Ron Clark is a co-founder of Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional company.
During his 34 year tenure with Riverside Theatre, he performed in or directed over 200 productions. His performance work includes the one-man play Clarence Darrow, Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, Michael Rowen in the epic Kentucky Cycle, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Joe Keller in All My Sons, and Martin Dysart in Equus.
His directing work on Riverside’s intimate Gilbert Street stage has included everything from world premieres to classics.
Other roles include Leo in Lucky Me, Marvin in Guys on Ice, Burton Strauss in Spinning into Butter, and Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive.
In past summers for Riverside Theatre in the Park, Ron has directed The Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona and performed the roles of Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Sir Oliver Surface in School for Scandal, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Banquo in Macbeth, the title role in King Lear and many others.
Ron also played Pat Garrett on NBC in the television production of The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. He has written four original plays (all produced) including Small Miracles, Coffee and Hope, and Grocery Stories. He co-wrote A Grateful Nation.
Ron holds an MFA degree in acting from the University of Iowa and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (A.E.A.), the union of professional actors and stage managers.