2 Tours Nightly: Thursday – Saturday at 7:00pm and 8:30pm; Sunday at 5:00pm and 6:30pm
AFTERPARTY: The Rothko Studio is a site-specific, promenade performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko. Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is best known for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is where Rothko created the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant in 1957. AFTERPARTY explores this pivotal moment for downtown artists and offers a rare opportunity to visit this historic studio space.
Director: RALPH LEWIS
Choreographer: RACHEL COHEN
Composer: MARIA DESSENA
Adapter: BARRY ROWELL
Dramaturg: BARBARA YOSHIDA
Story: S.M. DALE
Concept: KIM DEPOLE, CATHERINE PORTER
Lighting Design: DAVID CASTANEDA
Projection Designer: JANE PARISI
Costume Designer: GRACE MARTIN
Production Stage Manager: HEATHER OLMSTEAD
Assistant Stage Manager: ELLIOTT KARLINER
Press Rep: ANDREA ALTON PR
Creative Consultant: BARBARA PITTS McADAMS
Producers: RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER, BARRY ROWELL
A World Premiere site-specific theatrical event by SM Dale and Barry Rowell.
“The true story of a doctor who forced three men to confront ‘the ultimate contradiction conceivable”‘ that they claim the same sanity.”
Cast members include Arthur Aulisi, Mick Hilgers, Christopher Hurt, Daryl Lathon, Catherine Porter, Jennifer Tsay, Donald Warfield.
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This book has been printed 3 times and most recently in 2012. The original study was done in 1959-61. In the introduction to the recent edition, Rick Moody clearly captures why this story continues to resonant with us.
“…in some of the most passionate writing in this book, Rokeach describes the ultimate goal of his experiment: to help the men depicted therein to ‘transcend loneliness.’ And maybe this book, as a literary act, will help us along these lines, too, in its generosity and its quixotic ambition”