Edmonton playwright Matthew MacKenzie (Métis) is Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, as well as the founder and an Artistic Associate with Pyretic Productions. In 2018, his play Bears won Doras for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production, was named a co-winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Outstanding New Canadian Play Award and won the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt National Playwriting Award. In 2019, Punctuate! premiered Matt’s play After the Fire, which was nominated for an Outstanding New Play Dora, as well as The Particulars, which was named one of the top ten productions of of the year by The Globe and Mail.