PJ Prudat in Conversation
with Moe Clark
To kick off the 2021 IndigArts Takeover Weekend, we’re honoured to have 2020/21 Indigenous Arts Program Facilitator PJ Prudat join in conversation with Cree author, public speaker, cultural advisor, and traditional healer Moe Clark.
This conversation will be livestreamed to our Facebook page on Friday, June 4 from 6-7pm EDT.
(Link will be shared here and across our socials when it is available!)
PJ Prudat – a Toronto-based, northern Saskatchewan-hailing, proud Métis actor – is a writer of plays, poetry and creative fiction. As an artist, PJ is galvanized by the Indigenous perspective, experience and stories of this land. She is a Resident Artist at the Theatre Centre for their 2020/21 season. PJ has performed as a company actor at both the National Arts Centre English Theatre and the Shaw Festival and has toured shows extensively across the country. She is a former Playwright-in-Rez for Native Earth Performing Arts and a writer in the Natural Resources Creation Group at Factory Theatre. PJ is a recent nominee for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Award and a Laureate of the Reveal Indigenous Art Award. Her play Réunir (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company), inspired by the Métis Résistance— was nominated for a SATAward (Outstanding Achievement in Playwrighting). Kitatamihinâwâw.
âpihtawikosisâniskwêw multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark fuses together vocal improvisation with multilingual lyricism to create meaning that is rooted in personal legacy and ancestral memory. Originally from Treaty 7, she’s called tio’tia:ke (Montreal) home for over a decade. Her last solo album “Within” toured across North America in 2017 and her video poem “nitahkôtan” won best indigenous language music video at the ImagiNative film festival. “Fire & Sage/ Du sauge et du feu”, her bilingual book of poetry was released through Maelström Editions in Belgium. Moe has six albums of music, both solo and collaboratively and multiple performance videos. Her music and voice have appeared in documentaries, films and theatre performances alike. Apart from performance, she facilitates creative workshops with indigenous youth, she directed the first bilingual edition of the Canadian Festival of Spoken word, and in 2016 she launched nistamîkwan: a transformational arts organization with an emphasis on intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration. Moe has been featured around the world at the Lincoln Centre (US), UBUD Writers & Readers Festival (ID) and Origins Festival in London (UK).www.moeclark.ca / www.nistamikwan.com