PJ Prudat

Creator-in-Residence

Mid-shot of PJ Prudat, slightly turned away from the front
PJ Prudat (David Cooper)

PJ Prudat is a Toronto-based, northern Saskatchewan-hailing, proud Métis actor and a writer of plays, poetry and creative fiction. As an artist, PJ is galvanized by the Indigenous perspective, experience and stories of this land. She is a Creator-In-Residence at Nightswimming 2019/20 and a RBC Resident Creator at Canadian Stage 2019/20.  PJ has performed as a company actor at both the National Arts Centre English Theatre and the Shaw Festival and has toured shows extensively across the country. She is a former Playwright-in-Rez for Native Earth Performing Arts and a writer in the Natural Resources Creation Group at Factory Theatre.

PJ is a recent nominee for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Award and a Laureate of the Reveal Indigenous Art Award. Her play Réunir (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company), inspired by the Métis Résistance, was nominated for a SATAward (Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting). Recently she performed as Grace in The Ministry of Grace (Belfry Theatre) and as Rebecca in The Unnatural and Accidental Women (National Arts Centre–Indigenous Theatre). PJ is elated to be a part of the community at Nightswimming.  Kitatamihinâwâw.

Read more about PJ Prudat’s creation residency