MATTHEW HEITI (Writer / Performer / Human Bean)
Born in a meteor crater, Matthew Heiti is a writer, director, performer and teacher living, loving and working in North Ontario. He holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. He has published a novel, The City Still Breathing (Coach House Books) and a play, Black Dog: 4 vs the wrld (Playwrights’ Canada Press). He has served as Playwright-in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, working with emerging writers from across Ontario. In his spare time, he is usually working. He sometimes writes at harkback.org
The group of artists collaborating on BrokeDownTown have spent the past few months exploring the stories and ghosts behind one of downtown Sudbury's most historic buildings: 67 Elm Street. Formerly home to Silverman's Department Store, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Store in Northern Ontario." The building is now occupied by Querney's Office Plus, itself a family owned business.
BrokeDownTown inciters Marc Donato and Matthew Heiti spoke with Jason Turnbull on CBC Radio's Morning North about the process of creating this new project.
Listen to the interview here.
In BrokeDownTown, we'll be looking at the changing picture of a downtown core, from boom to bust to revival. Incorporating text, music, sound, image and performance, the piece has been devised by a group of artists collaborating across discipline.
BrokeDownTown is a multimedia installation and performance that will take place on September 30 and October 1, 2016 in the beating nickel heart of downtown Sudbury.
Where? Who? How? WHY?
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Original image courtesy of Greater Sudbury Public Library