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.
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."