Born in a meteor crater, Matthew Heiti is a writer, teacher and theatre creator roughing it in North Ontario. He holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick.His writing has appeared in many journals and his first novel, The City Still Breathing, is published by Coach House Books.
His plays have been workshopped and produced at theatres and festivals across Canada. For 5 years, he ran the Playwrights’ Junction at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, a workshop for developing writers, and he has served as playwright-in-residence there and with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, where he helped found PlaySmelter, the region’s festival of new play creation.He is a Genie-nominated screenwriter and his play for teens, Black Dog: 4 vs the wrld is published by Playwrights Canada Press.
He makes new work in strange places with Crestfallen, and sometimes gets nostalgic.harkback is a home for re-retro literature and other past-gazing, forward-thinking projects that sift through the fallout of recent pop culture. [photo credit: Gerry Kingsley]