Robert Chafe

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Robert Chafe
Born 1971
Newfoundland and Labrador
Occupation playwright
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works Afterimage, Butler's Marsh, Tempting Providence

Robert Chafe (born 1971)[1] is a Canadian playwright, whose play Afterimage won the Governor General's Award for English language drama at the 2010 Governor General's Awards.[2] He was previously nominated for the same award at the 2004 Governor General's Awards for his plays Butler's Marsh and Tempting Providence.

His other plays have included Place of First Light (cowritten with Sean Panting),[3] Charismatic Death Scenes,[1] Belly Up,[1] Emptygirl,[3] Oil and Water,[3] Isle des Demons,[4] Lemons,[4] One Foot Wet,[4] Signals,[4] Under Wraps[4] and Vive La Rose.[4] He has won numerous Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards, and was named 1998 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.[3]

Chafe has also acted, both on stage and in the 2006 television miniseries Above and Beyond.[1]

He is openly gay.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Robert Chafe. Waterfront Views: Contemporary Writing of Atlantic Canada.
  2. ^ "Regina's Dianne Warren wins Gov-Gen Award for ‘Cool Water’". The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Robert Chafe at the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Robert Chafe at
  5. ^ "You're Not From Here: Place and Identity in Newfoundland Drama". Michael Devine, Acadia University.