Hope has a BFA and MFA in theatre. She is founding Artistic Director of Sarasvàti Productions. She is an award winning playwright and director who specializes in community collaboration. Hope was given the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the Bra D’Or Award for her support of female artists. She has taught at Mount Allison, Brandon University and the University of Manitoba. She currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg and at Prairie Theatre Exchange. She is a former President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and on the Board of the North End Women’s Centre.