C. E. Gatchalian
Full Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada
Represented by Charles Northcote, Core Literary Inc.


  1. Winner. The Dayne Ogilvie Prize, The Writers' Trust of Canada (awarded annually to an emerging LGBT author of merit). 2013.
  2. Finalist. Lambda Literary Award, Drama Category, 2013 (for Falling In Time).
  3. Finalist. Xtra! West Hero Award, Writer of the Year (for Broken), 2008.
  4. Selected. (Pierre) Berton House Writer-in-Residence, 2006.
  5. Winner. Gordon Armstrong Playwright’s Rent Award, 2005.
  6. Finalist. Lambda Literary Award, Drama Category, 2003 (for Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays).
  7. Winner. Federation of BC Writers’ Festival of the Arts Writing Contest. 1994


  1. Playwright-in-Residence. The Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver (December 2007 to present).
  2. Artist-in-Residence. Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (January to April 2007).
  3. Writer-in-Residence. Berton House Writers’ Retreat, Dawson City, YT (July to September 2006).
  4. Playwright-in-Residence. Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver (January 2005 to May 2007).


  1. Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Theatre. University of British Columbia, 2002.
  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing. University of British Columbia, 1996.


  1. Falling in Time (formerly titled Who Beat Rocky?). Produced by Screaming Weenie Productions in association with the Vancouver Playhouse and Meta.for Theatre, developed in association with the Playwrights Theatre Centre. Performance Works, Vancouver. Directed by Seán Cummings, November 2011.
    1. Staged reading at the BC Buds Spring Arts Fair, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, May 2007. Directed by Sean Cummings.
    2. Staged reading at CrossCurrents, Factory Theatre, Toronto, May 3, 2007. Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams. Sponsored by The Stratford Festival of Canada.
    3. Staged reading at the BC Buds Spring Arts Fair, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, May 2006. Directed by Stephane Kirkland.
  2. People Like Vince. Produced by Green Thumb Theatre. Touring BC schools Spring 2011 and Spring 2012.
  3. Motifs & Repetitions. Produced by Black Hole Theatre Company (as part of their Lunch Bhagg series), University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, October 14-16, 2007.
    1. Produced at upintheair theatre’s Walking Fish Festival. Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver, June 2003. Directed by Amanda Lockitch.
    2. Film adaptation produced by Action City Productions and directed by Brian McGugan. Aired on the Bravo! channel in April 1997 and the Knowledge Network in 1998.
    3. Produced at the University of British Columbia’s Brave New Play Rites Festival, Vancouver, February 1995. Directed by Christine Matheson.
  4. Claire. Produced by University of Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand. August 2-3, 2007. Directed by Neal Barber.
    1. Produced by WONAX Theatre Company and Brian McGugan. Blinding Light!!! Theatre, Vancouver, April-May 1999. Directed by Brian McGugan.
  5. Broken.Produced by Meta.for Theatre Society and the Broken Whisper Collective in association with the Firehall Arts Centre. Vancouver, March 2006. Directed by Sean Cummings.
  6. Crossing. Produced by Random Productions and Esdecy Arts. Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver, June 2004. Directed by Sean Cummings.
    1. Staged reading at the New Play Festival. Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver, May 2004. Directed by Amanda Lockitch.


  1. Falling In Time. Scirocco Drama (Winnipeg), April 2012. Finalist for 2013 Lambda Literary Award.
  2. Crossing & Other Plays. Lethe Press (Maple Shade, New Jersey), December 2010.
  3. Broken. New Bard Press (Edmonton), Fall 2006.
  4. tor/sion. Ransom Works Press (Ottawa), 2005.
  5. Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays. Midpoint Trade Books, 2003. Finalist for the 2003 Lambda Literary Award.


  1. Shanghai Beer by Chris Lam. VACT. 2014.
  2. Ga Ting ('Family') by Minh Ly. the frank/VACT. 2009-2014.
  3. Measure of a Man by JJ Lee. VACT. 2013.
  4. The Singularity of Desire by Judy M Miles. the frank. 2012.
  5. Red Letters by Alan Bau and Kathy Leung. VACT. 2010.