Join us for UNSCRIPTED: Engkanto


by Kamila Sediego

A moving research expedition and celebration, a journey to the inbetween. Discover the sensations of interstitial spaces.

Isang naglalakbay na ekspedisyon at pagdiriwang, isang paglalakbay sa pagitan. Tuklasin ang mga sensasyon ng panggitnang lawakan.

Date: Friday, June 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm PT
Petsa: Biyernes, Hunyo 16, 2023 sa 7:00 ng gabi

Venue: PL 1422 (1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC)*

Ticket access: Pay What You Choose, ticket availability on Eventbrite**
Ticket access: Piliin ang Iyong Bayad, ticket availability on Eventbrite**

Unscripted: Engkanto, brings you into Kamila Sediego (PTC 2021-24 Associate) process, with dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel.

Engkanto tells of a family haunted through time and place that is both concrete and in the inbetween, by human, colonial, and supernatural forces. A parent and his child come face to face with Philippine spirits called the engkanto to reunite their family and reckon with generational secrets, trauma, and stories both told and untold. A dark fairytale pulling from Filipino folktale, first-person accounts, true family histories, and the patterns of oral storytelling, Engkanto imagines a new hybrid folktale for the Filipinx-Canadian diaspora.

Come and discover your place between the supernatural and the tangible world, between your ancestors and your predecessors, between what you’ve been told and what’s been held secret. Hear stories, record your own, make an offering to those who have passed before you. Witness in-progress scenes and a musical number, and talk with your neighbour over a delicious plate of Filipino food. Celebrate and help with the research of Kamila Sediego’s work in development, “Engkanto” during Filipino Heritage Month!

Immerse yourself into the UNSCRIPTED: Engkanto journey by listening to Kamila’s 5-minute soundscape, Halo-Halong Tunog for PTC Platforms!

*COVID-19 Policy: Masks are mandatory for experiencing the event inside (we’ll supply you a mask if needed), and you can find our COVID-19 policy here.

**Notes about tickets: If purchasing a ticket on Eventbrite is a barrier, please contact community[at] for alternative ways for ticket access.

PTC would like to thank Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, and BC Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. The Playwright would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, The BC Arts Council, and PTC’s Associates program.