04 Sep Matthew Heiti – OAC Playwright-in-Residence 2015/16
Born in a meteor crater called Sudbury, Matthew holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. He is an award-winning playwright, a Genie-nominated screenwriter, and his first novel, The City Still Breathing, is published by Coach House Books. His play about teen mental health, Black Dog: 4 vs the wrld, will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2016. A proud advocate for the mythology of region, specifically Northern Ontario, Matthew serves as Playwright-in-Residence with Pat the Dog, where he is co-director of PlaySmelter, Northern Ontario’s first workshop and reading festival of new plays. He is also in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre, where he runs the Playwrights’ Junction, a workshop for developing writers. In his down time, he works on old bicycles and explores new work in abandoned places with Crestfallen.