PJ Prudat


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

PJ Prudat is a Treaty-6-born, proud Métis ~Michif~nehiyaw~saulteaux playwright, actor and writer. PJ is a daughter-of-the-fur-trade; her otanskotapew~matrilineal ancestors-travelled by dog team, were Buffalo hunters, Métis Résistance Fighters & Treaty Six hereditary-chief signatories.
PJ has been greatly supported as a Creator-in-Residence with Nightswimming while working on her solo-show kiskisiwin nimihko (remembering my blood) and also holds a Residency with the Theatre Centre. She is a Co-Artistic-Leader at Shakespeare in the Ruff, where her play otîhêw premiered last summer (produced by Shakespeare in Action for summer 2023).

PJ has toured luminous IBPOC-creative-led shows across the country and is among the first ever Indigenous Women
to hold space as a Company Actor at both the National Arts Centre and the Shaw Festival.

She loves tacos, hats, poetry, and believes riding horses at break-neck speed are what dreams are made of. PJ is guided by Indigenous and ancestral stories of these lands— and she is currently pursuing her MFA Creative Writing at UBC.

Read more about PJ Prudat’s creation residency