Bio

Matt Murray is one of Toronto’s most exciting young playwrights. He co-wrote the hit play Remember, Maggy? which was picked as “Best of Toronto Fringe” and has since gone on to four subsequent productions. Matt’s most recent play Myth Of The Ostrich, was a sellout smash at both the Toronto Fringe and the Next Stage Theatre Festival. Myth Of The Ostrich was most recently presented as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 2015/2016 season, where it was a huge hit with both audience and critics.

For young audiences, Matt wrote the book for the musical pantomimes Peter and Tinker Bell’s Summer Adventure and Aladdin and Jasmine’s Summer Adventure; both for Theatre By The Bay, in Barrie.

In Development: The first is a new musical with composer/lyricist Kevin Wong, entitled Evie in which Matt is writing the book. He is also collaborating as book writer with the composer/lyricist duo of Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal on another musical named Rumspringa Break! An Am-ish Musical.  Rumspringa Break! will be workshopped and presented Fall of 2016 as part of the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan College.

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Matt Murray’s script is both brilliantly structured and hilariously written. Too bad the last show is sold out—and no wonder—because Myth of the Ostrich is one not to miss.

Thea Fitz-James, My Entertainment World (Award Nomination for Best New Work)

Myth of the Ostrich is so well written, and has become such a popular hit that I wouldn’t be surprised if a smart producer picked it up for a commercial run. A smart comedy like this deserves the widest audience possible.

Christopher Hoile, Stage Door