Foreword by :Sarah Garton Stanley
Imprint:Playwrights Canada Press
Dimensions:8.38in x 5.37 x 0.15 in | 100 gr
Page Count:64 pages
In this one-man folly about the aging body and mid-life anxiety, Robert Chafe explores the shifting planes of middle age, grief, creativity, and embracing a lack of control.
After an unexpected night in a Regina hospital emergency room, Robert Chafe can’t shake the burning question of whether he’s Tennessee Williams or Dorothy Zbornak. Are his symptoms a harbinger of a terrifying undiagnosed condition, or is it all just in his head?
Frenetic, tender, and sometimes scary, Everybody Just [email protected] the F#ck Down is a stumbling folly about the aging body, mid-life anxiety, and what it means to live when you can’t know what’s next.
Robert Chafe is a writer, educator, actor, and arts administrator based in St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). He has worked in theatre, dance, opera, radio, fiction, and film. His stage plays have been seen in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and in the United States, and include Oil and Water, Tempting Providence, Afterimage, Under Wraps, Between Breaths, and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (adapted from the novel by Wayne Johnston). He has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and he won the award for Afterimage in 2010. He has been a guest instructor at Memorial University, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2018 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Memorial University. He is the playwright and artistic director of Artistic Fraud.
Director, dramaturg, and creator Sarah Garton Stanley is originally from Montreal, is a former associate artistic director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre, founding artistic director of SpiderWebShow, co-founder of FOLDA, and a former artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. She has been the recipient of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas’s Elliott Hayes Award, a Manitoba Theatre Award for best direction, and an Honorary Member Award from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. She is finishing a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University and in 2020 she and her partner became co-stewards of the legendary Birchdale in Nova Scotia.