George Birimisa papers

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2020


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)