TOSOS II Home Page

 

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 Wilsons The West Street Gang)

   

Upcoming History Honorary Board Scrapbook
 Staff Supporters Company Bios Links  

 


Ongoing Series

 


Playwrights Project



Musical Theater Project



Solo Show Project

Productions


The Secretaries


Pig Tale


And Sophie Comes Too


Street Theater 2010


The Madness of Lady Bright


WeikelWorks


And He Made a Her


Mark Finley's The Mermaid


Charles Busch's The Lady in Question


New York Minutes


Movie Lover: A Triple Feature

Eisenstein's Monster


Elizabeth Whitney's 
Wonder Woman: The Musical


David Bell's
Bernadette & the Butcher of Broadway

Mark Finley's 
Young Stowaways in Space

Robert Patrick's Hollywood at Sunset

To the WHAT the F**K?!? page.
David Bell's W
HAT the F**K?!?

To the PERFECT RELATIONSHIP page.
Doric Wilson's A Perfect Relationship


  Chris Weikel's Penny Penniworth

To the LOOK AGAIN! page.
LOOK AGAIN!

To the STREET THEATER page.
Doric Wilson's Street Theater

To the TALES TOLD page.
Chris Weikel's Tales Told

 

 

One of the most exciting events. . .is the re-emergence of TOSOS, originally founded in 1974 by Stonewall veteran Doric Wilson. Bacalzo, TheaterMania.com

 

Talk about a prodigy. The infant TOSOS II ran before it could crawl. Marcus, Gay City News

 

Off-Off Broadway at its finest. Hurst, NEXT magazine

 

TOSOS II is proving to be the little theater group that can. . .In gay theater circles, the year's biggest news was the return of The Other Side of Silence, the nation's first professional gay troupe. . .Its reading series, Look Again!, almost instantly established the troupe as the leading light of New York gay theater. . .I can hardly wait to see what this gay theater brain trust has in store. Warman, HX magazine

 

One of the pleasanter aspects of living in the city is discovering a hidden treasure, be it food, entertainment or fun. In this case, it's theater, specifically TOSOS, a revived company dedicated to edgy gay plays. Weinstein, New York Blade

 

 

TOSOS is a member of

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards

(www.nyitawards.com)

and

United Stages

(www.UnitedStages.com)

 

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
PO Box 1192, New York, NY 10113 / (917) 697-3344

e-mail: tososnyc@gmail.com


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Contents 2002-04 by Doric Wilson