C.E. Gatchalian: Creating Work About Yourself / Creating Work About Others
Part of The Swallow-a-Workshop Series: Round 3
Monday, May 20, 2019 – 5:00-9:00 pm
Inside Out Theatre, Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW
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We’re all encouraged to create art about what we know – and we’re also encouraged, as artists, to stretch and engage our imaginations.
This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first part will be about creating art about ourselves. Is there/should there be any boundaries to how much of ourselves we should reveal? To what extent should we be mindful about the sensibilities and triggers of our audience?
The second part will be about creating art about others. What happens when the desire or need hits us to write about a community that we are not personally part of, or about an experience that we haven’t personally gone through? Should we simply abandon the project, or is there a middle ground wherein we can exercise our right to free expression while following protocols of respect and deference?
Workshop facilitator C.E. Gatchalian will lead an open discussion on these artistic questions, which are becoming increasingly crucial in an age of growing sensitivity and awareness. The discussion will evolve into group activities that will apply these questions to real-life artistic creation. C.E. Gatchalian will also do a short reading from his play Falling in Time.
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About C.E. Gatchalian
Born, raised and based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Vancouver), C.E. Gatchalian is the son of mixed-race settlers from Imus, Cavite, Philippines, and a queer- and Filipinx-identified author, editor, theatre-maker and producer. His plays, which include Broken, Claire, Crossing, Motifs & Repetitions, People Like Vince and Falling In Time, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally. In 2013 he received the prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Prize, awarded annually by The Writers’ Trust of Canada to an outstanding emerging LGBT writer. Formerly Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company (2011-2017), he is the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Awards for his work as a theatre artist and producer, and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for his literary output. His memoir, Double Melancholy (Arsenal Pulp Press), has just been released.