 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.