Dr. Tara Goldstein
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at The University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
Tara Goldstein is a professor and playwright in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is also the Founding Director of Gailey Road Productions, a theatre company that produces research-informed theatre on social and political issues that affect us all. Tara’s historical drama Lost Daughter won the annual Canadian Jewish Playwriting Contest in 2005, and was performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival in July 2008. Harriet’s House was performed at Hart House Theatre as part of the Toronto Pride Week Festival in July 2010 and was published as part of Tara’s book Staging Harriet’s House: Writing and Producing Research-Informed Theatre (Peter Lang 2012). Ana's Shadow, the sequel to Harriet’s House was published in the Canadian Theatre Review (2012) and in the anthology Zero Tolerance and Other Plays: Disrupting Xenophobia, Racism and Homophobia in School (Sense Publishers 2013). Both Harriet¹s House and Ana's Shadow have been professionally digitally recorded and are available for download in along with discussion guides at www.gaileyroad.com. Harriet's House has been translated into Spanish and will be performed at La Festival Rosa in Bogotá, Colombia, in July 2014.
Tara is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PCG), was the Chair of PCG¹s Women Caucus from 2010-2012, and participated in the 2012 Women Playwrights International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Tara also curates Women Writing Letters, a fundraising literary event for Gailey Road that takes place four times a year. Women Writing Letters will begin its fourth season in October 2014.