Rebecca works as an editor, educator, researcher, and theatre practitioner, and she is the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager at Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Rebecca Burton is the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager at Playwrights Guild of Canada, where she also co-founded Equity in Theatre (EIT), an initiative designed to redress the under-representation of women and other marginalized communities in Canadian theatre (www.equityintheatre.com). Rebecca also works as an editor, educator, researcher, and theatre practitioner. She is the author of the benchmark report, “Adding It Up: The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre” (2006), she co-edited the Winter 2016 edition of Canadian Theatre Review, she is the editor of Long Story Short: An Anthology of (Mostly) 10-Minute Plays (Playwrights Canada Press, 2016), and she has published in various industry journals (alt.theatre, CTR, TRiC). 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 from the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.