The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS) is New York City’s oldest and longest producing LGBTQ+ theater company.

We are dedicated to an honest and open exploration of the life experiences and cultural sensibilities of the LGBTQ+ community and to preserving and promoting our literary past in a determined effort to keep our theatrical heritage alive.

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Bar Dykes

July/August 2019

Bar Dykes

By Merril Mushroom
Directed by Mark Finley and Virginia Baeta

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Cast: Amy Bizjak*, Kiebpoli Calnek*, Uré Egbuho, Alex Guhde, Brooke M. Haney*, Azalea Lewis, Kimberly Singh, Moira Stone*, Angie Tennant*, Emily Verla, Jeanette Villafane

* Member, Actors’ Equity Association

The cast of TOSOS’s summer 2019 production of Merril Mushroom’s BAR DYKES

This summer of Stonewall 50 and World Pride, The Other Side Of Silence (TOSOS), NYC’s longest-producing LGTBQ+ theater company, continues to honor our community’s history by bringing Merril Mushroom’s long-lost play, BAR DYKES, for it’s premiere on the NYC stage.

Directed by Virginia Baeta and Mark Finley, the audience steps behind a nondescript door where it’ll find a very distinct clientele and world of butches and femmes.  Playwright Mushroom, drawing on her experiences as a lesbian in the Deep South and New York City in the pre-Stonewall era, transports us into the hidden subculture of lesbian society in mid-century America, and into the women and their relationships in a precarious time.

Follow 11 bar dykes as they drink, dance, date, duke it out, and grab a few undisturbed moments. BAR DYKES will be an immersive staging so the audience can experience and eavesdrop on a girls’ night out captured in time as it once was.

July 11 – August 3 at The Flea, NYC

Address: 20 Thomas Street, New York City

All performances are at 7pm

Thursday through Saturday – July 11-13
Wednesday through Saturday – July 17 – August 3

Tickets: $32 (including theater restoration fee)

July 12th, 2019 – Bar Dykes Panel 

Join us for a short panel immediately following the performance. Cassandra Langer (Moderator), Rena Carney, Rose Norman and the voice of Merril Mushroom (Playwright) via phone.

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