2015-16 English Theatre Ensemble

Paula-Jean Prudat

Toronto, ON

Last updated: February 27, 2018

PJ Prudat was born in a fierce snowstorm in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory.  She is a proud Half-Breed of Cree, Saulteaux, Scandinavian, French and Métis Nation (ancestral to Batoche and Red River) blood.  She is a playwright, poet and writer of stories.  Indigenous people and stories of this land incite her as an artist.  She was Playwright in Rez at Native Earth Performing Arts (2013/14 ), a playwright with Factory Theatre’s NRCG writer’s unit (2015) and a recipient of a Shaw Festival 2017 Christopher Newton Award for playwrighting   She has been a company actor for both the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Ensemble (2015/16) and the Shaw Festival Theatre (2017).  Theatre and Storytelling has gifted PJ the invaluable experience of performing and writing in sacred and vast-reaching communities across the nation. PJ is a recipient of the 2017 REVEAL Indigenous Art Award and a finalist for both the K.M. Hunter Award and the Cayle Chernin Award.

Select Acting Credits:  Ipperwash (NEPA), Christmas Carol, Saint Joan,Wilde Tales, (Shaw) Moonlodge (Urban Ink), Orphan’s Dream (Caravan Farm), Beaver (Storefront), Reckoning (Article 11), Moonlodge, Twelfth Night, Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, Anne and Gilbert, Copper Thunderbird  (National Arts Centre), Like There is No Tomorrow (Architect Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare in the Ruins), A Soldier’s Tale (Signal Theatre), The Blue Planet (Young People’s Theatre), Café Daughter (Gwaandak), free as injuns, Almighty Voice and His Wife, Tombs of the Vanishing Indian,  (NEPA). Kitatamihinâwâw.

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