Wilson (Doric) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2012-006

Dates

  • 1957-1984 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [2 folders]

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  • Abstract

    Play programs, playbills, flyers, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, publicity photographs, negatives, and other material, 1957-1984, documenting the career of playwright, director, and gay activist Doric Wilson. Wilson was a pioneer of the alternative theater movement in New York during the early 1960s, and in 1974, he co-founded The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS), the first professional gay theater company in New York City.

  • Biographical Note

    Born in Los Angeles in 1939, playwright, producer, director and gay activist Doric Wilson achieved early success with a series of satirical plays produced off-off-Broadway in the early 1960s. He was an active participant in the civil rights, anti-war, and gay rights movement during the the 1960s and 1970s and claims to have been present at the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969. In 1974, he co-founded The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS), "the first professional theatre company to deal openly and honestly with the gay experience."

  • Access

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  • Publication Rights

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  • Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Doric Wilson Papers, Coll2012-006, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

  • Processing Information

    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

  • Scope and Content

    Play programs, playbills, flyers, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, publicity photographs, negatives, and other material, 1957-1984, documenting the career of playwright, director, and gay activist Doric Wilson. Wilson was a pioneer of the alternative theatre movement in New York during the early 1960s; in 1974 he was a co-founder of The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS),the first professional gay theatre company in New York City. Wilson was also an active participant in the civil rights, anti-war, and gay rights movements during the the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Folder
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-2

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