Eugene Stickland grew up in Regina, where he eventually worked on an MA in English at the University of Regina. His studies were interrupted when he went to Toronto to complete an MFA in Playwriting at York University. For a number of years Eugene wrote plays in Toronto for the Act IV Theatre Company before moving to Calgary in 1994. While in Calgary, Eugene enjoyed a 10-year stint as Alberta Theatre Projects' playwright-in-residence, writing six plays for the company, and others for other theatres across Canada. Upon leaving ATP, Eugene became a feature columnist for the Calgary Herald for five years. His plays have been produced around the world in many different languages. He is currently working on several new projects, including a poetic novel, which he has read from at various spoken word events around town. Eugene was recently appointed playwright-in-residence at Calgary's St. Mary's University College.