Welcome to Equity in Theatre


EIT Disbands

EQUITY IN THEATRE (EIT) has wrapped up its activities for the time being.

Having completed the four-pronged goals it set for 2014 - 2016, EIT has now disbanded. However, its partner organizations are moving forward with equity initiatives of their own in 2017 and 2018, so the work continues!

EIT's Infographic Mail-Out Campaign is Officially Underway!

EIT and its Steering Committee partners have embarked on a mail-out campaign to raise awareness and disseminate information that will help create impactful and permanent change in the theatre sector.

Call to Action - #52playsbywomen

Want to support and see more work by women playwrights? Participate in #52playsbywomen!

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women Comes to the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

at the False Creek Gym (1318 Cartwright Street)

Ruby Slippers Theatre and Equity in Theatre have partnered with the Fringe to showcase dramatic readings of five new plays by Canadian women playwrights. According to a national study, women account for less than a third of artistic directors, working directors, and produced playwrights in professional Canadian theatre. Hence, Advance Theatre!

New EIT Study!!

A Gender-Based Analysis of Theatre Awards in Canada, 1992 - 2015

This report outlines the results of a study examining a gendered breakdown of Canadian theatre award recipients from 1992 to 2015. The study aims to raise important questions about gender equity in theatre.

EIT Welcomes A New Partner: the DDMAAC!

Equity in Theatre has a new partner: the Deaf, Disability, and Mad Arts Alliance of Canada (DDMAAC), with its Executive Director, Michele Decottignie (also AD of Stage Left Theatre), now sitting on the EIT Steering Committee.

A huge and warm welcome to Michele and the DDMAAC!

EIT News Update - April, 2016

If you aren't signed-up for our newsletter, you can view EIT's updates here!


Hello and happy spring, equity-seeking colleagues!

It’s been a busy time of year with a lot going on.


EIT Releases New "Change in Action" Toolkit for the Theatre Community!

Every time you attend a show, support an artist, or vote in an election, you are helping to shape the direction of Canadian theatre. Want to do more? Here are strategic suggestions and 7-step instructions for creating change!


PGC Women's Caucus Honours Rebecca Burton With 2015 Bra D’Or Award

Photo (Left to Right): Lois Fine, Rebecca Burton, and Alicia Payne.
Photo credit: Rachel Kennedy.

For Immediate Release

EIT Play Reading Series - Plays by Women across Canada

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 19:00
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 20:30

Equity in Theatre's Recommendations for the Theatre Industry

Looking for ways to help create equity in theatre? Check out our recommendations!



Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Equity

EIT Wants to Know Your Thoughts

Have an idea about equity? Thinking of plans to make a difference? Looking for support?  

Email equityintheatre [at] gmail [dot] com, tweet @equityintheatre or find us on facebook (equity in theatre).  Your thoughts are valuable.  How can we make a better world together?

Open Letter to The Globe and Mail

Dear Mr. Nestruck,
We were pleased and excited to read your recent article announcing evalyn parry as the new Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.

#FringeFemme and Onwards

Do you have an upcoming event? Panel? Reading? Performance? Art show? Music?

Do you feel your event promotes women and diversity, either by supporting women artists or through content?

We want to hear from you! Contact equityintheatre@gmail.com or tweet @equityintheatre and we will tweet, post, and promote you. Your voice deserves to be heard, and we want to help you reach a larger audience.

Talk to you soon,

Toronto Fringe: Equity in Theatre

Toronto Fringe starts July 1st!

Equity in Theatre Research Study

ANNOUNCING Equity in Theatre's Study:

Achieveing Equity in Canadian Theatre: A Report with Best Practice Recommendations (2015)

View Equity in Theatre's Research Study Here

Equity in Theatre Livestream on Howlround

Missed Equity in Theatre's Symposium?  No worries! The livestream of our opening and closing panels are saved on Howlround.com

You can watch the livestream anytime here!