Doric Wilson Papers, 1957-1984 Coll2012.006

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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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.

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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."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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