Tansi! Allyson Pratt nitisiyihkason. Amiskwacîwâskahikanihk nitohcîn.

How are you? My name is Allyson Pratt. I come from Edmonton (Beaver Hill House).  

Allyson Pratt is a member of the Alexander Kipohtakaw Cree First Nation in Alberta. She hails from Edmonton, AB, and lives currently in Toronto, ON. Her mother is  of Plains Cree and Métis ancestry, and her father is of British and Scottish origins. 

 

Allyson studied at the Randolph Academy (RAPA), and received the Triple Threat Award in her graduating year. Allyson has performed memorable theatre roles across the country, including Kawânihot Iskwew for Akpik Theatre, and Anne Shirley for The Charlottetown Festival (2010). Allyson has worked for many theatres across Canada in performance and workshop roles, including The Stratford Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, The Citadel Theatre, and more. 

 

Allyson can be seen in the CSA nominated series Mohawk Girls in her recurring role as Iostha, and the award-winning web series Teenagers.  Allyson starred in and co-created the short film Stephanie’s Room, which screened at the 2016 Cannes Festival. Allyson continually studies her craft in classes and intensives, including work with John Riven, John Boylan, and Angela Besharah.

Allyson has been creating elemental natural art pieces with the help of The Standing People, The Stone Beings, and Creator since 2017. Allyson has studied the ancient art of Tarot for over five years and gives personalized Tarot readings out of her studio in Toronto.