When I heard this line onstage earlier this year, it struck me. Rothko wants what all artists want: not just a painting, but a special place where art and audience come together.
As Penfold's Managing Director, my team and I work hard to bring together the raw materials of theatre - light, sound, costume, set, etc. - in a way that is truly stunning. Yet, hearing Rothko, I remembered something...
Without you, our audience, there is no show.
Penfold can assemble the finest artists to create ambitious works that push the boundaries of artistic possibility - but without you, our audience, there to experience each moment with us, it means nothing.
It is the support of our community and patrons that have made possible what Penfold does today. Together, we have brought award-winning professional theatre to northern Travis and Williamson Counties - a mission no other company can boast.
But we need your help to continue creating work like RED, which critics called "a must-see drama that once again proves Penfold is one of the strongest theater companies in Austin."
Like nonprofit theatres across the nation, ticket sales cover only about 60% of our expenses. We rely on the support of donors like you to help us bridge the gap.
Together, we will create the place that Rothko dreamed of,
Zena Vaughn, Managing Director
Penfold Theatre Company
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