Panelist: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada
PJ Prudat is a Treaty 6 born, proud Métis/nehiyaw & european descended playwright, actor and writer, (matrilineal-nehiyaw/Métis ancestral roots to Red River, Batoche and wide across the plains).
PJ holds artistic/creator residencies with Nightswimming and the Theatre Centre and is a Co-Artistic Director at Shakespeare in the Ruff). PJ has toured luminous IBPOC creative-led shows across the country and performed as a company actor at the Shaw Festival, and the National Arts Centre English & Indigenous Theatres. As a descendant of the fur trade era, her maternal great-great-grandparents travelled by dog team, were Buffalo hunters, Métis Résistance fighters, & Treaty Six hereditary-chief signatories. She loves tacos, hats, poetry, and believes horses and riding at breakneck speed are what dreams are made of. Hiy hiy for bearing witness to this event.