Elsa Hiltner (she/her) is a costume designer and a writer and organizer on labor and pay equity issues in theatrical design.
Elsa Hiltner (she/her) is a pay-equity organizer and has extensively researched, written, and activated on pay equity within the arts. She is a co-founder of On Our Team and the creator of the Pay Equity Standards, a system for establishing and publicly recognizing pay equity within an organization. Her essays and data-driven resources on labor and pay equity have inspired systemic change in the theatre industry. Elsa has a background as a theatrical costume designer, is a pay-equity consultant, and is a company member of Collaboraction. In 2021, she was honored with the Michael Merritt Arts Advocate Award. elsahiltner.com.
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