Matt Hekking (they/he) is a native of Acton, Massachusetts. The small town, just 40 minutes outside of Boston, is where Matt fell in love with theatre and discovered his passion for acting. It is there where he immersed himself in the world of film as well, determined to discover what made a movie “good” and, more importantly, what made an actor’s performance impactful. During the summer of 2018, Matt spent 30 days backpacking in the Alaskan bush. The connection with nature he found there, along with his frequent spiritual and meditation practices, is where he believes the heart of his craft lies. Matt enjoys writing both poetry and sketch comedy, as well as singing, drumming, and doodling in his journal. His recent Rutgers Theater credits include: Chuck in She Kills Monsters, Lennox in Macbeth, Egeon in The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Brain White in Smart People.