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Staging Harriet’s House

Writing and Producing Research-Informed Theatre


Tara Goldstein

Presenting an exciting alternative way to share research, this book describes the production of Harriet’s House, a play about transnational adoption in a same-sex family, for the 2010 Toronto Pride Festival. In addition to practical advice for anyone interested in producing their own work, Staging Harriet’s House engages with such topics as the purpose of producing research-informed theatre, writing and workshopping such plays, and the myriad of details involved in bringing a play to the stage. Readers will find references to work by American, Australian, British, and other Canadian research-informed theatre artists. The text includes the script that was performed in the 2010 production of the play, as well as a selected bibliography on research-informed theatre.