|Occupation||novelist, screenwriter, playwright|
|Notable works||Son of the Sunshine, The City Still Breathing|
Matthew Heiti is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, novelist and playwright. 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.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Heiti was educated at Ryerson University and the University of New Brunswick. He subsequently returned to Sudbury, where he has been a playwright-in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre since 2011. His plays include Black Dog: 4 vs the World, Mucking in the Drift, Aviatrix: An Unreal Story of Amelia Earhart, Affidavit, Scar, Place to Be: The Nick Drake Project, Just Beyond the Trees and Plague.
Heiti served as the playwright-in-residence for the Sudbury Theatre Centre for the 2011/2012 season. As playwright-in-residence at STC, Heiti ran the Playwrights’ Junction, a workshop for developing writers.
- "Read Ontario, with Matthew Heiti". Open Book Ontario, October 29, 2013.
- "Keeping it alive: Ryan Ward and Matt Heiti talk Son of the Sunshine and Genie nominations". Toronto Film Scene, February 20, 2012.
- "Playwright Matthew Heiti pens first novel". Northern Life, October 19, 2013.
- "Four fresh faces on the arts scene". Sudbury Living, May 23, 2013.
- "Sudbury playwright tackles teen suicide". Northern Life, March 27, 2013.
- "As a Sudbury story, ‘Mucking’ is a grand slam". Northern Life, November 4, 2013.
- "Aviatrix: An Unreal Story of Amelia Earhart an enthralling, sassy take on history". Calgary Sun, November 7, 2012.
- Matthew Heiti at doollee.com.
- Bradley, Lara. "Plague a deft and clever play". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Matthew Heiti to serve as Playwright-in-Residence for STC". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- "Sudbury Theatre Centre".
- Shawn Syms, "Book Review: The City Still Breathing, by Matthew Heiti". National Post, October 25, 2013.
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