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Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

Artistic Director: Robert Chafe

Big edgy theatre from the big edge of a big country.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland was formed in St. John’s in 1995. Over the past eighteen years the company has been hailed as one of English Canada’s most daring and innovative companies. The works of Artistic Fraud, and of its primary creators, director Jillian Keiley and playwright Robert Chafe, have played across the country to high acclaim, garnering Jill the 2004 Siminovitch Prize for Directing, and Robert the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Drama. Since their inception, the company has been developing a unique brand of choral performance, the goal of which is rooted in the theatrical possibilities of high precision in large choral groups. With often minimal setting, props, and technical elements, the ensemble chorus is given full reign and responsibility for all visual and aural elements. Though carefully plotted, and meticulously developed, the goal of the work is the appearance of effortlessly organic; a performer driven stage where spectacle meets story.



Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

Between Breaths November 20th, 2019 – December 8th, 2019
Oil and Water April 18th, 2012 – May 6th, 2012
Fear of Flight May 13th, 2009 – May 24th, 2015
AfterImage April 16th, 2009 – April 26th, 2009

Current Staff

Robert Chafe Artistic Director
Patrick Foran General Manager
Gail Packwood Touring Agent

Former staff

Jillian Keiley Founding Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Rhona Buchan Chair (Present)
David Somers Vice-Chair (Present)
David Hood Treasurer (Present)
Chris Brookes Director (Present)
Erin French Director (Present)
John Drover Director (Present)
Susan Knight Director (Present)