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Matt St. Amand

Grad’s play to hit Windsor stage this weekend

The Monkeys with a Typewriter Theatre Company will stage a play by UWindsor grad Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) this weekend and next at the Korda Zone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond centres on Hal Dagon, a washed-up actor who enjoyed fleeting fame in the early 1980s after starring in a couple surprise hit horror movies. What his agent didn’t steal from him, his ex-wife got in the divorce settlement. As the play opens, he’s eking out the rest of his existence in a beat-up old apartment in the rough end of Windsor.

Grad’s film delves into mysterious disappearance

A film by a UWindsor English grad will enjoy its premiere Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. in room 121, Biology Building.

Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) wrote Call In, which he describes as a short “found footage” film that traces the disappearance of Steve Shell, the host of a conspiracy call-in radio show who walked out during a 2011 broadcast and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

“The film is somewhat experimental,” says St. Amand. “It's a radio play set to images shot around the city of Windsor.”