Nominated for a Jesse Award
Hunter of Peace is inspired by the real-life adventures of turn-of-the-century botanist and explorer Mary Schaffer Warren who, in 1907, led a dangerous expedition to the headwaters of the Athabasca River, then married a much younger man and settled in Banff. A celebration of the courage and spirit of a very remarkable woman.
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“Sharon Stearn’s lovely, lyrical new play is a compelling romance of female freedom that finds its best expression in some of the play’s more enduring poetry.” —Georgia Straight
About the Author
Sharon Stearns has worked in theatres across Canada as a playwright, actor, and singer. Her play Hunter of Peace was nominated for a Jessie Award, and her short story Brothers was shortlisted for the Journey Prize in 1999. Sharon has also worked as a freelance writer, writing radio documentary and drama for CBC Radio. She is the artistic director of Wishbone Productions, a theatre society dedicated to producing and promoting Canadian theatre and musical events. Sharon lives in BC.