Sudbury premiere production of
Receiver of Wreck
by Matthew Heiti

Dates: May 10th & May 12th @8pm
Location: Ukranian National Federation
130 Frood Rd, Sudbury

A shoe salesman chops off his foot with an axe.  An aesthetician has hers amputated by an outboard motor.  At opposite sides of the same country, staring out at two different oceans, two people each lose something on the same day and are sent crashing together toward the heart of Canada. Inspired by the Salish Sea human foot discoveries, Receiver of Wreck is a quirky comedy about human waste and the potential of change.

Produced by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation
Written by Matthew Heiti

Premiere Production Directed by Trevor Copp

Set and Lighting Design: Nick Blais
Sound Design: Marc Donato
Dramaturgy: Lisa O’Connell
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Kenny

Matthew Heiti
Jenny Hazleton
Lenny Silvini



Matthew Heiti- Playwright

Born in a meteor crater, Matthew is a writer, teacher and theatre creator living and loving in North Ontario. He is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Acting program and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick.

His plays have been workshopped across Canada and produced at various festivals and theatres. Black Dog: 4 vs. the wrld, is published by Playwrights Canada Press. He is also a Genie-nominated screenwriter and his novel, The City Still Breathing, is published by Coach House Books.

A proud advocate for developing voices in neglected landscapes, Matthew has served as Playwright-in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. With Lisa O’Connell, he is the co-director of PlaySmelter, Northern Ontario’s first festival of new theatre creation.

He explores new work in strange places at In his spare time, he is usually working.

Staged Readings

Our popular series of performative Staged Readings is back! We’re bringing three new works-in-development to this year’s PlaySmelter Festival.