12 episodes

We’re everywhere. We always have been and always will be. With surging LGBT+ representation in popular culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t visible. But – not so very long ago – presenting the gay experience on stage was extremely risky business.

In Out Lines, we explore the forgotten history of gay theater in the United States through the plays of our most influential writers.

Gay theater didn’t begin with Boys in the Band. Uncover the truth with us in Out Lines.

Out Lines Podcast Virginia Baeta, Mark Finley, Jordan Schildcrout

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

We’re everywhere. We always have been and always will be. With surging LGBT+ representation in popular culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t visible. But – not so very long ago – presenting the gay experience on stage was extremely risky business.

In Out Lines, we explore the forgotten history of gay theater in the United States through the plays of our most influential writers.

Gay theater didn’t begin with Boys in the Band. Uncover the truth with us in Out Lines.

    Why Out Lines? Why Now She Dances?

    Why Out Lines? Why Now She Dances?

    In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - introduce the themes of this season and demonstrate how Doric Wilson's Now She Dances is the right play for right now.
    Episode Two ETA - June 15, 2021.
    Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances
    Read up on the playwright Doric Wilson
    Learn more about TOSOS tososnyc.org
    References from Episode 1: Caffe Cino - Article from the National Park Service
    A good article on censorship in U.S. Theatre (from Seattle Rep)
    Che! (stage play) and obscenity - Village Voice article (1970)
    Lenny (film) - IMDB entry
    The imprisonment of Oscar Wilde - History.com entry

    • 16 min
    Introduction to off-off-Broadway | NSD Act I Scenes 1-7

    Introduction to off-off-Broadway | NSD Act I Scenes 1-7

    In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - start walking through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD) with a brief interlude about the origins and purpose of off-off-Broadway theatre.
    Episode Two ETA - June 29, 2021.
    References from Episode 2 From the Now She Dances! discussion: Metatheatre (Meta) - Wikipedia entry
    Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author - Project Gutenberg eBook
    The soubrette - Hidden Secrets of the Soubrette (editorial)
    Molière's Tartuffe (Dorine) - Project Gutenberg eBook
    Franklin Pangborn - An introduction to a neglected star
    Rollerena - From The Center's archives
    From the off-off-Broadway interlude: About off-off-Broadway - 1975 NY Times article
    The Little Theater Movement / Provincetown Playhouse - Scholarly article from literariness.org
    W.E.B. Du Bois / Harlem Renaissance - Scholarly article from CONTINUUM: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance
    Episode transcript is available at outlinespod.com.

    • 28 min
    Historical intersections | NSD Act I Scenes 8-11

    Historical intersections | NSD Act I Scenes 8-11

    Show notes: In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - continue strolling through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD) with a brief interlude about LGBTQ historical milestones that informed the first drafts of the play.
    Episode Four ETA - July 13, 2021.
    Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!
    Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson
    Learn more about TOSOS – tososnyc.org
    Read Oscar Wilde's Salome – Project Gutenberg eBook
    Read Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest – Project Gutenberg eBook
    From the historical intersections interlude: LGBTQ Rights Timeline (US History) - Detailed timeline from educational resource
    On the decline in theatre censorship (60s/70s) - An article by our own Jordan Schildcrout
    Lanford Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright - Wikipedia entry
    Robert Patrick's The Haunted Host - Caffe Cino Photo Archive (includes play text)
    Amiri Baraka's The Toilet - CONTINUUM Journal article
    The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS) History - From the TOSOS website
    Theater of the Ridiculous (Charles Ludlam) - Wikipedia entry
    Hot Peaches - YouTube video montage of the faces of Hot Peaches

    • 27 min
    Salome | NSD Act I Scenes 12-13

    Salome | NSD Act I Scenes 12-13

    Show notes: In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - continue strolling through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD). This week's history break focuses on the character of Salome and how her story has developed over the ages.
    Episode Five ETA - July 27, 2021.
    Links to the following resources available at outlinespod.com
    Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!
    Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson
    Learn more about TOSOS – tososnyc.org
    Read Oscar Wilde's Salome – Project Gutenberg eBook
    Read Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest – Project Gutenberg eBook
    References from Episode Four
    From the Now She Dances! discussion:
    Tom Stoppard's Rosencranz & Guildenstern are Dead - Wikipedia entry
    From the Salome Interlude
    Salome in the Bible - Story as told in the Book of Mark (NIV)
    Flavius Josephus Versions - In The Antiquities of the Jews (Project Gutenberg Text)
    Virgin/Whore Complex - TVtropes.org wiki
    About the femme fatale - TVtropes.org wiki
    Salome - Iconic Femme Fatale - User-created gallery
    About Salome in 18th Century (Dijkstra) - From an article on gender - Victorianweb.org
    Sarah Bernhardt - Wikipedia entry
    Aubrey Beardsley Illustrations - From the British Library
    Flaubert's Herodias - Project Gutenberg Text

    • 33 min
    The Doric Wilson Episode | Intermission

    The Doric Wilson Episode | Intermission

    In this "Intermission" episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - step away from the play, Now She Dances!, and take a closer look at the playwright, Doric Wilson.

    We will return to Now She Dances! in our next episode.

    Episode Six ETA - August 24, 2021.

    Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com
    Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS at tososnyc.org Want to request a manuscript of one of Doric's plays? – Send us a message
    References from Episode Five Don Shewey / Doric Wilson Interview - From Don Shewey's website
    Edmund White / Doric Wilson conversation - Video - YouTube
    2007 Independent Theatre (IT) Award Lifetime Achievement Acceptance - Video - YouTube
    Doric Wilson obituary by Patricia Nell Warren - From the On the Purple Circuit Website
    Doric's Stonewall Interview - American Experience video
    The history of coming out - From The Conversation
    The Glines - Photo gallery
    "Envisioning Queer Liberation: The Performance of Communal Visibility in Doric Wilson's Street Theater" (by our very own Dr. Schildcrout) - Project Muse article

    • 30 min
    Historical Intersections II | NSD Act II Scenes 1-5

    Historical Intersections II | NSD Act II Scenes 1-5

    Virginia, Mark and Jordan (with continued support from the TOSOS acting company) return for Act II of Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!. For this episode's history break, we resume our discussion of the play's relationship to its times.
     
    Episode Seven ETA - September 7, 2021.
     
    Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com
    Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!
    Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson
    Learn more about TOSOS at tososnyc.org
    Want to request a manuscript of one of Doric's plays? – Send us a message
    References from Episode Six Moloch, The Machine - YouTube clip from Fritz Lang's Metropolis
    Sabina From Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth - YouTube Clip, 1983 Old Globe Theatre production
    Removal from list of psychological disorders (1973) - NIH National Library of Medicine Article
    First out elected politician (1974) - NBC News Feature Article
    NYC Bankruptcy / Ford to City: Drop Dead (1975) - History Channel Video
    Don't Ask Don't Tell (1993) - History Channel Article
    Will & Grace (1998, 2017) - Vox Article
    Matthew Shepard (1998) - "Our Story" page from The Matthew Shepard Foundation Website
    Salome's Modernity (2011) - Scholarly work by Petra Dierkes-Thrun

    • 30 min

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