Rebecca Burton is the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager at Playwrights Guild of Canada, as well as the Co-organizer of Equity in Theatre (EIT), an initiative designed to redress the underrepresentation of women and other marginalized communities in the theatre sector.
Rebecca has a BA in theatre and history from the University of Guelph, an MA in theatre from the University of Victoria, and she is a PhD ABD in theatre (though currently lapsed) at the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.
Rebecca has a wealth of theatre experience, having worked as a practitioner in various capacities, including actor, collective creationist, director, dramaturg, playwright, stage manager, and technician. In addition to arts administration, she has also worked as an educator, teaching theatre and literature at Brock, Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa, and York Universities.
As well, Rebecca freelances as an editor and researcher, for instance, having compiled and written Adding It Up: The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre, the final report for the 2006 national study on equity and Canadian Theatre, which can viewed at: http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/sites/default/files/AddingItUp.pdf.
Rebecca loves working at PGC, championing and advocating for Canadian playwrights!
The Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is a national association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage. PGC champions the role of the playwright in the creation of a vibrant theatre community. www.playwrightsguild.ca
EIT is an inclusive, multi-faceted, and multi-partnered initiative designed to remedy existent inequities in the cultural sector. To learn more visit www.facebook.com/EquityinTheatre or http://www.eit.playwrightsguild.ca.