PJ is a proud Métis theatre artist. She was Playwright-in-Rez at Native Earth’s 2013/14 season, a playwright with Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources Creation Group, an actor in the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Ensemble 2015/16 season, and an actor at The Shaw Festival 2017. She is a recipient of the 2017 REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, the 2017 Christopher Newton Award, and the 2017 Jesse Richardson Award nominee for her work in the solo show Moonlodge. She is delighted to be returning back to Native Earth, marking a decade with this company that feels like home. Kitatamihinâwâw.
Jonathan is Bear Clan and Anishinaabe from the Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation. He has been performing as a professional actor for the past twenty five years. Selected credits include: Almighty Voice & His Wife (Native Earth), The Rez Sisters (Magnus Theatre), Dry Lups Oughta Move To Kapuskasing (Red Roots Theatre), Raven Stole The Sun (Red Sky Performance), Elle (Theatre Passe Muraille), Berlin Blues and Ipperwash (Blyth Festival).
JAMES DALLAS SMITH
J.D. is a Mohawk Turtle from Six Nations. Selected credits include: Berlin Blues, Ipperwash (Blyth Festival), The Time of Your Life, King Lear, Three Sisters (Soulpepper), Hard Times For These Times (NAC), Anne of Green Gables, Guys & Dolls (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Heart of a Distant Tribe (CIT), As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Driftwood), and Having Hope at Home (Theatre Aquarius). He is thrilled to be a part of Native Earth’s 35th season. Learn more about J.D.
Samantha is a recent graduate of the York University Acting Conservatory. She is Anishinaabe Ojibwe and British raised in Onaping, Ontario. Her recent credits include: Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (Magnus Theatre), Spawn (Wild Woman Theatre), Mistatim (Red Sky Performance, North American Tour). She has also been part of the last three years of Weesageechak Begins to Dance at Native Earth.