Koenig Featured in "Red"

Hardy KoenigSeptember 5, 2013

Hardy Koenig, NDSU Theatre Arts Assistant Professor, will portray 20th century artist Mark Rothko in the Theatre B production of Red, September 19-October 12. This 2010 Tony award winning production delves into the nature and value of art and imagines the mental anguish and provocative conversations that led Rothko into giving up his most publicized commission.

"When I read John Login's Red," said Koenig, "I knew I wanted to be a part of this show. Not too often does a play of this caliber come along with such depth of ideas while still being entertaining, thought provoking, and in some ways tragic. Also, as a professor of acting, this gives me the opportunity to work on my own skills while allowing my students see my work."

Before coming to NDSU, Hardy taught at Averett University in Virginia, High Point University in North Carolina, St. John’s University and Minnesota State University Moorhead in Minnesota. For six years, Hardy was the director of educational theatre services for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), where he coordinated all aspects of educational theatre including auditions, festivals and scholarships. He was the lead presenter of SETC’s “Nail That Audition” master class and developed the “Stepping Stones to the Future,” a workshop to guide students in using their theatre training and degree after college.

Details and tickets for Red can be found at www.theatreb.org.

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