Rebecca Burton is the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager at Playwrights Guild of Canada, as well as the Lead 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. More recently, Rebecca co-edited the Winter 2016 “Equity in Theatre” issue of Canadian Theatre Review, and she served as the Editor on Long Story Short: An Anthology of (Mostly) 10-Minute Plays, published by Playwrights Canada Press.
Rebecca loves working at PGC, championing and advocating for Canadian playwrights!