Matthew Heiti

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Matthew Heiti
BornSudbury, Ontario
Occupationnovelist, screenwriter, playwright
Notable worksSon of the Sunshine, The City Still Breathing

Matthew Heiti is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, novelist and playwright.[1] As cowriter with Ryan Ward of the film Son of the Sunshine, he was a Genie Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay at the 32nd Genie Awards in 2012.[2]

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Heiti was educated at Ryerson University and the University of New Brunswick.[3] He subsequently returned to Sudbury, where he has been a playwright-in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre since 2011.[4] His plays include Black Dog: 4 vs the World,[5] Mucking in the Drift,[6] Aviatrix: An Unreal Story of Amelia Earhart,[7] Affidavit,[8] Scar,[8] Place to Be: The Nick Drake Project,[8] Just Beyond the Trees[8] and Plague.[9]

Heiti served as the playwright-in-residence for the Sudbury Theatre Centre for the 2011/2012 season.[10] As playwright-in-residence at STC, Heiti ran the Playwrights’ Junction, a workshop for developing writers.[11]

He published his debut novel, The City Still Breathing, with Coach House Press in 2013.[12]


  1. ^ "Read Ontario, with Matthew Heiti". Open Book Ontario, October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Keeping it alive: Ryan Ward and Matt Heiti talk Son of the Sunshine and Genie nominations". Toronto Film Scene, February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Playwright Matthew Heiti pens first novel". Northern Life, October 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Four fresh faces on the arts scene". Sudbury Living, May 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sudbury playwright tackles teen suicide". Northern Life, March 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "As a Sudbury story, ‘Mucking’ is a grand slam". Northern Life, November 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Aviatrix: An Unreal Story of Amelia Earhart an enthralling, sassy take on history". Calgary Sun, November 7, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d Matthew Heiti at
  9. ^ Bradley, Lara. "Plague a deft and clever play". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Matthew Heiti to serve as Playwright-in-Residence for STC". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Sudbury Theatre Centre".
  12. ^ Shawn Syms, "Book Review: The City Still Breathing, by Matthew Heiti". National Post, October 25, 2013.

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