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Welcome to Gailey Road Audio. Gailey Road is a place where “research meets theatre and theatre meets research”. Gailey Road Audio produces the podcast Gender. Sexuality. School. and has begun producing audio-plays. Our first audio-play Out at School (2021) was created from excerpts from interviews undertaken with 37 LGBTQ families about their experiences in Ontario schools between 2014 and 2020. Our second audio-play, The Love Booth and Other Plays (coming in 2023) is a set of seven short plays about queer and trans activism and care in the 1970s and early 1980s. Listen to Scene 1 of The Love Booth here.

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Welcome to Gailey Road Audio. Gailey Road is a place where “research meets theatre and theatre meets research”. Gailey Road Audio produces the podcast Gender. Sexuality. School. and has begun producing audio-plays. Our first audio-play Out at School (2021) was created from excerpts from interviews undertaken with 37 LGBTQ families about their experiences in Ontario schools between 2014 and 2020. Our second audio-play, The Love Booth and Other Plays (coming in 2023) is a set of seven short plays about queer and trans activism and care in the 1970s and early 1980s. Listen to Scene 1 of The Love Booth here.

    Coming Soon: The Love Booth and Other Plays

    Coming Soon: The Love Booth and Other Plays

    Our next project, The Love Booth and Other Plays is a set of seven short plays that share stories of queer lives and queer activism and care in the 1970s and early 1980s.  The title play The Love Booth tells the story of how a group of lesbian and gay activists pushed the American Psychology Association to take homosexuality off its Diagnostic Statistical Manual in 1973 so that homosexuality was no longer considered an illness that needed to be cured.  

    Gailey Road is planning to perform The Love Booth and Other Plays (either on stage or virtually) during 2023 Toronto Pride Festival to mark the 50th anniversary of this successful moment of queer activism.  A full list of the seven plays is included at the end of this letter.  The performances will feature the work of a diverse group of White, BIPOC, and queer and trans theatre artists, many of whom have worked with Gailey Road in the past.  They will also feature the music of Kate Reid and the visual art of benjamin lee hicks.

    • 8 min
    Out At School (Part 1): Pushing the Envelope (Scenes 1-7)

    Out At School (Part 1): Pushing the Envelope (Scenes 1-7)

    Part 1 of Out at School begins with a scene called “We Still Have to Fight” which introduces one of the major themes of the play:  LGBTQ parents and students have to fight and advocate to make sure their families are recognized and legitimized at school. 

    Part 1 ends with Kate Reid’s song Pushing the Envelope which speaks to the ways LGBTQ parents and students have to explain their families and relationships to school principals, teachers and staff. 
    To learn more about the LGBTQ Families Speak Out Project, visit our website here.

    About Gailey Road Productions:

    Gailey Road is an independent theatre company that stages research-based theatre about contemporary human, social, and political issues that affect us all.  Established in January 2007 by Artistic Director, performed ethnographer and playwright Tara Goldstein, Gailey Road has worked with over 60 writers and 80 theatre artists in the last 14 years.

    Gailey Road is committed to fostering dialogue around issues of systematic anti-semitism, cisheteronormativity, racism, and settler colonialism, particularly in schooling.  We are also committed to promoting LGBTQ+ voices both on and offstage. 

    • 29 min
    Out At School (Part 2): What Would It Take to Let Love Be the Way? (Scenes 8-16)

    Out At School (Part 2): What Would It Take to Let Love Be the Way? (Scenes 8-16)

    Part 2 of Out at School features two scenes that discuss the ways Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated in schools.  It ends with Kate Reid’s song Let Love Be The Way which continues Kate’s reflection on the ways LGBTQ parents and students need to explain themselves at school. 

    In the song, Kate talks about how LGBTQ families often need to justify their identities, bodies, and pronouns at school.  The entire song is composed of a set of questions directed to school principals, teachers and staff who identify as heterosexual and cisgender and asks them to think about their answers to these questions.

    To learn more about the LGBTQ Families Speak Out Project, visit our website here.
    About Gailey Road Productions:
    Gailey Road is an independent theatre company that stages research-based theatre about contemporary human, social, and political issues that affect us all.  Established in January 2007 by Artistic Director, performed ethnographer and playwright Tara Goldstein, Gailey Road has worked with over 60 writers and 80 theatre artists in the last 14 years.
    Gailey Road is committed to fostering dialogue around issues of systematic anti-semitism, cisheteronormativity, racism, and settler colonialism, particularly in schooling.  We are also committed to promoting LGBTQ+ voices both on and offstage. 

    • 35 min
    Out At School (Part 3): Risking Hope (Scenes 17-22)

    Out At School (Part 3): Risking Hope (Scenes 17-22)

    Part 3 of Out at School ends with a scene called “Risk Hope” summarizing another key theme of the play. Although they currently have to fight and advocate to make sure their families are recognized at school, LGBTQ parents and students still maintain hope that schools are capable of change and that one day they won’t need to be pushing the envelope.   

    Part 3 ends with Kate Reid’s song Risk Hope which puts out the idea that storytelling, for example the stories and testimonies the families share in Out at School is vital to creating social change both inside and outside of school.

    To learn more about the LGBTQ Families Speak Out Project, visit our website here.

    About Gailey Road Productions:
    Gailey Road is an independent theatre company that stages research-based theatre about contemporary human, social, and political issues that affect us all.  Established in January 2007 by Artistic Director, performed ethnographer and playwright Tara Goldstein, Gailey Road has worked with over 60 writers and 80 theatre artists in the last 14 years.
    Gailey Road is committed to fostering dialogue around issues of systematic anti-semitism, cisheteronormativity, racism, and settler colonialism, particularly in schooling.  We are also committed to promoting LGBTQ+ voices both on and offstage. 

    • 33 min
    Gender. Sexuality. School. S1-E0-Trailer-Welcome to Gender. Sexuality. School.

    Gender. Sexuality. School. S1-E0-Trailer-Welcome to Gender. Sexuality. School.

    Goldstein, Tara and Audarson Gudmundson, Helgi. (Producers). (2018, October 17).
    Welcome to Gender. Sexuality. School.

    • 1 min
    Gender. Sexuality. School. S1-E1-Living in the new gender culture

    Gender. Sexuality. School. S1-E1-Living in the new gender culture

    Goldstein, Tara and Audarson Gudmundson, Helgi. (Producers). (2018, October 17). 
    ​Tara interviews Lee Airton from Queen’s University about their new book Gender Your Guide:  What to Say, What to Know and What to Do in the New Gender Culture.

    • 17 min

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