+ Creative Team

Writer - John Logan

Director - Emma Jordan

Cast - Patrick O’Kane, Thomas Finnegan

Assistant Director - Rhiann Jeffrey

Set & LX Design - Ciaran Bagnall

Sound Design - Carl Kennedy

Costume Design - Enda Kenny

Movement Director - Dylan Quinn

Production Manager - Siobhan Barbour

Producer - Una Nic Eoin


Winner of 4 Irish Times Theatre Awards 2018

  • Best Production

  • Best Director

  • Best Actor

  • Best Set Design


1958. New York. Artist Mark Rothko is at the height of his career. But is his latest lucrative commission threatening to damage his integrity – and his creativity?

Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko – fiery, uncompromising, and furiously intelligent – at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling with the creation of a large scale commission intended for New York’s brand-new and very exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world.  Based on real events, John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander takes a compelling look at the ever- changing relationship between an artist and his creations.

Co - Produced by Prime Cut Productions and The Lyric Theatre, Belfast