Shearer, Jill (1936–)

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Shearer, Jill (1936–)

Australian playwright. Name variations: Jill Patricia Shearer; (pseudonym) Flora McKay. Born April 14, 1936, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; lived mainly in Queensland.

Wrote several full-length and one-act plays; works include Catherine (1977), The Foreman (1978), The Boat (1978), The Family, and Shimada (1989), which was produced on Broadway (1992); also wrote Georgia, about Georgia O'Keeffe (2005).

See also autobiography, Nowhere but Broadway.