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August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SiA will produce a production of the play Otîhêw by PJ Prudat. Otîhêw is a Métis-Cree re-imagining of Othello that tells the story of an affluent “child of the fur-trade”/Métis woman bound in the historical “custom-of-the-country” to Desmond, an Afro-Indigenous fur-trader employed by the imperial trading and trafficking institution that drove colonization over sovereign Indigenous lands.
PJ Prudat (she/her) is a Treaty 6, Meadow Lake born, proud Métis/Cree (roots to Batoche, Red River, Qu’Appelle) & French/Scandinavian actor and a writer. PJ is galvanized by Indigenous perspectives, experiences and stories of this land. She is a resident artist with the Theatre Centre & Nightswimming and recently with Canadian Stage. PJ has performed as a company actor at both the National Arts Centre, the Shaw Festival where she and Cameron were in the company together in 2017 and 2018. PJ has performed in Indigenous~Creative-led shows extensively across the country. She holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of Alberta. Kitatamihinâwâw. This will be SiA’s first time working with PJ.