PTC presents Unscripted: Made in Canada | Hecho en Canadá

Image for Unscripted: Made in Canada with photo of Farm workers and above them Pedro Chamale cooking and special guest documentary filmmaker Min Sook Lee

Digital Tamale Cooking & Conversation, FREE


Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
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PTC’s Unscripted series brings playwrights, audiences, and the imagination together.


Where does our food come from? Who grows it?
Who is nourished by it? Food for thought! 


At Unscripted: Made in Canada, online Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:00pm PST, playwright Pedro Chamale invites you into the test kitchen of his new work, which highlights the unseen people who plant, tend and harvest our food. This live-streamed event is part cooking show, part “kitchen table talk” with special guests who explore the fallout from our reliance on the exploitation of migrant workers to put food on Canadian tables and the roles artist might play in making change. Join us, we have saved you a seat at our table!

During Unscripted: Made in Canada, Pedro will demonstrate how to make tamales, chat with special guests and interact with the live audience. Guests Include documentary filmmaker Min Sook Lee talking about migrant worker rights.

In the lead up to January 24th, follow PTC on IGTV (@ptcplaywrights) for Pedro breaking down the inspiration for some of the songs coming out as part of Made in Canada: an agricultural song cycle, launching in March.


We will be working on an Unscripted: Made in Canada recording with English and Spanish surtitles after the livestream. Join our newsletter for more info.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

PTC would like to thank Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council and Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

The Playwright would like to thank the Canada Council, BCAC, Province of BC, City of Vancouver, PTC, and rice & beans theatre. The Playwright acknowledges the assistance of The Banff Playwrights Lab 2019 – a partnership between the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Pedro ChamalePedro Chamale is a Latinx-Canadian theatre artist, born and raised in Chetwynd, British Columbia. He received his BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. He then went on to form rice & beans theatre with Derek Chan. Pedro is a director, playwright, and performer and was the Artistic Resident at Neworld Theatre in 2014, guest curator of the 2018 rEvolver Festival and one of the playwrights in the 2019 Playwright’s Lab at the Banff Centre. Pedro was also part of the second cohort of Banff’s Arts and Culture Leadership program in partnership with NTS in 2019.  He is a co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Alliance and part of the Latinx Theatre Commons.  Some of Pedro’s plays include Mis Papás and Small Town Hoser Spic. Currently he is working away on new songs for Made in Canada: an agricultural song cycle (to be released digitally and on vinyl March 2021), and on his new play Peace Country, for which PTC’s Heidi Taylor is the dramaturg. With Peace Country, Pedro is exploring cultural intersections, friendships and environmentalism in BC’s small towns.


Min Sook LeeMin Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.

Lee is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour.

Lee’s most recent feature, Migrant Dreams tells the undertold story of migrant workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. In 2017, Migrant Dreams was awarded Best Labour Documentary by the Canadian Journalists Association and garnered the prestigious Canadian Hillman Prize which honours journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues in Canada.

Lee is an Associate Professor at OCAD University, her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art+social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.

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PTC Presenta
UNSCRIPTED: Made in Canada | Hecho en Canadá
Preparación Virtual de Tamales & Conversación, GRATIS


Fecha: Domingo 24 de enero, 2021
Hora: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
Entrada: GRATIS por YouTube Live (Recibirá el link al registrarse)
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Livestream apto para visión reducida

La serie Unscripted de PTC reúne a dramaturgxs, audiencias, e imaginación.


¿De dónde viene nuestra comida? ¿Quién la siembra? ¿Quién la cosecha?
¿Y a quiénes da de comer? ¡Food for thought!

En UNSCRIPTED: Hecho en Canadá, evento virtual Domingo 24 de enero, 2021 de 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST, el dramaturgo Pedro Chamale les invita a su cocina para probar un poco de su nueva obra, la cual destaca a las personas invisibilizadas que siembran, cuidan, y cosechan nuestra comida. El evento será transmitido en vivo y será en parte programa culinario y en parte programa de entrevistas con invitadxs especiales, quienes explorarán las repercusiones de nuestra dependencia de la explotación de trabajadorxs migrantes para llevar comida a los hogares canadienses y el rol que lxs artistas pueden tener para crear un cambio. Acompáñanos, te guardamos tu lugar en nuestra mesa!

Durante UNSCRIPTED: Hecho en Canadá, Pedro nos enseñará cómo hacer tamales, entrevistará a invitadxs especiales y tendrá también interacciones con la audiencia virtual. Entre lxs invitadxs especiales estará la directora de cine documental Min Sook Lee, quien abarcará el tema de los derechos laborales de trabajadorxs migrantes.

Previo al evento del 24 de enero, sigue a PTC en IGTV (@ptsplaywrights) donde Pedro compartirá la inspiración detrás de las canciones de Hecho en Canadá: Un Ciclo de Canciones Agrícolas que se lanzará en marzo.


Este proyecto ha sido posible con apoyo del Gobierno de Canadá.

PTC desea agradecer a Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Council for the Arts, y Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. Reconocemos también el apoyo económico de la Provincia de British Columbia.

El dramaturgo desea agradecer a Canada Council, BCAC, la Provincia de British Columbia, la Ciudad de Vancouver, PTC, y rice & beans theatre. El dramaturgo reconoce la asistencia de Banff Playwright’s Lab 2019 – una colaboración entre Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity y Canada Council for the Arts.



Pedro Chamale es artista de teatro Latinx-Canadiense y nació en Chetwynd, British Columbia. Recibió su titulo de BFA Teatro Performance en SFU, School for Contemporary Arts. Luego él fundó la compañía rice & beans theatre con Derek Chan. Pedro es director, dramaturgo, y  performer, en 2014 realizó una Residencia Artística en Neworld Theatre, en 2018 fue curador invitado de rEvolver Festival, y en 2019 fue dramaturgo con el programa Playwright’s Lab en Banff Centre. En 2019 Pedro también formó parte del Programa Banff Arts and Culture Leadership Programa en colaboración con NTS. Pedro es Co-fundador de Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Alliance y forma parte de Latinx Theatre Commons. Entre las obras de Pedro seencuentran: Mis Papás y Small Town Hoser Spic. Actualmente Pedro se encuentra trabajando ensu obra Hecho en Canadá: Un Ciclo de Canciones Agrícolas (la cual se lanzará en marzo 2021) y también en su nueva obra Peace Country, junto con Heidi Taylor de PTC como dramaturgista. Con Peace Country, Pedro investiga intersecciones culturales, la amistad, y el ambientalismo en pueblos pequeños de BC.|

Invitada Especial

Min Sook Lee, aclamada directora de numerosos documentales incluyendo: Tiger Spirit, ganadordel premio Donald Brittain Gemini; Hogtown, ganador del premio Mejor LargometrajeCanadiense de Hot Docs; El Contrato, nominado al premio Gemini; y The Real Inglorious Bastards, ganador del premio Canadian Screen.

Lee ha sido distinguida con numerosos premios, incluyendo el premio Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle yel premio Alanis Obomsawin por su Compromiso a Comunidad y Resistencia. El Festival Canadiense de artes laborales, Mayworks, ha nombrado un premio en su honor: el Premio de Artes Laborales Min Sook Lee.

El documental más reciente de Lee, Sueños Migrantes, destaca la historia invisibilizada de los trabajadorxs migrantes luchando contra el programa Canadiense, Temporary Foreign WorkerProgram (TFWP), que trata a lxs trabajadorxs  extranjerxs como trabajadorxs no renumerados enun contexto contemporáneo. En 2017, Sueños Migrantes ganó el premio de Mejor Documental Laboral de parte de la Asociación de Periodistas Canadienses y ganó el prestigioso Premio Canadian Hillman, que honra a periodistas que destacan temas de importancia social yeconómica en Canadá. 

Lee es Profesora Titular en la Universidad OCAD, su área de investigaciones y práctica se enfocaen las intersecciones críticas de arte y cambio social en el área laboral,  la política fronteriza,migración, y movimientos de justicia social.