Bio

Matt Murray is one of Toronto’s most exciting young playwrights. Most recently, Matt wrote the script for Ross Petty’s A Christmas Carol – The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre.

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. His play Myth Of The Ostrich was a sell-out smash at both the Toronto Fringe and the Next Stage Theatre Festival and went on to be presented as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 2016 season.  In 2016, Matt was part of the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan as book writer for the new musical Rumspringa Break! (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal). Rumspringa Break! will be presented in January, 2018 at Factory Theatre as part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Matt is also the librettist for Going Under (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal) and co-librettist, co-lyricist, co-composer of My Bonnie Lass (collaboration with recording artist Johnny Reid), which was developed at Sheridan’s 2017 CMTP.

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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