Rick Chafe is the author of Beowulf, Shakespeare's Dog (adapted from Leon Rooke's Governor General's Literary Award-winning novel), The Odyssey, Strike! The Musical, co-written with Danny Schur, and Zac and Speth. He is also a dramaturge, television story consultant and writer, and has taught playwriting to students from elementary to university level. Rick is a Siminovitch Prize nominee and recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council 2011 Mayor Arts Award for his upcoming play, NOLA, a story of two actors and a jazz trio. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and daughter.