Wilson (1939–2011) was involved in the development of gay
theater since 1961, and was artistic director of TOSOS too in NYC. He received the
Robert Chesley Award for Lifetime Contribution to Gay Theater in 1994.
He conducted private and classroom workshops in playwrighting.
All of Wilson’s plays are available for free download from his Web site.
- A Perfect Relationship
Romantic comedy. Roommates find their friendship, not to mention apartment, is up for grabs thanks to a trick with a penchant for plants and bedtime stories.
Two-Act: 2 hours – NYC apartment
4M: 1 late 20s; 2 mid 30s; 1 any age
1F: 30s-any age (Tour de force woman’s role)
- Forever After
Romantic satire. The transvestite muses of comedy and tragedy climb down from the proscenium to interrupt the happy forever after ending of a pair of hapless lovers.
One-Act: 1 hour – urban apartment
4M: 2 mid 20s-mid 30s; 2 ageless transvestites
- Now She Dances!
Social satire. The characters from “The Importance of Being Earnest” act out “Salome” in a nightmare metaphor for trial of Oscar Wilde in a subtle scrutiny of homophobia.
Two-Act: 2 hours – bare stage on which an old-fashioned garden set is constructed
4M: 1 late 20s; 1 mid 30s; 2 character
3F: 1 late 20s; 1 mid 30s; 1 character
- Street Theater
Political satire. Drags, dykes, leather men, flower children, cruisers and vice cops on Christopher Street in the hours leading up to the Stonewall riot.
Two-Act: 2 hours – Christopher Street
12M: 10 various; 2 street transvestites
2F: 1 early 20s; 1 mid 30s
- The West Street Gang
Political satire. Patrons of a gay bar band together to protect themselves from a variety of fag bashers — from street punks to political opportunists (including Anita Bryant).
Two-Act: 2 hours – gay bar
13M: 12 various; 1 transvestite