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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith : a work in progress [videorecording]

Title
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith : a work in progress [videorecording] / Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, presents ; conceived and performed by Ron Vawter ; co-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.
Publication
Columbus, Ohio, 1992.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (103 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Alternative Title
  • Ron Vawter as Jack Smith
  • Ron Vawter as Roy Cohn
Subjects
Genre/Form
Drama.
Note
  • A videorecording of the New York production of this play, taped by the Wooster Group at the Performing Garage on June 3, 1992, is available on NCOV 1129. A videorecording of a later performance at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London is available on NCOV 2475.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Lighting, Jennifer Tipton ; designer/production coordinator, Clay Shirky ; costumes, Ellen McCartney ; music, Vito Ricci ; prod. manager, James Johnson.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 20, 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 2629
Title
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith : a work in progress [videorecording] / Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, presents ; conceived and performed by Ron Vawter ; co-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.
Imprint
Columbus, Ohio, 1992.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Lighting, Jennifer Tipton ; designer/production coordinator, Clay Shirky ; costumes, Ellen McCartney ; music, Vito Ricci ; prod. manager, James Johnson.
Performer
Featuring Ron Vawter as Roy Cohn and Jack Smith; with Clay Shirky as Chico.
Event
Videotaped at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 20, 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.
Local Note
Gift of Gregory F. Mehrten.
Added Author
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.
Shirky, Clay, actor.
Weems, Marianne, conceptor.
Weems, Marianne, producer.
Tipton, Jennifer, lighting designer.
McCartney, Ellen, costume designer.
Ricci, Vito, arranger of music.
Johnson, James, production personnel.
Wexner Center for the Arts.
Ohio State University.
Mehrten, Greg, donor.
Added Title
Title on tape: Ron Vawter as Roy Cohn
Title on tape: Ron Vawter as Jack Smith
Research Call Number
NCOV 2629
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