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Pedro Chamale

Pedro Chamale (he/him) was born and raised on Treaty 8 territory, colonially known as Chetwynd, BC, and now lives on the lands of the Qayqayt First Nations, New Westminster, BC. He creates on the unceded and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. He completed the acting program at Douglas College and then received his BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. He went on to form rice & beans theatre with Derek Chan, where he is currently Artistic Director. Pedro is also a director, playwright, and performer. He was Artistic Resident at Neworld Theatre in 2014, guest curator of the 2018 rEvolver Festival, and one of the playwrights in the 2019 Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre. Pedro was part of the second cohort of Banff's Arts and Culture Leadership, is a co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition, sits on the Latinx Theatre Commons steering committee, and was part of Directors Lab North in 2020. With Derek Chan, Pedro was awarded Simon Fraser University's 2021 Young Alumni Excellence Award for their work with rice & beans theatre. In 2023 Pedro was a nominee for the BC Multicultural and Anti-Racist Breaking Barriers Award, for which he is grateful to be recognized for the work he has done both personally and at rice & beans.

Books By Pedro Chamale