Born, raised and based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Metro Vancouver, BC), C. E. Gatchalian is a queer- and Filipinx-identified author, editor, theatre-maker and producer. His plays, which include Falling in Time, Broken, Claire, Crossing, Motifs & Repetitions and the TYA play People Like Vince, have appeared on stages locally, nationally and internationally. Formerly Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company (2011-2017), he is the recipient of the 2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize and two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. His memoir, Double Melancholy (Arsenal Pulp Press), was released in Spring 2019. He also writes poetry and fiction, is co-parent to a sweet tomcat named Loki, and is not embarrassed about liking ABBA.