Ron Vawter was an American actor and writer. A founding member of The Wooster Group, Vawter appeared in most of their early work, as well as performing in productions by Mabou Mines, the Performance Group, and Jeff Weiss. In addition to more experimental work Vawter performed in several films including King Blank, Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs and Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Vawter is perhaps best known for his 1992 piece Roy Cohn/Jack Smith. This solo show explored sexual identity through the lives of two homosexual characters: Roy Cohn, the US attorney famous for his activity during the McCarthy hearings, and Jack Smith, underground cinematographer. This piece was filmed at The Kitchen in 1993 during an artist residency for the Pomodori Foundation. That same year Vawter also directed and performed in Queer and Alone with Marianne Weems at The Kitchen.
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