PJ Prudat &
A la façon du pays
For PJ and Jonathan, this piece will be a time-travelling, multidisciplinary public performance of the very private. An exploration of their relationship, imagining what it may have been five hundred years ago, meeting under that time’s Fur Trade/colonial reality, and what has really changed since then between Indigenous women and white men on this land.
PJ Prudat and Jonathan Seinen have been friends since meeting at the University of Alberta in the early 2000s. Since then, PJ has worked primarily as a writer and actor, Jonathan as a director and actor. They have collaborated twice, on Architect Theatre’s 2015 Like There’s No Tomorrow (SummerWorks) and Saga Collectif’s 2019 Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), nominated for seven Dora Awards. PJ is currently Creator-In-Residence at Nightswimming Theatre and a member of the Canadian Stage RBC Artist Residence Program. She has acted on stages across the country, most recently at the National Arts Centre (Indigenous Theatre), the Belfry Theatre and the Shaw Festival. Jonathan also directed Black Boys (Saga Collectif/Buddies), and in 2020 earned an MFA from Columbia University in New York City and was awarded the John Hirsch Prize for Directing from the Canada Council for the Arts.
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
Toronto // The Theatre Centre (Premiere) // March 2014
Montreal // Usine C // April 2014
Calgary // High Performance Rodeo // January 2015
Vancouver // PuSh International Performing Arts Festival // February 2015
Mumbai // Mumbai Lit Festival
Luxembourg City // Fundamental Monodrama Festival // June 2016
Darwin, Australia // Darwin Festival // August 2017