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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Title
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith [videorecording] / [Produced by] Garage Productions, a division of the Wooster Group ; Elizabeth LeCompte, artistic director ; conceived and performed by Ron Vawter ; created by Gregory Mehrten, Clay Shirky, Ron Vawter, and Marianne Weems ; "Roy Cohn" written by Gary Indiana ; "Jack Smith" written by Jack Smith ; director, Gregory Mehrten ; assistant director/producer, Marianne Weems ; [video prod. company] Character Generators, Inc. ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.
Publication
New York, c 1992.

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Videocassette 1Moving imageRestricted useCheck with staffNCOV 1129 Videocassette 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
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Description
2 videocassettes (95 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Drama.
Note
  • Copy of program available.
  • Two other videorecordings of this play are available, one taped at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (NCOV 2629), and one taped at the Institue of Contemporary Arts in London (NCOV 2475).
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Lighting, Jennifer Tipton ; costumes, Ellen McCartney ; designer/production coordinator, Clay Shirky ; music arranged by Vito Ricci ; technical director, Mike Taylor.
Performer (note)
  • Featuring Ron Vawter as Roy Cohn and Jack Smith; with Pedro Rosado, Catherine Brophy, Beatrice Roth, and Elion Sacker.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the Performing Garage, New York, N.Y., June 3, 1992.
Biography (note)
  • Roy Cohn (1927-1986) was a New York-based attorney who achieved national fame while still in his 20s as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy. In later years Cohn was active in conservative causes. Jack Smith (1932-1989) remains best known for his controversial film Flaming Creatures, which was seized at its premiere in 1963 and declared obscene by the New York Criminal Court. In addition to his filmmaking Smith wrote and performed solo performance art pieces. Both Cohn and Smith died from AIDS-related causes.
Call Number
NCOV 1129
OCLC
262840210
Title
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith [videorecording] / [Produced by] Garage Productions, a division of the Wooster Group ; Elizabeth LeCompte, artistic director ; conceived and performed by Ron Vawter ; created by Gregory Mehrten, Clay Shirky, Ron Vawter, and Marianne Weems ; "Roy Cohn" written by Gary Indiana ; "Jack Smith" written by Jack Smith ; director, Gregory Mehrten ; assistant director/producer, Marianne Weems ; [video prod. company] Character Generators, Inc. ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.
Imprint
New York, c 1992.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Lighting, Jennifer Tipton ; costumes, Ellen McCartney ; designer/production coordinator, Clay Shirky ; music arranged by Vito Ricci ; technical director, Mike Taylor.
Cast
Featuring Ron Vawter as Roy Cohn and Jack Smith; with Pedro Rosado, Catherine Brophy, Beatrice Roth, and Elion Sacker.
Event
Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the Performing Garage, New York, N.Y., June 3, 1992.
Summary
Ron Vawter's one-person show in which he portrays attorney Roy Cohn in the first act, and filmmaker/performance artist Jack Smith in the second.
Biography
Roy Cohn (1927-1986) was a New York-based attorney who achieved national fame while still in his 20s as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy. In later years Cohn was active in conservative causes. Jack Smith (1932-1989) remains best known for his controversial film Flaming Creatures, which was seized at its premiere in 1963 and declared obscene by the New York Criminal Court. In addition to his filmmaking Smith wrote and performed solo performance art pieces. Both Cohn and Smith died from AIDS-related causes.
Added Author
LeCompte, Elizabeth, producer.
Indiana, Gary. Roy Cohn.
Smith, Jack, 1932-1989. Jack Smith.
Vawter, Ron, conceptor.
Vawter, Ron, actor.
Mehrten, Greg, conceptor.
Mehrten, Greg, director.
Shirky, Clay, conceptor.
Shirky, Clay, designer.
Weems, Marianne, conceptor.
Weems, Marianne, producer.
Tipton, Jennifer, lighting designer.
McCartney, Ellen, costume designer.
Taylor, Mike, production personnel.
Ricci, Vito, arranger of music.
Brophy, Catherine, actor.
Roth, Beatrice, 1919- actor.
Rosado, Pedro, actor.
Sacker, Elion, actor.
Corwin, Betty L.
Garage Productions, producer.
Wooster Group, producer.
Character Generators/Video.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Research Call Number
NCOV 1129
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