Two years ago, Margaret Thompson brought her deep connections in the arts and theatre sectors and her partnership building skills to Equity with the goal of championing Artists on a National Level. Her work on the negotiation of the current Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA), COVID-19 Addendum, Stratford Festival Addendum and her leadership of the Equity Theatre Business Representatives’ team through the myriad of unique production arrangements required during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel this goal.
Margaret has been a professional negotiator and arts manager for over 15 years whose international experiences include supporting artists as a casting director, film and theatre producer and music festival manager. Margaret holds an MA in Performance Studies from the Central School of Speech & Drama (London, UK) and continuing education certificates in Entertainment Law through Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition, Margaret worked in the unique position of heading the Creatives Department for a prominent North American talent agency and representing an exceptional roster of live theatre Directors, Choreographers, Fight Directors, Musical Directors and Designers before joining Equity.