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Rick Chafe

 Rick Chafe is an award-winning playwright living in Winnipeg. He was the Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence for 2016. His most recent plays are Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts (Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg), The Secret Mask (PTE Winnipeg, GCTC Ottawa, Presentation House Vancouver), and Beowulf (Two Planks and a Passion Nova Scotia).  Other plays include Shakespeare’s Dog, adapted from Leon Rooke’s Governor General’s Award-winning novel, The Odyssey, and Strike! The Musical co-written with Danny Schur, now in pre-production as a feature film. Currently, Rick is co-writing a new play with Yvette Nolan commissioned by PTE, "Both Alike in Dignity," as well as a play for Theatre Projects Manitoba about a couple going for Time Travel Therapy, "Five Moments." He also works with under-30’s artists to develop a playwriting/devised theatre hybrid creation laboratory in Theatre for Young Audiences at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.