GEORGE F. WALKER, Co-Producer/ Series Creator and Writer
George F Walker is one of Canada's most prolific and widely produced playwrights. He has received nine Chalmers Awards, five Dora Awards, and two Governor General’s Awards. Productions of his work have met with critical success in hundreds of productions worldwide; many of his plays have been translated into German, French, Hebrew, Turkish, Polish, Portugese, Hungarian, Cantonese and Czech. In 1997, Suburban Motel - 6 plays located in the same motel room - premiered in Canada under Walker's direction at Factory Theatre in Toronto, and in New York at Rattlestick Productions. Selected plays from the series are in production in the US and the UK and all six plays will have productions at the Schaubühne in Germany starting October 2004.
George F. Walker’s latest play HEAVEN opened to rave reviews January 2000 at Canadian Stage Company in Toronto and has since had successful US productions at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC and Yale Repertory Theatre Company in New Haven, CT. It is currently enjoying a production at the Theatre Kammerspiele in Magdeburg, Germany.
In addition to his playwriting, George F. Walker has written extensively for television and radio. Included in his list of credits are Creative Consultant to CBS's "Due South" and to Ken Finkleman's "Newsroom" for CBC. He currently created, wrote and produced the CBC 26 x 1 hr series This is Wonderland with his writing partner Dani Romain. He also co-wrote with her the feature Niagara Motel for Muse/Indian Grove Productions, based on three of the plays from his Suburban Motel cycle as well as various television MOWS for Muse/ Bernard Zukerman Productions.
Most of George F. Walker’s plays have been published including Heaven, Suburban Motel , Shared Anxiety, Nothing Sacred, Criminals in Love and Better Living.