RED by John Logan
Directed by: Kelly Thomas
Meet the Cast and Directors
Varlo Davenport - Mark Rothko
Varlo Davenport has performed, produced, and directed numerous theatrical productions throughout the country, and has many film and television credits. He has taught at Utah State University, College of Eastern Utah, Utah Valley University and The Ohio State University. In his 15 years on the faculty at Dixie State University, he directed more than 25 productions, toured shows throughout the region and to the UK, and helped establish The Space Between Theatre Company, and DSU's Comedy Storm. He graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Theatre and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at The Ohio State University. He and his wife (and frequent collaborator) Andrea, have five children, one cat, and a beagle named Pongo.
Jesse Nepivoda - Ken (Rothko's Assistant)
Jesse Nepivoda is an actor and playwright from Washington DC. He and his work have appeared on stages in New York, California, Florida, Utah, Colorado, Washington DC, Virginia, Quebec and British Columbia. He holds degrees in theatre and has fifteen years of theatrical experience under his belt. He currently resides in Saint George, Utah.
Kelly Thomas - Director
Born and raised in Washington DC, Kelly Thomas is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, technician, and educator. She earned an MFA in Contemporary performance from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado and her BA in Theatre from George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia. She served as the creative and technical director of the Stafford High School Theatre Department and was an active artist and instructor with Acting for Young People. Currently, she is teaching theatre and performance at Pine View High School, Dixie State University, and The Stage Door, in Southern Utah. She also serves as the Co-Artistic Director of The Space Between Theatre Company, in St. George Utah, where she works to bring fearless theatre to southern Utah. As an artist and performer, she continues to work collaboratively within her community to discover new and creative forms of theatre. She wishes to share her passion for the arts, and use theatre as a vehicle to fuse multi-cultural and socially diverse populations to promote positive societal changes in our world.
Jacob Beecher - Assistant Director
Jacob Beecher is an Actor, Playwright, Director, lover of butter and married to the most fabulous person, his best friend, Hilary. They have two marvelous children, Maude & Jack, who are pretty much the greatest things in the history of ever. He has a Bachelors Degree in Theatre, and has been involved with many productions in the Southern Utah community with The Space Between Theatre Company & SGMT.