Sharmon J. Hilfinger is a San Francisco Bay Area playwright and producer. In 1998, she founded BootStrap Theater Foundation with a mission to help bootstrap theater artists to visibility. Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina is her fifth play with music written in collaboration with composer Joan McMillen, and their third play tackling environmental issues. Imaginal Disks: A Tale of Transformation (2001) explores manipulating both nature (GMOs) and human nature; got water? (2003) is an environmental activist play for high school actors. Their two other plays with music are Tell It Slant (2009 & 2010), about Emily Dickinson and Hanging Georgia about Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (2011 & 2013). Hanging Georgia is scheduled for a production next spring at Columbia College in Columbia, SC. Sharmon's other full-length plays include An Ideal Mother (1993), A History of Things that Never Happened, and Deuce (2006).