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
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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
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
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
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
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