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George Birimisa papers
1998-22  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Birimisa papers
    Dates: 1974-1982
    Collection Number: 1998-22
    Creator/Collector: Birimisa, George
    Extent: 1 half manuscript box
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: This collection contains materials related to playwright, actor and director, George Birimisa. Birisima, who was born in Santa Cruz, contributed to the explosion of gay theater in the mid-1960s during the early years of Off-Off-Broadway. The bulk of the collection covers the years he lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    George Birimisa papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Greg Carlisle on April 16, 1998. Gift of George Birimisa on May 24, 1998.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains materials related to playwright, actor and director, George Birimisa. Birisima, who was born in Santa Cruz, contributed to the explosion of gay theater in the mid-1960s during the early years of Off-Off-Broadway. The bulk of the collection covers the years he lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It includes correspondence from Birisima to his friend Greg Carlisle, along with biographies of people mentioned in the letters; typescripts, flyers and reviews of three of his plays: "A Dress Made of Diamonds," which premiered in Los Angeles in 1976; a draft of "A Rainbow in the Night," which won a Drama-Logue Award in 1978; and a new vision of his 1968 play, "Mr. Jello." There is also a flyer for "Pogey Bait"; photographs of Birimisa and friends in Los Angeles and San Francisco, circa 1976-1980; and an autographed copy of "Gay Sunshine Journal," with a story by Birisima.

    Indexing Terms

    Theater
    California (Central & Southern California)