Matthew Rees (Christian Bechdel) is thrilled to make his debut at SLAC in FUN HOME and to be sharing the stage with his cousin Ava. An 8th grader from North Ogden, Matthew recently performed in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Jem Finch) at both Hale Centre Theatre and at Centerpointe Legacy Theatre. Other credits include THE MUSIC MAN (ensemble) and IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS (ensemble) at Pioneer Theatre Company, APPROPRIATE (Ainsley Lafayette) at Good Company Theatre, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Pugsley), SHREK (Young Shrek/Puss in Boots), PETER PAN (Lost Boy), and JOSEPH (ensemble), all at Centerpointe Legacy Theatre. He has also enjoyed playing many roles, including Tiny Tim in SCROOGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse. In his free time, Matthew is a thrill-seeker. He loves to ski, to ride roller coasters and to experience haunted attractions. He would like to thank his family who support his interest in the arts.