Nanay (Mother): A Testimonial Play

Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt

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We present here fragments from a script that we co-wrote, a testimonial play entitled Nanay. The play draws on research that Pratt has done over the last 15 years on Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) in collaboration with the Philippine Women Center of BC (PWC of BC). It takes conventional research materials and turns them into a performance installation, with the objective of bringing academic research to a wider public in an immediate, engaging way. It is designed to get people to care and think more deeply about the LCP, and to initiate a public conversation about the massive expansion in this program over the last decade, and of temporary migrant worker programs more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-133
JournalCultural Geographies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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