Gloria Swanson ("the goddess of love") wants to produce Camille starring herself and Rudolph Valentino ("the god of love"), directed by Erich Von Stroheim ("the Austrian director") and backed by Mary Pickford ("America's Sweetheart") and Bill Hart ("the Man of the West"). She throws a party for these people to which Erich brings as a date Mae Murray ("The Merry Widow"), and which summer neighbors, writers Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker crash.

What’s not to love?


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TOSOS – The Other Side of Silence
(Doric WilsonMark FinleyBarry Childs)
Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwright Project
play reading series
Kathleen Warnock, director
invites you to join us on

Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 pm
admission free – no reservations needed

"Kids say the darnedest things . . . about silent movies, American mythology and love!"

Robert Patrick's


directed by Mark Finley

cast including:
Paul Batchelor – Ron Bopst – Leo Coney Island – Jamie Heinlein – Rink Hinkson – Deric McNicsh

Janice Mann – Mary Louise Mooney – Adam Raynen – Karen Stanion – Scott Sowers – Chris Weikel

playing time approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (no intermission)

Title graphic by Robert Patrick

Ripley-Grier Studios, Room 16-E
520 Eighth Avenue (between West 37th & 36th)

Directly after the reading, join the TOSOS family and their friends at Zuni
(598 9th Ave at 43rd Street) for a no-host get-together

From the opening of The Haunted Host at the Caffe Cino (1964) to the Broadway run of Kennedy's Children (1974)–still the most telling dramatic dissection of the 1960s; from the publications of more than 50 plays including T-Shirts, Untold Decades, and My Cup Ranneth Over to Hollywood at Sunset–which was presented by TOSOS and won the 2004 oobr award–Robert Patrick has been a major influence in the development of alternative theater.

In 1980 he won the International Thespian Society's Founders Award" for services to theatre and to youth," and in 1995 received the second Robert Chesley Lifetime Award for Gay Playwriting (presented by its first recipient, Doric Wilson).

Patrick retired from theatre in 1990 and now maintains 54 pages of pictures of or related to the Caffe Cino (1958-1968), the birthplace of Off-Off Broadway and gay theatre at: 

(until October 31 when AOL drops its Homepage Program).

A scene from Patrick’s Sound will be included in Duo!:  The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century from Applause Theatre and Cinema books coming in 2009.  Another two-hander from the play will appear on the Stage Voices blog for one month starting Friday, November 24, 2008. 

Patrick lives in Los Angeles ( Visit: today.


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