Eugene is an award-winning playwright and novelist whose work has appeared across Canada, the US, the UK, and in translation in countries as far away as Russia and Turkey. He established his career during a Playwright in Residence tenure at Calgary’s Alberta Theatre Project, during which he write six plays for ATP, three for Lunchbox Theatre and another, Excavations, for Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille which won the Alberta Playwriting Award. He has taught creative writing in universities and at festivals around the world including World Interplay in Australia, The National Theatre School of Canada, St. Mary’s University in Calgary and more recently for Company of Rogues in Calgary. As well as writing for the theatre. Eugene wrote a feature column for the Calgary Herald from 2004 – 2009. In 2015, he published his first novel, The Piano Teacher, which was the recipient of the 2016 W. O. Mitchell Award. He is currently finishing a new novel, titled In My Time of Dying, and beginning work on a new play about the artist Agnes Martin.