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Doric Wilson Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1-2
Identifier: Coll2012-006

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.

Dates

  • 1957-1984

Creator

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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."

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ([2 folders])

Language of Materials

English

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.

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.

Creator

Title
Doric Wilson Papers, 1957-1984
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

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