C. E. Gatchalian was born and still lives in Vancouver, Canada. He received his BFA and MFA in Creative Writing and Theatre at the University of British Columbia. His first play, Motifs & Repetitions, aired on Canada's Bravo! channel in 1997. His next play, Claire, was produced in Vancouver in 1999. His features and arts criticism have appeared in Xtra! West, the Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Sun. He was previously published in the Federation of BC Writers anthology Chasing Halley's Comet (Laughing Willow Books, 1995). Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays (The New Hogarth Press / The Writers' Collective) is now available.