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Benjamin Reed as Ken and Chip Arnold as Mark Rothko
  • Post published:May 2, 2014

Poster design by Shane Burkeen
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Mark Rothko

“Arnold brings that prominent artist to pulsating life, and…absorbs us with the ideas and emotions that pour out of intense interactions…Arnold knows how to fill non-verbal beats with revealing significance.”

Evans Donnell
Nashville Arts Magazine

“With a freshly shaved head and a pair of round, chunky glasses, Arnold loses himself in Rothko. Beyond this physical transformation, however, he offers a marvelous blend of intelligence, rage and reflection. He is necessarily ferocious at times, and yet Arnold also reveals the character’s tortured heart and the need to be understood as an artist.”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean

“…an imposing figure, Arnold is effectively tyrannical, egomaniacal and obsessive. He provides a good sense of the artist’s energy and physical approach to his craft…”

Martin Brady
Nashville Scene