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AFTERPARTY: THE ROTHKO STUDIO – SUBMITTED BY CATHERINE PORTER
June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Dates & Times:
Thursday 6/27 – Saturday 6/29: 7pm & 8:30pm
Sunday 6/30: 5pm & 6:30pm
The OBIE and New York Innovative Theatre Award-winning Peculiar Works Project, under the co-artistic direction of Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter, and Barry Rowell, is pleased to announce Afterparty: The Rothko Studio, a site-specific immersive performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko.
Afterparty: The Rothko Studio runs Thursday through Sunday, June 27-30, with performances taking place at 222 Bowery (between Prince & Spring Streets), NYC. Due to limited seating, advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $50 (table seating, includes lite fare), $25 (balcony standing includes a beverage), $40/$20 (seniors & students), and $100 (VIP seating includes a themed gift). Running time: 75 minutes.
Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is renowned for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is significant for having been Rothko’s studio, where he painted the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons Restaurant in 1957. Afterparty will explore this pivotal moment for downtown artists, peeling back their stories to reveal multiple layers of NYC history before the former studio is converted into commercial space later this summer. Audiences and performers will sit around a table together in the paint-splattered space and experience a theatrical conjuring of artistic ghosts whose impact echoes till this day.