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  • Gay for Pay Productions in association with Crow's Theatre
  • Curtis Campbell and Daniel Krolik
  • Curtis Campbell
  • Nov 16 - Nov 27, 2022
  • $25 – $30
  • 60 minutes no intermission
  • Studio Theatre
  • Details

    Every actor knows there is nothing more prestigious than bravely playing gay. But is your pesky heterosexuality getting in the way of booking a one-way ticket to award season? 

    Join Blake and Clay, two seasoned gay actors, as they teach you to play gay and make LGBTQ about YOU. Go from straight to straight up booked! Let their lived experience get your acting career off life support! Because representation matters, but their representation hasn't called in ages.

    The Toronto Fringe sellout hit lands at Streetcar Crowsnest after winning the Second City Award For Outstanding Comedy and Patron’s Pick.

    Toronto Star raved “I could go on quoting every line in this hour-long play, because so many of them are perfectly calibrated mic drops,” while NOW Magazine hailed it as “Straight Up Brilliant”.

    GAY FOR PAY is “razor sharp satire” (Glenn Sumi) that delivers “a punchy gag-a-second whirlwind” (Istvan Dugalin).

    Jonathan Wilson (performer) is a Governor General’s Award and Gemini Award nominee, as well as a multi-Dora award nominee and winner. Credits include My Own Private Oshawa, The Lion King, and The Normal Heart.

    Daniel Krolik (writer and performer) has performed across Canada with companies such as Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Studio 180 Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, and Bluewater Summer Playhouse.

    Curtis Campbell (writer and director) is a writer and theatre artist. His debut novel Dragging Mason County will be published by Annick Press in 2023.

    Download the digital programme here: https://www.crowstheatre.com/uploads/2022-2023 Season/GayForPay_Program.pdf

    For the safety of performers and patrons sharing the Studio space, Gay for Pay Productions requires all patrons to wear masks during the performance. This is in addition to the Crow's Theatre policy where masking is required throughout the facility and during performances every Tuesday and Sunday.

  • The Team


    • Daniel Krolik - Blake
    • Jonathan Wilson - Clay


    • Curtis Campbell - Playwright and Director
    • Daniel Krolik - Playwright
    • James Hyett - Stage Manager
    • Rachel Kennedy - Producer