Aviatrix is a black-comic fantasy about the final, mysterious flight of Amelia Earhart. In 1937, the famous pilot embarks on a record-breaking round-the-world trip. Dashing through exotic ports-of-call with her trusty navigator Fred, a cranky disembodied voice, Amelia races against time and the spectre of a demonic red plane. Aviatrix is a play about mortality and what we leave behind us in the wake of our lives.
Playwright: Matthew Heiti
Matthew Heiti is a writer, actor, director and teacher working in Sudbury, 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). His other works for the stage include: Receiver of Wreck (PlaySmelter), Mucking in the Drift (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Plague: a [sic] love story (Crestfallen) and Aviatrix (Lunchbox Theatre). He has served as Playwright-in-residence with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, working with emerging writers. He writes at harkback.org and explores new work in strange places with Crestfallen (crestfallentheatre.com). In his spare time, he is usually working.