Ate Dee-Dee and the Urban Farm Bounty by Davey Samuel Calderon

PTC’s Davey Calderon collaborates with local artists in a series of short videos featuring DTES Neighbourhood House’s Urban Farm. Artists find the poetry in ideas of food security, community, advocacy, growth, and the celebration of bounty that brings us together from all over the world. These ideas are ripe and ready for harvest.


Drag queen Ate Dean Aiden Vanité Ethan Yo-yo Kaldereta the First (or you can call her Ate Dee-Dee for short, *fan thworp*) is here to serve you the bold and bountiful DTES Neighbourhood House Urban Farm in all of its beauty. Salivate over the sensational offerings of the farm (unfortunately does not include her) during this season of community, harvest, and food security.


Davey Samuel Calderon (he/him/his)- is a queer Filipino-Canadian, American-born, theatre artist based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people: Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Co-Founder of New(to)Town Collective, a theatre collective aspiring to provide accessible, experimental training workshops and create new interdisciplinary works together. He is a director, curator, producer, dramaturg, drag artist and theatre maker. His drag persona, Ate Dean Aiden Vanité (pronounced: Vaneetay) Ethan Yo-Yo Kaldereta the First, but gurrrrrl you can call her Ate Dee-Dee for short, the: “Darling of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe” (well no one called her that, it was a self appointed title..), was born out of the acclaimed show: Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night!  Since her debut, this big, brown, and beautiful Filipinx qween has been busy click-clacking her heels around Vancouver to MC gigs, leading children’s drag workshops, and overall, serving face on the digital stage. Follow Ate Dee-Dee on Instagram @atedeedee (seriously she needs those followers)!