HUNT: A Political Drama
About the Playwright
Jean P. Bordewich has spent her life in and around politics, including many years as a Senate staff member. She started researching the story of Senator Lester Hunt when her office on the third floor of the Russell Senate Office Building was across the hall from the suite that once belonged to Senator Hunt.
The idea for HUNT developed further during many long dinner-table conversations with her husband, Fergus M. Bordewich, an author and historian of American history and the U.S. Congress.
HUNT explores the dangers of extremism, hyper-partisanship and demagoguery in politics through the lens of the fearful Cold War era of the 1950s and the tragic story of Senator Lester Hunt. Bordewich’s experience on Capitol Hill, including more than five years as staff director of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, lends to the script an insider’s understanding of the Senate that few playwrights have.
Bordewich’s 2014 Capital Fringe production, “Marriage, Lizards and Love” is about the insidious and often unrecognized effects of buried trauma in our lives.
Bordewich lives in San Francisco; her work at the
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s program to
strengthen American democracy brings her regularly
to Washington, DC.
Contact: Jeanbordewich@yahoo.com (202) 731-7209