(Jerry Tallmer's article appeared in The Villager, 8/12-8/18.)
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Gutsy TOSOS a good fit for Fringe
There was a time when all over this town you saw signs or scribbles or chalkings that read: SILENCE = DEATH. Even before those years of the Plague — in 1974, to be exact — three young men of talent got together to launch TOSOS (short for The Other Side of Silence), a professional theater company that would defy death by breaking silence on all matters non-heterosexual.
They were playwright Doric Wilson, cabaret star Billy Blackwell, director Peter dell Valle — and their TOSOS lasted more or less until the Plague started killing off audiences, playwrights, directors and performers.