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Adaptations: Artistic Fraud's production of "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams"

Recently, I was lucky enough to see Artistic Fraud’s production of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, adapted by Robert Chafe, on the second night of its four-performance maiden voyage. 1,983 more words


Review: Oil and Water eventually takes a deep breath and settles down

Oil and Water

An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) production

National Arts Centre Theatre

Reviewed May 16

By Patrick Langston

Clearly, it seemed like a good idea at the time. 438 more words

Local Arts

Oil And Water tells tale of racial realization


But for an art exhibit in St. John’s, Nfld. 17 years ago, Oil and Water might not exist.

Newfoundland playwright Robert Chafe was inspired to write the show, which is at the National Arts Centre starting May 14, after seeing Grant Boland’s painting Incident at St. 731 more words

Local Arts

A breath of hope, love and beauty: Play tells Newfoundland-based tale of racial realization


Playwright Robert Chafe and director Jillian Keilley talk about the play Oil and Water, which closes the NAC English Theatre season. Chafe was inspired by a painting showing Newfoundlanders helping shipwrecked U.S. 501 more words

Local Arts

Canadian Shipwreck Play: 'Oil and Water'

Trolling through old shipwreck news this morning I cam across this review of Oil & Water, “a stylish, music-filled melodrama” recently performed at the… 177 more words


Review: Oil and Water - A Warm-Hearted Play about a Cold-Water Tragedy

I’m just home from Robert Chafe’s Oil and Water, the opening night performance of the 2012 Magnetic North Theatre Festival, “Canada’s National Festival of Contemporary Canadian Theatre in English.” The after-show reception is still going on at Vertigo Theatre as I write this, but I’ve got a 6AM wake-up call so couldn’t stay too long to enjoy the festivities, nor stay up too late to write a long review. 432 more words

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Six playwrights shortlisted for $100,000 Siminovitch Prize

Six Canadian playwrights have made the 2011 shortlist for the largest award in Canadian theatre, the Siminovitch Prize.

The finalists are:

• Robert Chafe of Newfoundland, who was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Drama (Tempting Providence and… 233 more words