Senior Membership Manager
Rebecca Stump recently joined PEN America as the Sr. Membership Manager. Before joining the PEN team, she was the Director of Member Services at the Dramatists Guild of America, the national association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
In addition to her primary responsibilities at the Dramatists Guild relating to membership management, she also managed the Guild’s Opera Committee, Membership Committee, and Intern Program, served on the Publications Committee, and was the Editor of the annual DG Resource Directory. During her tenure, Rebecca also led a joint project with the Lilly Awards Foundation, “The Count,” a study of gender parity in regional theatre. The Count has been featured in The Dramatist, American Theatre, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and IndieWire.
Rebecca honed her fundraising and development skills within the Development Department at the Metropolitan Opera and served as Executive Director of New York Opera Exchange through four successful seasons of well-reviewed, often sold-out operatic productions. She has presented and/or served as a panelist at conferences and universities across the United States on topics such as self-production for dramatists, audition techniques, and gender parity in American theatre. Rebecca holds a BA in Political Science and Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.