Exhausted Paint: The Death of Van Gogh

This chaotic one-act is built around ideas of disorientation and struggle, often based on Van Gogh's extensive collected letters. These are exemplified by an ever-present wheel. The wheel holds various letters that signify specific moments throughout Van Gogh's life all contributing to a final, chilling conclusion.  After the initial scene, the actor will spin the wheel and perform the scene that's landed on. Consequently, the play doesn’t have a set internal structure, only the introduction and finale are set. The other scenes can happen in any order, as determined by the spin of a wheel at the conclusion of each scene.

Adults Only
60 minutes
Theatre, Immersive, Solo Performance, Improvisation
Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

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Vincent Van Gogh - Drew Stroud

Drew is a New Orleans based actor who recently graduated from the University of New Orleans with an MFA in Acting. Some of his roles include: Vincent Van Gogh (Exhausted Paint), Richard III (Richard III), Mr. Blake (Mud, River, Stone), Azdak (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), and Paul (Barefoot in the Park). Additionally, Drew and his wife co-found the Springfield, Illinois based improv troupe, Capital City Improv. @drewth-be-told

Tour Director - Carly Stroud

Carly is a New Orleans based director with her BA in Communications and Theatre focusing on acting and directing. She recently completed her MBA in Marketing through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Directing credits include: Literary Cannon Fodder, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Good n' Plenty, and Bonnie & Clyde. In addition, Carly served on the Board of Directors for Springfield Theatre Centre and was a co-founder/director/performer of Capital City Improv. @carlykay42

Playwright - Justin Maxwell

Justin Maxwell writes strange, funny, scary plays.
His collection of short plays, A Blinded Horse Dreams of Hippocampi and Other Plays, is available from Alligator Pear Publishing. Many of his longer plays are available here on NPX.
He is an associate professor teaching playwriting in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans.

Original Direction - R'myni Watson

R’Myni is a Director/Choreographer from Baton Rouge, LA.  She is a graduate of Jackson State University and is currently pursuing her MFA in Theatre (Directing) at the University of New Orleans. Some of the productions she has directed include; Body Awareness (JSU), These Four Women (JSU), Crowning Day (International Museum of Muslims Cultures), Marie Antoinette’s Head, and Exhausted Paint (UNO). She hopes to continue to bring awareness to taboo subject matter and highlight the experiences of BIPOC and local artists in a way that shares their cultural narrative; paving the way for future generations to see people of color and community artists in this industry.

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Redline Contemporary Art Center

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance is on the east side of the building off of 24th St.

Parking: There is some parking in the alley on the south side of the building, and street parking

Accessibility: There is a ramp to the main entrance and ADA bathrooms

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show