by Estelle Rosen
Anna Fuerstenberg was one of the founding members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is currenty working on a film script, A SHIP IN THE ANDES, and a play, THE GUERRILLA CAREGIVER.
Do women over 40 have increasingly less opportunities to work in theatre?
We became Women in Theatre and soon sent Rina’s report to every Artistic Director and granting agency in the country. Soon, the men in the Playwrights Guild stopped asking why we needed a ‘women’s caucus’. For a short time things did get better and today women playwrights are also seen and produced much more often. However the truth is that a male actor has a long career whereas a woman is basically done after 50 if not 40.