C. E. Gatchalian
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C. E. Gatchalian is a playwright, fiction writer, poet, editor, and teacher based in Vancouver. An alumnus of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program (BFA, 1996; MFA, 2002), he is the author of three books: Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays (2003), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; a chapbook of poetry, tor/sion (2005); and Broken, a suite of one-act plays. The recipient of the 2005 Gordon Armstrong Playwrights’ Rent Award, awarded annually to a BC playwright of merit, he has been Playwright-in-Residence at the Firehall Arts Centre, Artist-in-Residence at the University of British Columbia, and resident writer at the Berton House Writers’ Retreat in Dawson City, YT. His work has been produced on stages in Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg and New Zealand, as well as radio (CBC) and television (the Bravo! Channel). He is currently a resident playwright at the Vancouver Playhouse.