Project: Women Theatre Practitioners Database
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: Playwright’s Guild of Canada – 416-703-0201
Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnership with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and some of thearts industry’s most vital organizations has launched EIT (Equity in Theatre). EIT is a new and inclusive initiative designed to help redress gender inequities in the theatre industry.
Although women form the vast majority of theatre school graduates, support workers, amateur practitioners, and audience members, when it comes to key creative roles in the sector (e.g. AD, director, and playwright), their numbers diminish substantially, dropping below the 35% marker. With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Trillium Foundation, EIT will work for change: fostering dialogue, generating greater awareness of and exposure to Canadian women practitioners, and developing community actions to help rectify industry imbalances. This will be achieved via a multi-faceted and multi-partnered response involving the national community as a whole.
If you identify as a woman theatre practitioner, make sure that you are included in EIT’s database of Canadian women theatre artists, which will provide a resource for the larger community. To do so, fill out the form at the link below, including your biography and photo (8 MB or less).
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: EIT HACKATHON EVENT
On Sunday, March 8, 2015 help celebrate International Women’s Day by hacking the internet! Increase women’s visibility in the arts by adding pages and sites on women in Canadian theatre to online Wiki pages. You can participate from the comfort of your own home, or attend one of the host locations set-up across the country. For more information, and to register for this event, visit the EIT Hackathon website: