New titles on transnational adoption in same-sex families

Tara Goldstein, a professor at OISE, has just released an incredible set of resources for exploring anti-oppression pedagogy. Her scripts have been written such that they can be performed by an assortment of readers and actors.

Harriet's House book cover

Harriet’s House is a contemporary drama about a mother and her three daughters. The drama unfolds when 17 year old Luisa falls ill visiting the Catholic orphanage in Columbia she spent three years in. Harriet and her new partner Marty travel to Bogotá to bring Luisa home.

This ethnographic play is based on ideas, opinions and stories gathered from adoptive families. A video recording of the theatre production and a corresponding discussion guide are available.

Ana’s Shadow is the sequel to Harriet’s House and is available along with a discussion guide.

Interested in learning more about writing and producing research-informed theatre? Check out Staging Harriet’s House which includes the original play and a selected bibliography on research informed theatre.

Links to the online version of Harriet’s House: and the discussion guide:

Link to the video:

Links to the online version of Ana’s Shadow: and the discussion guide:

Link to the video:

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