Sten’s work in professional theatre spans almost 40 years. As an actor, he has also worked extensively in TV and film, with Gene Wilder, Charlton Heston, David Carradine. On stage, Sten’s career has ranged from cutting-edge new play creation to the acting company of the Stratford Festival. Inspired by Robin Phillips, Sten turned to directing in the late 1980’s. In Sweden, his work was showcased three consecutive years at an annual festival. At Norrby Theatre (northwest of Stockholm), Sten served as Artistic Director before returning to Canada, where he has directed at regional theatres in the Maritimes. In 2011, he launched Guild Festival Theatre with an open-air rendition of Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard." Sten is the author of a prize-winning play in Swedish ("Run Naked to God") and a new musical based on Aristophanes’ "The Clouds," produced in the summer of 2012. Sten is also a published novelist, with a new novel coming out in 2014.
Night Shoot Drama ⋄ Film-noir Dean is down on his luck, a marriage down the drain, a writer’s block that’s going nowhere; but when he meets Joni, the soft-core porn actress, things go from bad to creepy – he falls in love. Her porn director husband gets off on real-life erotica and Dean is pegged as the victim of his next shoot.
The Acadian Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Romance Emmeline is a young country girl when she discovers that soldiers are plotting to destroy her world; she makes her heart strong, but not strong enough to resist Hiram Kelly, a travelling huckster obsessed with winning her for himself. Separated from her people, Emmeline follows her heart from the clutches of depravity to the lost love that was taken away from her.
A Pirate's Confession Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical On his honeymoon voyage, Olof becomes a hidden witness to the defilement and murder of his young bride. Unable to admit the pain even to himself, he later makes himself chief among the perpetrators and becomes a feared pirate in the Caribbean. No one knows what he has been through, until a new woman comes into his life.
"The Misanthrope" by Moliere
Theater by Guild Festival Theatre Director
The Urban Hero Award
The Adler School