Nanay: a testimonial play

Reveals the Brutal Realities Faced by (Im)migrant Workers

Presented by Migrante Manitoba and Migrant Worker Solidarity Network on May 31, 2019 as part of the PTE Festival of New Works

Nanay invited the audience into the intimate experiences of the human costs borne by Filipino (im)migrant workers and their families in Canada. ‘Nanay’ (pronounced Nan-eye, meaning Mother in Tagalog), uses transcripts of interviews with Filipino migrants to Canada, their children, recruiters and employers to bring audiences close to the experiences of women who migrate to Canada to better the lives of their children and Canadians who rely on their labour.

Nanay was created by Conversation Collective – Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt and Hazel Venzon.

Nanay was supported by:

  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 204