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Chris Gatchalian

Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian author C. E. Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire and Motifs & Repetitions, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. The recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council, he has been Playwright-in-Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse and the Firehall Arts Centre, and Writer-in-Residence at the Berton House Writers' Retreat in Dawson City, YT. Recent work includes his play for young audiences, People Like Vince, which was commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre and toured BC, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and his latest play, Falling in Time, which premiered in Vancouver in November 2011, was published by Scirocco Drama/J Gordon Shillingford in 2012 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He is currently Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company.

Portrait of Chris Gatchalian.
Notes on Vancouver Theater Life

Notes on Vancouver Theater Life

28 June 2013

Chris Gatchalian speaks of his impressions of the artists of Vancouver.  He reflects on how the scene responds to community’s want of  “non traditional” theatre.