Gailey Road Productions

Where research meets theatre and theatre meets research.

Welcome to Gailey Road, where research meets theatre and theatre meets research. Founded in January 2007 by Artistic Director Tara Goldstein Gailey Road is an independent theatre company based in Toronto. Since 2007, we have worked with over 65 writers and 95 theatre artists and artist-researchers.

First image: Credit: Out at School benjamin lee hicks (2019)
Second image: Credit: The Love booth benjamin lee hicks (2022)


Current Work

The Love Booth and Other Plays








The Love Booth and Other Plays

By Tara Goldstein with Alec Butler and Jenny Salisbury

Coming to Toronto Pride in June 2023

One performance only!
Friday June 9, 2023, 7:30 pm, Reception following performance
William Doo Auditorium, New College, University of Toronto (wheelchair accessible)
45 Willcocks (Willcocks and Spadina)
Toronto, ON M5S 2H3
Admission free, but registration is essential. Space is limited.

Image credit: benjamin lee hicks (2019)

The Love Booth and Other Plays is a set of seven short plays that share stories of a variety of queer lives and queer activism in the 1970s and early 1980s.

The title play The Love Booth tells the story of how two lesbian activists and one masked gay psychiatrist 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.

Out at School

Gailey Road’s verbatim audio-play

LGBTQ Families Speak Out (2014-2020) is an arts-based testimonial research project that features interviews with LGBTQ families across Ontario sharing their experiences in public schools. The study includes:

  • an archive of approximately 300 video clips from the interviews available at 
  • a verbatim audio-play, called Out at Schoolwhich includes direct conversations and monologues from the interviews and three original songs.

    The play is divided into 3 parts, with each part ending with an original song composed and sung by Canadian queer folk musician Kate Reid. Each of Kate’s songs are based the testimonies and stories the families shared in the interviews.

    Where research meets theatre and theatre meets research.

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