Doric Wilson, Playwright and Gay Activist, Dies at 72
By Robert Simonson
08 May 2011
Doric Wilson, an early figure in New York's Off-Off-Broadway scene who was as big a champion of gay theatre as he was of gay rights in general, died May 7, according to friends. He was 72.
Mr. Wilson was one of the first resident playwrights at the legendary Caffe Cino in Greenwich Village, where many fledgling Off-Off-Broadway playwrights cut their teeth. His comedy And He Made A Her opened there in 1961. Only two years in New York, and not wanting people to think the work was his first produced play, he attended performances in three-piece suits with a trench coat tossed over his shoulders. "I also drank brandy and soda," he recalled.
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