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Sharon Stearns

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Dunster
Regions Available: Interior, North, Kootenays
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible to apply for AIC

I am a playwright, actor, dramaturge and producer. I've worked with theatre companies across Canada and also work as a freelance writer. My short fiction has appeared in literary magazines, anthologies and my documentaries and radio plays have been produced by CBC Radio. As artistic producer of Wishbone Theatre Productions, I develop and produce new plays and musical events. Since 1997, I have taught theatre and creative writing, both privately and in the BC school system. Through ArtStarts, I offer artist residency programs in acting, collective theatre creation and creative writing. Member of Actors Equity, Playwrights Guild, BC Federation of Writers.

Classroom Residency(ies)

Contact Me: 250 968-4544, Email, Web

Our Sense Of Place - Through The Eyes Of Our Elders

School Year: 23-24

This is an intergenerational project with intermediate students engaging with community elders to share their stories, memories and history of the area. These stories will be shaped into dramatic pieces that will be presented back to the community at the end of the project.

Performing A Path to Reconciliation

School Year: 23-24

A collaborative project with indigenous performing artist Candace George and K-7 students to share, create and perform stories from different cultures.

We all Have a Story to Tell

School Year: 23-24

Teaching acting and vocal skills and the art of storytelling, focussed on specific themes of social justice and global citizenship. This program celebrates world cultures through theatrical expression.

Testimonials & Reviews

Over the past 4 years I have had the pleasure of working with Sharon Stearns in my classroom. Every year Sharon comes to my school for a two week period. During that time she will expose my kids to a variety drama related activities like drama games, to preparing for a performance. Every year that Sharon comes to the school she is always well prepared and very enthusiastic. My students love when she is there and so do I as she always leaves me with lots of resources. Brad Schmidt - Grade 6/7 teacher - North Shuswap Elementary School, Celista, B.C.

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