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BEHOLD! ‘Roy Cohn / Jack Smith / Ron Vawter’ performed by TYLER MATTHEW OYER
June 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT$15.00 – $20.00
The piece is an indirect indictment of that society and a look at two bizarrely fascinating gay individuals. This adaptation features archival material of Vawter speaking about his production and is the first re-staging of the work since his death in 1994.
Credits, Collaborators: Written by Gary Indiana and Jack Smith. This performance is based off of Roy Cohn / Jack Smith; conceived by Ron Vawter and directed by Gregory Mehrten.
Called an “interdisciplinary gospel immortalist” by Kembra Pfahler of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Tyler Matthew Oyer is an artist, writer, organizer, and educator based in Los Angeles. By researching diverse modalities of activism (ACT UP, ridiculous/queer theatre, Brechtian theatre, surrealism, and underground music) his performance works generate an intergenerational dialogue around politics, seeking new ways of articulating the connection between various systems of oppression from the past and the present in an attempt to grapple with our collective political future. He has performed at MoMA PS1, REDCAT, The Getty Museum, dOCUMENTA (13), Hammer Museum, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Munch Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Bergen Kunstall, Rogaland Kunstsenter, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, High Desert Test Sites, Highways Performance Space, Human Resources LA, Silencio Paris, MIX NYC, and the Orange County Museum of Art. He has written works of performance including CALLING ALL DIVAS, GONE FOR GOLD, Shimmy Shake Earthquake, La Bola Negra, and 100 Years of Noise: Beyoncé is ready to receive you now. Oyer is the founder of tir journal, an online platform for queer, feminist, and underrepresented voices. He received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2012.