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PJ Prudat was born in a fierce snowstorm in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.  She is of proud  Métis-Cree-Saulteaux-Assiniboine, Scandinavian/European roots.  She is an actor, playwright, a poet and a writer of stories.  Indigenous pathways and tales of this land incite her as an artist.  She is Nightswimming Theatre’s 2019 Creator-in-Residence, was Playwright in Rez at Native Earth Performing Arts, a playwright with Factory Theatre’s NRCG writer’s unit  and a recipient of a Shaw Festival Christopher Newton Award for playwrighting.   She has been a Company Actor for both the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Ensemble and the Shaw Festival Theatre.   PJ has had the invaluable experience of collaborating with powerhouse Indigenous artists and celebrating story in far-reaching communities across this land.   She is a Laureate of the 2017 REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, a finalist for both the K.M. Hunter Award and the Cayle Chernin Award and a nominee for a Jesse Richardson acting award (Moonlodge).  Her play Réunir commissioned by the (formerly known) Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company for the  Circle of Voices youth program garnered a SATAward nomination for achievement in playwriting.  PJ’s poetry has been published in NDN Country CV2/Prairie Fire and Honouring Indigenous Women: Heart of Nations.  Kitatamihinâwâ.