Robert Chafe is a playwright based in St. John’s, whose work has been seen across Canada, the UK, Australia and in the United States. He is the author of seventeen stage scripts and co-author of another eight. He frequently collaborates with director Jillian Keiley, current Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre. He was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Drama for Tempting Providence and Butler’s Marsh in 2004, and won the award for Afterimage in 2010. Tempting Providence, directed by Keiley and produced by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (Corner Brook, Newfoundland), is entering its thirteenth year of Canadian and international touring. He has been writer in residence at Artistic Fraud, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Forest Forge Theatre, (Hampshire, UK), and Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a guest instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and The National Theatre School of Canada. His play Oil and Water, premiered in a sold out run in February 2011 in St. John’s and continues to tour Canada. Robert is Artistic Director and playwright for Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland.