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Doric Wilson Papers, 1957-1984 Coll2012.006
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  • Title: Doric Wilson Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.006
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1-2
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [2 folders]
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1984
    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.
    creator: Wilson, Doric

    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.

    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.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    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."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay activists
    Gay community--New York (State)--New York
    Gay liberation movement
    Gay theater
    Homosexuality and theater