Rick Chafe's plays have been produced across Canada, most recently The Secret Mask, Beowulf, 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 (www.strikethemusical.com). Rick has also taught playwriting at every level of school and post-secondary. In collaboration with Yvette Nolan, he developed the Governor General’s Citation-winning Cross-Cultural Playwriting Program, which paired drama classes from Northern and Southern Manitoba in a year-long exchange project of visiting each other’s communities and collaboratively writing and performing a play based on the experience. The project has been successfully repeated six times. Rick is a Siminovitch Prize nominee and recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council 2011 Mayor Arts Award for his next work, NOLA, a play for two actors and a jazz trio. Rick is a member of the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, daughter, and two and a half cats.