In 1974, Off-Off Broadway veteran Doric Wilson, cabaret star Billy Blackwell and director Peter dell Valle, started the first
professional gay theatre company in NYC. It was called The Other Side of Silence; TOSOS for short.
In 2002, directors Mark Finley and Barry Childs and playwright Wilson resurrected the company as TOSOS II, dedicating it to an
honest and open exploration of the life experience and cultural sensibility of the GLBT community and to
preserving and promoting our literary past in a determined effort to keep our theatrical heritage alive.
In 2004, TOSOS was honored by inclusion in the new permanent theater exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.
In 2007, founder Doric Wilson received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Artistic Achievement.
In 2009, Mark Finley decided to take the company back to its origins, rebranding it TOSOS - The Other Side of Silence.
(The Museum of the City of New York features the Spike 1977 TOSOS production of Doric Wilson’s The West Street Gang)
History • Honorary
Board • Scrapbook
• Staff • Supporters • Company Bios • Links •
Robert Patrick's Hollywood at Sunset
TOSOS is a member of
The New York Innovative Theatre Awards
|United Stages has published the following plays premiered by TOSOS: David Bell's What The F**k! and Bernadette and the Butcher of Broadway; Mark Finley's The Mermaid; Robert Patrick's Hollywood at Sunset; Kathleen Warnock's Rock the Line; Chris Weikel: Gareth & Lynette and Penny Penniworth; and Doric Wilson's And He Made a Her; Street Theater and Now She Dances! They can be purchased online from the Drama Book Store ( www.dramabookshop.com )|
The revival of TOSOS could not have happened had it not been for
Erik Haagensen, Leonard Jacobs& Jack Schlegel
to whom this website is dedicated.
TOSOS — The Other Side of Silence
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