Unpacking A Psychologist: The 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:30am - 8:30pm
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Discover one of the pioneers of the LGBT rights movement, Dr. John Fryer of Philadelphia – i.e. “Dr. Anonymous” – in this program combing performance and discussion. Playwright Ain Gordon previews the first excerpt of his upcoming play, with seminal documents from the Fryer collection on view.

When we look back, we cannot know ALL that happened. The historical record is rarely, if ever, complete. When we present history, we fill in the gaps, create the voices that spoke, the characters that lived. Are we creating fiction? Have we made history un-true? Or have we created a more layered truth greater than mere fact? Obie award-winning playwright Ain Gordon and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will explore the intersections of history and fiction, fact and truth, as part of a new two-year project, An Artist Embedded.

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