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Rutgers Showcase

At the completion of his time at Rutgers, Matt filmed a scene from Noah Baumach's Kicking and Screaming for his showcase. The scene is available to watch below and is representative of the kind of witty and complex characters he hopes to continue exploring as his career progresses.

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Heavenly Fools

A new play by Amanda Horowitz, Matt is excited to have recently originated the role of Carl at Rutgers University this October 12-15! Inspired by Chekhov's The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, Heavenly Fools is an absurdist meditation on desire, love, loss, and humanity.

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Comedy of Errors

Matt was lucky enough to perform as Egeon in Shakespeare's classic on The Globe stage in London. As a part of his 6-month study through Rutgers University, Matt captured audiences in February of 2022 at the iconic arena. Performing on the Globe remains an unparalleled experience for him

Matt Hekking performing at The Globe

She Kills Monsters

Matt played Chuck in this rambunctious and fantastical adventure-comedy that premiered at Rutgers University in November of 2023. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Matt unleashed his inner rock star while portraying this ridiculous teenage Dungeon Master.

Macbeth

Staged at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in April of 2023, Matt played Lennox in this production of Shakespeare's tragedy. A new take on the show, the performance drew upon classic slasher and found-footage movies such as The Blair Witch Project.

Matt Hekking performing in Macbeth

Little Green Birdie

Based on Carlo Gozzi's play The Green Bird Matt was a part of the development process and first performance of this new commedia adaptation in the Spring of 2022. A fantastical surrealist production, Matt originated the role of storyteller Capello as well as playing a lion amongst many other transformative characters.

Matt Hekking performing in The Little Green Birdie at Rutgers University.

Smart People

In October of 2021, Matt starred in Lydia Diamond's play as Brian White. Staged at Rutgers University in a small black box space with only a four person cast, this intimate, passionate, and deeply political work is one of his favorites to date. 

Matt Hekking performing in Smart People
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