Seeing Red

In John Logan’s Red, an historical play about painter Mark Rothko and his assistant, the characters paint a massive work on stage. After the play opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2009 and transferred to Broadway, designers throughout the U.S. have been seeing red, but not always in the same way. 

Davi Napoleon, a regular contributor to Live Design, is a freelance writer based in Michigan. Her book is Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater.

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